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Develop your skills and boost your career with our MA Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership. Designed for those working in higher and further education management, administrative or developmental roles, this unique programme – we are the first university to offer a full masters in this area – will help you to progress your career aspirations.
On our educational leadership course, you will broaden your understanding of current issues within the Higher Education sector, whilst also building on your professional skills in leadership, management, self-reflection and performance.
We have designed this online, part-time course to fit around existing work commitments. You can also choose to study this course as a one-year Postgraduate Certificate or two-year Postgraduate Diploma.
Whilst the course can be studied in your own time, you will have the opportunity to attend weekly, online, interactive two-hour workshops. These will take place during normal office hours and will be recorded for those who cannot attend.
The deadline to apply for our next intake is Friday 2 February.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent, in any discipline. Plus a minimum of six months of professional experience in undertaking administrative duties, managing a service or leading a project or group of inidividuals in their daily Higher Education activities.Entry requirements
Taught route: up to 24 months (part-time online)
February 2024See all Start Dates
Apply for this course directly with the University of Law
This higher education leadership course will help you to enhance your career by gaining a critical understanding of the current issues within the Higher Education sector. This knowledge will help you to develop informed perspectives and make sound decisions regarding policies, resource allocation, student services, and academic programmes.
Throughout the course and beyond, you will have the opportunity to truly have an impact on students and the institutions within which you work, contributing to their growth and development as well as that of your own career. As a business professional working within the education sector, you can shape the educational experiences of students, improve educational outcomes, promote diversity and inclusion, develop innovative programmes, and create supportive campus environments.
What skills will you gain?
You will acquire professional skills at three different levels including self, organisation and others:
Benefits of studying with The University of Law:
You’ll also be provided with all learning materials, including guidance for each module, eBook core texts, podcasts, presentations, articles to read, a discussion board and a wiki.
If your role involves teaching, we also offer the MA Education which is a Master's degree designed to develop the skills and abilities to enhance your educational practice and effectively support students.
The PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership is studied part-time online over 8-9 months.
Two compulsory modules:
The PGDip Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership is studied part-time online over 16-17 months.
Two compulsory modules:
The MA Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership is studied part-time online over 24 months.
One compulsory module:
To get a full picture of how you can fit these part-time, online courses around your existing commitments, take a look at our course dates.
Throughout this programme, a variety of assessments are used.
For those students completing the full Master's course, assessment methods also include:
The course consists of 4 x 30 credit modules and a 60 credit project that run sequentially across three academic years.
Applications for this course are now open.
Apply for the MA, PGDip or PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership directly with the University.
2023/24 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2023)
MA Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £12,500
PGDip Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £8,300
PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £4,200
2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024)
MA Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £13,150
PGDip Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £8,800
PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £4,450
By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.
If you’re one of our alumni, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.
We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available to help you invest in your future.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.