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MA Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership

Enhance your educational practice and self-assess your skills and performance within your professional context with our MA Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership. The programme is rooted in professional experience and covers a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment methods, materials and technologies. We’ve designed this online, part-time course to fit around existing work and teaching commitments, particularly for those working in higher and further education, training, development or administration. You can also choose to study this course as a one-year Postgraduate Certificate or two-year Postgraduate Diploma.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

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.

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Duration

Taught route: up to 24 months (part-time online)

Next start date

February 2023

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Course Details

Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership

Enhance your career aspirations and gain a broader understanding of Higher Education.

The course will enable you to:

  • Develop your professional capacity as reflective practitioners, enabling you to self-assess your skills and performance within your professional context.
  • Gain a critical understanding of the current issues within the Higher Education sector.
  • Acquire professional skills at three different levels including self, organisation and others.
  • Develop an understanding of leadership and management within Higher Education, and associated opportunities for career progression.
  • Enhance your skills and knowhow to develop efficient processes to support students in their Higher Education studies.

You’ll 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.

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.

Course Structure

Taught route:

  • The MA Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership is part-time online over 24 months. (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 below.)
  • The PGDip Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership is part-time online over 12-15 months. (Year 1 and Year 2 below.)
  • The PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership is part-time online over 9-12 months. (Year 1 below.)

Taught route:

Two compulsory modules:

  • Higher Education in Context (30 credits)
  • Professional Practice in Higher Education (30 credits)

Taught route:

Two compulsory modules:

  • Strategy to Practice (30 credits)
  • Managing and Leading People & Change in Higher Education (30 credits)

Taught route:

One compulsory modules:

  • The Management Project (60 credits)

Course Start Dates

  • PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
    • Part-time: Online
  • PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
    • Part-time: Online
  • PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
    • Part-time: Online
  • PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership
    • Part-time: Online

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Course Information

 

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.

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Throughout this programme, a variety of assessments are used.

Taught modules:

  • Assessment of taught modules consists of a written submissions of 3,000 words (60% weighting), and oral presentations or poster presentations of 2,000 words equivalent (40% weighting).

For those students completing the full Master's course, assessment methods also include:

  • 13,000 word Management Project
  • 2,000 oral presentation
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Taught route:

The course consists of 4 x 30 credit modules and a 60 credit project that run sequentially across three academic years.

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Fees and Applying

 

Applications for this course are now open.

Apply for the MA, PGDip or PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership directly with the University.

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2022/23 Course Fees

  • PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £4,000
  • PGDip Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £8,000
  • MA Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £12,000

2023/24 Course Fees (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2023)

  • PGCert Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £4,200
  • PGDip Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £8,300
  • MA Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership: £12,500

By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan.

See full details of course fees and payment structures on the fees and funding page.

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