Taught course

Student Affairs in Higher Education

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Entry requirements

A Degree, with Honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure will also be required

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for those already working in student-facing services, or graduates who are interested in this career path, our innovative Masters degree will develop your expertise, knowledge, skills and experience in this rapidly emerging area of higher education. It includes the opportunity to undertake optional internships in the USA and in the UK.

We’ve designed our unique Masters course with you in mind. If you're already working in student-facing services, in the UK or overseas, it will expand your professional skills. If you're a graduate it will equip you with the knowledge and insight you need to start a career in this field. You can choose to study with us full-time, or part-time while you continue to work.

This course gives you an exciting opportunity to participate in the emerging field of student affairs. You’ll make an important contribution to the development of literature and research relating to student affairs in the UK. Whether you work in student services, residence services, student unions or sport centres, you’ll be able to tailor your research project to your own area of interest.

Your studies will be based at our Cambridge campus. If you embark on our full-time delivery you will be required to attend campus during the week. If you choose to study part-time, modules are delivered via weekend workshops and blended learning, to suit those students who live further away.

The teaching is delivered in many ways, including discussion, case studies and peer learning. Guest speakers from different universities also contribute, to give you a broad perspective of Student Affairs.

Alongside improving your understanding of key issues in higher education student affairs, you’ll have the chance to gain first-hand experience of student affairs through an optional internship with a US university. Here you'll undertake a project under supervision and present your findings to colleagues in the USA. This opportunity is subject to an application process and includes some, but not all, costs. There will also be opportunities for placements here at Anglia Ruskin University as well as at other partner universities and institutions in the UK.

Our MA will not only increase your career opportunities, but let you transform the way you, your colleagues and your institution provide student-facing services.

Find out more on our Anglia Ruskin University course page.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Fees information

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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