Taught course

Higher Education Management

UCL - University College London · Education, Practice and Society

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, together with at least four years of relevant professional experience of management in an HEI setting. It is also possible for applicants with appropriate experience but without a degree to be accepted on the basis of an interview, a qualifying essay and/or a portfolio and reflective statement, depending on their prior qualifications. European or international applicants are expected to have qualifications at an equivalent level.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The Higher Education Management MBA will develop your understanding of the key concepts in the academic literature and in the field of professional practice relevant to higher education management. It will increase your capacity for critical reflection on your own professional practice, drawing on a range of theoretical and practice-based perspectives.

You can gain a professional Master's while working full-time in higher education.

The intensive, one week per term format allows you to manage your programme to suit your job and other commitments.

This is a specialist MBA that will give you an advantage in your career.

Many participants have gained promotion or been offered new roles whilst still on the programme.

You learn from leading professionals and experts in key aspects of higher education management and leadership.

The contributors to our MBA are among the best in their field, leaders of universities and the top academics on the topics we cover.

Part-time: 2 years; Flexible: up to 2 years;

Fees and funding

Fee UK/EU Full-time: GBP15,460; UK/EU Part-time: GBP15,460; Overseas Full-time: GBP17,710; Overseas Part-time: GBP17,710; This programme is expected to be completed over two years of part-time study. Fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time Master's fee shown. The fees shown are for 2017/2018, for the full duration of the programme. Fees for entry in subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Please note: this does not include accommodation costs of approximately £800 per person per week-long residential and travel expenses.

Qualification and course duration


24 months
part time
24 months


Teaching methods include lectures, tutor and student-led seminars and discussions, critical engagement and discussion of relevant literature and syndicate group work. Assessment is by presentations, essays, the successful completion of a consultancy project in an HEI, or a dissertation on a topic relevant to the programme.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3370 1214