Taught course

Higher Education Studies MA

UCL - University College London · Education, Practice and Society

Entry requirements

A minimum of a relevant second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard and relevant personal or professional experience of Higher Education.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 2.

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

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Higher Education Studies is designed to give you critical insight into the changing field of Higher Education, reflecting on important debates nationally and internationally. The programme encourages you to explore, share and challenge existing knowledge and experience by engaging with different ideas, concepts, and values. You will examine Higher Education policy and practices in relation to your own experience. The programme will develop your understanding of conceptual and analytical frameworks in professional practices and processes, increasing your knowledge, skills and confidence to operate effectively and creatively in diverse institutions in Higher Education.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 20 3370 1214