Entry requirements

Candidates should: have a first degree or a graduate equivalent professional qualification; hold a post or advanced graduate qualification in a relevant field; have held a senior position of responsibility in the HE field for at least three years.

Months of entry

January, April, October

Course content

The DBA (HEM) programme has been developed by the International Centre for Higher Education Management (ICHEM), one of the school's highly regarded centres. ICHEM's expertise is derived from a core group of specialists with considerable personal experience of university strategic management who have been among the major international providers of higher education management development, consultancy, training and research over 25 years.

Department specialisms

Strategic planning; research policy; resource allocation; the entrepreneurial university; the internationalisation of HE; quality assurance; management practice; operational management; management of change; governance and organisation; institutional mergers; system reform; staffing strategies.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components); TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test).

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-96 months

Course contact details

DBA (HEM) Administrator
01225 386213
01225 386543