Taught course

International Higher Education

University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus · University of Nottingham Ningbo China Campus

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or equivalent in degree. A minimum of one year work experience in the field of education for those taking the course on a part-time (2-year) basis. No such requirement for full-time one year students.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme overview

We begin by exploring the broad context of higher education in an era of globalisation and how this is driving diverse forms of internationalisation in higher education. We then look at strategies and managerial demands of different models of internationalisation, followed by a specific focus on the core activity of enhancing student experiences in an internationalising institution.

The programme concludes with an opportunity for in-depth investigation of internationalisation within a particular function in a higher education institution – chosen by the student. This will enhance personal capacity in strategic analysis for informed decision-making in future professional practice. The programme, therefore, moves from context to strategy and from strategy to practice, so that reflection on practice is situated and contextualised.

Programme content and structure

The programme comprises four 30-credit modules and a 60-credit dissertation.

The modules currently offered are:

  • Module 1: Globalisation, higher education and society
  • Module 2: Internationalising higher education: institutional strategy and development
  • Module 3: Enhancing student experience in international higher education
  • Module 4: Shaping the future: An evidence-based approach to managing change in international higher education

The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to carry out an in-depth investigation of internationalisation within a particular function in a higher education institution. Development of the research skills students need to carry out this work are supported in various ways, building on their value for future professional practice.

Information for international students

The University currently houses 700 international students from 70 different countries

Fees and funding

UK students
CNY 90,000
International students
CNY 90,000

Competitive international student (including UK students) scholarships

  • Ningbo Govt International Student Scholarship 14 x approx 3,100 GBP
  • The University of Nottingham High Achievers Scholarship 25 x approx. 2,050 GBP

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
18-24 months

Course contact details

International Admissions