UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Higher Education Management

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

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, together with at least 4 years of relevant professional experience of management in a higher education institution 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.

Course modules

Core modules: Higher education institutions as organisations (their strategic management); the management of teaching and research in higher education; the management of financial resources in higher education (part 1); the management of financial resources in higher education (part 2). Options: An independent study in higher education management; institutional governance in higher education; internationalisation in higher education; the management of physical resources in higher education; managing people in higher education institutions; managing 3rd stream activities in higher education; managing the student experience; marketing in higher education.

Assessment methods

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 a higher education institution, or a dissertation on a topic relevant to the programme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MBA (Executive) Full-time - 1 years
MBA (Executive) Part-time - 2 years
MBA (Executive) Variable - 4 years

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