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Higher Education, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Online
The Higher Education programme at Anglia Ruskin University aims to equip students with research skills and substantive knowledge for the study of higher education. You will enhance your ability to facilitate and lead the development of expert knowledge within your specific area of higher education including academic practice.

About

Globalisation, technological advancement and the evolution of the sector means the study of higher education is no longer limited to local, regional or national contexts. Recognising this changing environment, our course aims to enhance practice, research and policy of higher education. Woven throughout are opportunities for formal and informal personal development in a wide range of institutional settings and locations, and emphasis is put on the synthesis of theory and practice (including academic practice).

Coursework will draw on your experience and understanding of pertinent issues to higher education, and you’ll be encouraged to bring this together with the current, established body of professional and academic literature. You’ll develop advanced, specialist research skills, and broaden your knowledge of areas of higher education that are most relevant to your personal or professional aims.

Careers

Graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, including tutors, lecturers and academics from different disciplines and educational contexts will benefit from the provision of specialist knowledge and research methods training. The Higher Education programme at Anglia Ruskin University actively seeks to support the professional development, employability and career progression of managers, administrators and academic-related, professional staff (e.g. learning technologists, academic developers). 

The offering of a range of specialised research skills is tailored to enhance the expertise of these professionals as well as those aspiring to progress to higher levels of management in the areas of higher education policy, widening participation and access in higher education institutions. Invited lecturers from external higher education and policy institutions will highlight possible pathways for future employment within specialist organisations or universities in a number of countries

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • National and International Perspectives on Higher Education Policy
  • Universities as Contemporary Learning and Teaching Environments
  • Special Research Methods in Higher Education
  • Educational and Social Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Major Study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • It can take up to four weeks to consider applications, so we recommend you apply at least a month before your preferred start date
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Normally applicants should have a first degree with honours at a minimum classification of 2:2 or equivalent. Exceptional entry is offered to professionals with extensive professional experience. Arrangements also exist to incorporate Accredited Prior Learning (APL). 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3350 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3350 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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