24 months
6712 EUR/year
6712 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This new Higher Education programme from Middlesex University Dubai is intended to attract those interested in the study of Higher Education as its own field of study. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The programme is designed to include an innovative range of modules which offer a wide exposure to the studies of higher education and reflect the changing landscape of Higher Education . It is based upon four onto-epistemological pillars of; philosophy, psychology, policy and pedagogical practice and their impact on institutional, national and global arenas.

This flexible and accessible course is aimed at academics and those supporting learning in higher education. The course explores the literature and best practice in teaching, learning and assessment together, to help students critique and apply generic and subject specific pedagogies and carry out related research across a broad range of disciplines and roles.

The Higher Education programme from Middlesex University Dubai offers an opportunity to continue studies beyond the PGCertHE level. If you have just completed your PGCert in Higher Education then you can progress onto the diploma level of this programme to continue your studies and professional development. 

Future Careers and Employability

The MA in Higher Education is designed to provide professionals dedicated to the field of higher education with the ability to make an enhanced impact. Students who are practicing may pursue promotion to a position of responsibility within their chosen field or institution. Graduates of the programme may move to Doctoral studies in education.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophy and policy of Higher Education
  • Pedagogy in Higher Education
  • Psychology of Learning in Higher Education
  • Pedagogy and Practice in Higher Education 
  • Research Methods & Methodologies for Education
  • Learning Technologies in Higher Education 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The MA in Higher Education is for academics and professionals supporting learning in higher education and beyond including local further education colleges, other higher education Institutions, training providers and those with an interest in the sector.
  • Applicants are usually employed in higher education organisations contributing to the educational process, and normally, have a graduate qualification, and/or extensive practical experience and an interview may be required in some cases.

Advanced entry to the MA Higher Education can be obtained by students with relevant experience or qualifications in the following ways:

  • Entry to the MA in Higher Education at diploma level can be achieved with a relevant UK Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCert HE) or equivalent.
  • Entry to the MA in Higher Education at master’s level can be achieved with a relevant UK Postgraduate Diploma HE (PGDip HE) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6712 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13425 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    6712 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13425 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

60,000 AED 

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Higher Education
Middlesex University Dubai


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!