24 months
9000 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


International Higher Education Management at University of Bath is a part-time two-year course for higher education professionals who want to progress to senior leadership positions.

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Invest in your future. Discover your potential. Lead your career.

Our MA in International Higher Education Management (IHEM) at University of Bath  is one of a few Master’s degrees focusing on higher education management in a global context. We’ve designed this course for higher education professionals who want to progress to senior leadership positions.

The MA IHEM is a part-time two year course starting 16 May 2022. A blend of online and face-to-face learning, it combines two residentials in Bath with online learning, and assessment.

We want to help shape the next-generation of higher education management leaders. You will:

  • learn how internationalisation impacts the daily challenges of managing a modern university
  • discover, share and examine best practice from around the world
  • equip yourself with the skills to improve management at your own institution

We want to inspire our graduates to push for change throughout the higher education sector.

We want to give you the practical skills and experience to advance your career. Instead of a traditional dissertation, you’ll do a six-month international consultancy project. You might want to look at an issue at your own institution or you might find someone on the course who can help get you access to work in a different country. This will allow you to apply best practice and demonstrate your expertise.

We’ve designed a programme of taught units to help you to become a more effective leader. Subjects include big data analytics, research and teaching management, and managing change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Innovation and change management in higher education
  • Big data and IT governance in higher education
  • Managing and enhancing teaching and research
  • Managing internationalisation in higher education
  • Understanding strategy and risk in international higher education management
  • Planning and resource mobilisation in higher education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

At least one of:

  • a first or second class honours degree, or international equivalent, awarded by an approved institution
  • a relevant postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate awarded by an approved institution

We will also require a strong GMAT score from:

  • candidates who do not have a degree, but have ten or more years' experience working in higher education, including some at a managerial level
  • candidates who do not have five years' experience working in higher education, but have strong academic qualifications and other relevant experience

Work experience

A satisfactory record of extended and responsible work experience in a relevant role in higher education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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