Nottingham Trent University
Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership PgCert
Nottingham Trent University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The MSc in Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership is an innovative course that provides professional staff working in management and administration roles in higher education with a transformative experience to enhance their administrative, managerial and leadership capabilities.

Building on the PG Cert and PG Dip it provides a pathway for staff working in management and administrative roles in HE with a progressional route to support their career development. The course enables participants to develop their knowledge, skills and abilities as HE professionals, promoting excellence in management and administration in higher education.

From this course you will be able to:

Demonstrate a critical understanding of how contemporary issues, theories and ideologies in administration, management and leadership can be applied to improve current practice in your institution and the HE sector in general.

Evaluate the rigour and validity of published research and assess its relevance to the HE sector, synthesising existing research to identify alternative approaches.

Display proficiency in the use of techniques of research and enquiry to draw conclusions from critical evaluation of relevant issues. Demonstrate a critical understanding of your role and organisation in the global HE context.

These courses are not only underpinned by academic rigour, but help participants to develop knowledge and skills that can be easily transferred to the workplace. Ultimately, the courses aim to develop excellent administrators who have the skills, integrity and commitment to make a positive contribution to the societies in which they live and work.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. We're also ranked in the top 95 European Business Schools in the Financial Times (FT)

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)
    • 6.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (minimum of 6.0 in Writing)

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Higher Education Administration, Management and Leadership, PgCert, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

To have satisfactorily completed the PG Certificate in HE Administration, Management and Leadership (within the last five years), in accordance with the Assessment Regulations. Possession of a relevant professional or academic qualification deemed to be equivalent and appropriate to at least 60 M level points.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Nottingham Trent University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Nottingham Trent University

Established in 1843, Nottingham Trent University, also known as NTU, has four separate campuses spread throughout Nottinghamshire, with the main City Campus being located right in the heart of Nottingham. NTU is particularly recognised in British academia for having some of the best post-graduation employment statistics of any university in the UK, with the Institution helping more than 94% of their students get started in their chosen field.

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Where is this programme taught

City Campus
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