Masters | Postgraduate Course - Student Affairs in Higher Education MA Course Details within Anglia Ruskin University

Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education
Tel:0845 271 3333
Email:alex@anglia.ac.uk
Course Fees
UK/EU students, 2017/18 (per year) £7,100 UK/EU students, 2017/18 (per year part time) £3,550 International students, 2017/18 (per year) £11,900
Start Month(s)
September
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01245 686868
Student Affairs in Higher Education MA

Study Details

MA/PGDip/PGCert 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Designed for those already working in student-facing services, or graduates who are interested in this career path, our innovative Masters degree will develop your expertise, knowledge, skills and experience in this rapidly emerging area of higher education. It includes the opportunity to undertake optional internships in the USA and in the UK.

We’ve designed our unique Masters course with you in mind. If you're already working in student-facing services, in the UK or overseas, it will expand your professional skills. If you're a graduate it will equip you with the knowledge and insight you need to start a career in this field. You can choose to study with us full-time, or part-time while you continue to work.

This course gives you an exciting opportunity to participate in the emerging field of student affairs. You’ll make an important contribution to the development of literature and research relating to student affairs in the UK. Whether you work in student services, residence services, student unions or sport centres, you’ll be able to tailor your research project to your own area of interest.

Alongside improving your understanding of key issues in higher education student affairs, you’ll have the chance to gain first-hand experience of student affairs through an optional internship with a US university. Here you'll undertake a project under supervision and present your findings to colleagues in the USA. This opportunity is subject to an application process and includes some, but not all, costs. There will also be opportunities for placements here at Anglia Ruskin University as well as at other partner universities and institutions in the UK.

Our MA will not only increase your career opportunities, but let you transform the way you, your colleagues and your institution provide student-facing services.

Module details

  • Educational and Social Research Methods
  • Key Issues and Themes in Student Affairs - Higher Education
  • National and International Perspectives in Higher Education Student Affairs
  • Professional Enquiry in Education
  • Specialist Studies in Student Affairs in Higher Education (part-time students only)
  • Postgraduate Major Project

Entry Requirements

 A first degree, with honours, at a minimum final classification of Lower Second (2:2) or equivalent.

Student Destinations

Our MA programme will help your personal and continuing professional development. You’ll advance your knowledge and application of leadership and management in the different areas covered by student-facing services, such as student engagement, advising, student development and support.

This course will benefit you if you want to work in a student affairs-related area, or if you're already a professional in a student-facing service and want to progress to higher levels of management. It's intended for professionals from areas such as:

•student services
•careers and employability
•the Students' Union
•sports and activities
•student engagement
•library
•registry or academic office
•accommodation or residential service
•registration
•finance.

With a strong focus on the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in student affairs – where there's a skills gap at present – our course will boost your prospects.