Programme structure

The programme consists of four semesters.  There is a set programme structure that all students must follow.

The first semester provides the students with an introduction to the history and philosophy of higher education, the main theories, concepts, and the range of disciplinary perspectives of relevance for studying higher education.

In the second and third semester the students continue their studies of methods and statistics, as well as focus in depth on change in higher education from a range of perspectives.

The Master degree students begin work on their thesis in the third semester. The completion of the thesis will be the primary focus of the fourth semester (30 credits).

Throughout the programme fronter is used as a web supported teaching and communication tool.

4. semester HEM4390 – Master Thesis
3. semester HEM4230 – The Economic and International/Global Dimension of Higher Education HEM4113 – Research Methods - course II HEM4312 – Advanced Courses in Research Methods
2. semester HEM4220 – Organisation, Governance and Management of Higher Education (discontinued) HEM4112 – Research Methods and Statistics - course I (discontinued) HEM4250 – Thesis Proposal (discontinued)
1. semester HEM4100 – Introductory Semester Course in Higher Education (discontinued) HEM4210 – History and Primary Processes of Higher Education (discontinued)
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits


Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Philosophy in Higher Education

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Feb. 20, 2014 2:54 PM