Internationalisation in the UK HEI sector: a case study of the development of a collaborative Masters programme between the University of Northampton and the University of Madras

Terry Louis Tudor


This manuscript examines, critically, key success factors for the development and implementation of internationalisation within Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), in the UK. This evaluation was undertaken using the development of a collaborative Masters in Environmental Management between the University of Northampton and the University of Madras, in India, as a case study. Using the concepts of internationalisation as a theoretical construct, the article examines, critically, the main challenges faced by the University of Northampton in the development and operation of the collaborative programme including overcoming cultural norms and bureaucracy and concludes by discussing key personal and professional lessons learnt.


Internationalisation; Higher Education Institutions; Madras; Northampton; Distance learning; Culture; Professional development

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