This series of linked awards (PGCert, PGDip, MA/MSc) enables graduate professionals in all sectors to enhance their continued professional development and lifelong learning through the negotiation of learning contracts, specifically developed work based learning initiatives and post graduate level academic study.
The programme will also substantially build upon your professional expertise and prior learning and enable previously gained 'M level' credit to be incorporated into your customised post graduate programme of study.
Another named route that can be taken as part of the programme is MA Applied Professional Studies (Innovation). This is designed forthose of you whose current role is to innovate, either in public, social or private enterprise on a major or minor scale.
The aims of the programme are:
- To effectively plan personal continuing professional development by linking professional endeavour and academic scholarship
- To strategically link advanced professional practice and academic achievement as a way of leading and sustaining change in your place of work
- To explore and effectively develop inter-professional and trans-professional working
- To systematically plan and execute a major piece of independent work which informs and advances professionalism and influences strategic decision making.
This series of linked awards (PG Cert, PG Dip, MA/MSc) enables graduate professionals in all sectors to utilise their existing experience and prior learning. Our programmes continue their professional development and lifelong learning beyond this through the negotiation of learning contracts, specifically developed work based learning initiatives and post graduate level academic study which can be applied in the workplace and their careers beyond study.
What you'll study
For PGCert: - Managing your Professional Development (15 credits) - Negotiated Studies and/or taught Masters' level modules from any programme (15, 30 or 45 credits)
For PGDip: - Research and the Professional (15 credits) - Negotiated Studies and/or taught Masters' level modules from any programme (15, 30 or 45 credits)
For MA/MSc: - Applied Professional Study (dissertation) (45 credits) - Negotiated Studies and/or taught Masters' level modules from any programme (15 credits)
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.
You are assessed through reflective portfolio, project reports, and evidence from past and current practice.
This programme provides a framework for continuing professional development and career progression customised to you and your background.