The MProf is a programme of postgraduate study that is designed to improve the professional practice of managers and executives. It does this by developing their skills of reflective practice and supporting them in undertaking a research project based on their organisational work activities.
How is the MProf studied?
You can enrol on the MProf in September or February and you will typically continue your studies part-time over 2 years. Most of your study is undertaken while you continue your professional career, and involves the use of online study materials, regular interaction with a personal academic adviser, one or more specialist consultants, and your peers on the programme.
Who is the MProf for?
Our MProf is designed for practicing managers and executives who want to gain new insights and perspectives into management based on critical exploration of their own evolving professional practice. It is particularly appropriate for those wishing to improve their capability to lead and manage change in their organisation. Because the MProf includes a research project focused on their workplace practice, it is particularly relevant for those looking to improve their managerial capability and professional standing at perhaps a midpoint in their career.
What is distinctive about the MProf?
It focuses on developing participants' individual capabilities as reflective practitioners, and through this enhancing their capability for undertaking practice-based research within their own workplace. Because professionals have achieved a significant amount of both formal and informal learning, the MProf provides an opportunity to make a claim for academic credits against relevant prior learning. It is designed specifically to support participants in undertaking practice-based research into their workplace activities. While the knowledge gained from this research is equally rigorous to a research Masters, it is distinctive in that the participant is placed at the centre of their research investigation, and their findings tend to be applicable within their organisation. Participants' study paths and projects are tailored to meet their individual needs and interests, and those of their organisations.