This is an interdisciplinary programme for professionals who want to develop and enhance their practice at postgraduate level. It is a workbased learning programme designed for participants from a variety of professional settings including the private, public and third sector, for example, health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources; administrative services; cultural industries or the arts.
The programme offers you the opportunity to explore your profession further, consider the challenges associated with your professional practice and develop your generic knowledge and skills in the workplace; while being able to focus on a specific area of practice relevant to you and your work. In particular, you develop strategic skills, knowledge of leadership styles and approaches, and critical analysis in the context of multi-agency working and research-based practice.
You explore your profession further and consider the professional challenges associated within your specific area of practice, with modules that have been designed to help you review and analyse the current debates relevant to the professional context in which you are working.
Format and assessment
This flexible programme allows you to follow one of our specific accredited pathways or select modules of personal and professional interest from across the University, enabling you to review and analyse the current debates relating to key issues relevant to the professional context in which you are working.
Core modules: • Learning and Development in Organisations • Inter-professional Working • Evidence Based Practice • Research Skills • Dissertation
Students are able to select optional modules from the Centre for Professional Practice module catalogue or the wider University of Kent catalogue.
In Stage 3 you complete a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words
A postgraduate degree in professional practice is a particularly valuable and flexible qualification that can open the door to exciting careers in many professions. Our graduates have gone on to work as head teachers, head of human resources and organisation development, college and university administration managers. Most recent graduates have gone on to work for companies in the UK such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company (KSS CRC), Rochester Grammar School, Chatham Grammar School for Boys and the University of Kent.
- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015 - Kent has been ranked fifth out of 120 UK universities in a mock Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) exercise modelled by Times Higher Education (THE). - In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Kent was ranked 17th* for research output and research intensity, in the Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities - Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months. Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/