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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    January, September

  • Course Duration

    2 years (9 days of workshops)

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    14 January 2019

Course content

MSc Professional Practice in Computing and IT and MSc Professional Practice in Project Management are aimed at practicing professionals who want to progress up the career ladder through higher education but have a limited amount of time to commit to study. These programmes place an emphasis on developing and applying the knowledge, skills and competencies required for successful professional practice, allowing you to demonstrate a clear return of investment for each module completed.

This programme has been designed with a mix of directed and independent learning activity supported by individual tutoring. Delivered in part-time blended mode, this programme combines interactive workshops, online learning materials, individual tutor guidance and tutorials.

Key facts

  • Part-time Masters degree based in Central London
  • Designed to use your own workplace and recent CPD training as the context for learning
  • Delivered in a part-time blended mode, ideal for busy working professionals
  • 9 days of workshops with individual guidance tutoring
  • Identify opportunities for self and organisational improvement

What will I study?

This MSc is available in two separate awards which allow you to develop your workplace and learning capability in the areas of Computing and IT or Project Management. These programmes are ideal for those in employment who engage in demonstrable continuing professional development relating to their workplace discipline.

  • Professional Practice in Computing and IT
  • Professional Practice in Project Management

How will I be taught and assessed?

Overall, the programme uses a combination of teaching and learning materials and techniques including:

  • Workshops delivered at weekends to enable face to face learning and interaction with fellow learners and tutors.
  • Dedicated learning platform with a range of video, podcast materials and directed reading materials
  • Self-study materials, providing knowledge and understanding, and helping you to apply ideas to your workplace.
  • Work-related assignments that give you an opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding and provide evidence of competence.

You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 3-4 hours per week.

The assessment for this programme is 100% coursework, with examples including report writing.


All modules on this course are core.

  • Induction
  • Academic Recognition of CPD (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Computing and IT (Computing and IT Pathway only - 30 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Project Management (Project Management Pathway only - 30 credits)
  • Personal Impact for Professional Development (30 credits)
  • Developing Strategy for Professional Impact (30 credits)
  • Professional Practice Project (30 credits)

Tuition fees 2018/19: 

  • £5,995

Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £200 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.

Payment plans

We offer an interest-free monthly payment plan available to all self-funded students after payment of your deposit.

Government Loan for Masters study

For the Academic Year 2018/19, the Government will be providing a Postgraduate Loan (PGL) up to the value of £10,609 for UK and EU students. If you enter either full-time or part-time postgraduate study, you could be eligible to receive this funding.


Early Application Discounts

Our Early Application Discount is awarded to you when you submit your application and holding deposit, before the deadlines specified on our dates and fees page. The discount is applied to your remaining fees after you pay your full deposit. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer – please contact us for more details on eligibility.

How to find out more

Enquire now to find out more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.


How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, you can apply online to study the part-time MSc Professional Practice programme. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.


We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study your programme. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.


Visit the Professional Practice (Part-Time) MSc page on the Northumbria University (London Campus) website for more details!