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Practice Development PgD

Course Description

Take your practice development skills beyond graduate level and improve your career prospects. Our PgD course offers the perfect opportunity to build on your existing knowledge, providing a stimulating and challenging environment in which to learn. Our wide variety of negotiated and work-based modules are specifically designed to meet the needs of learners in a wide range of practice settings, so whichever field you work in, we are sure to be able to help.

You'll enjoy the chance to study your own pathway for the course, choosing the modules that best fit your specialisms. We ensure that everything you learn is relevant to your workplace, and our outstanding facilities and teaching staff will ensure you get the most out of your learning. So get started on the path to the next stage of your career by taking your knowledge and skills to new heights.

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study; alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

Course outline

As well as the core modules, you'll be able to take your pick from our list of optional modules, or from the stand alone modules offered by the department. Taking this option will require you to complete a proposal form indicating the proposed title, providing evidence that at least 60% of the credit for the award is specifically focused upon the indicated subject area.

You will be required to attend one of the induction days prior to starting the first module of your course (distance learning students excepted). If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years, the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived. The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date.

Other admission details

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. Potential students will be offered advice by an academic tutor on the suitability of the award and their module choices, this will be dependent on factors such as currency of prior learning, and their personal and professional development needs. Students should be able to show the potential benefits of studying for the award and offer a rationale for their module choice.

Visit the Practice Development PgD page on the University of Cumbria website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Admission criteria are listed in the University Admissions Policy. Normally applicants will be required to hold an honours degree classification second-class honours, lower division or above in a related subject. For applicants who do not meet this requirement, non-standard entry criteria will apply; in such cases applicants will be interviewed. This decision will be at the discretion of the programme leader. It is expected that such candidates will have evidence of successful study at level 6 (or equivalent) within the preceding 5 years. See course description for further admission details.

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