Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma and MA/MSc in Professional Practice

Recruiting now for various start dates throughout the year


Our Professional Practice courses provide a flexible, bespoke work based route to a postgraduate qualification. You negotiate your own pathway to a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters qualification.

All courses have as their main focus a work based project supported by your own personal learning and development. You will benefit from a highly relevant, customised course which also delivers outcomes for your organisation.

The key course components allow for high levels of customisation, choice and negotiation. You negotiate your programme pathway, timescales, target award and award title.

This qualification has been approved as an appropriate pathway to achieving the Senior Leaders Degree Apprenticeship and so you may be able to fund your programme through the apprenticeship levy.

Students may also make a claim for credit for prior learning to exempt them from some modules by undertaking the module Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning (RAPL).


Other information

Director of Studies: Paulette Liptrot (Postgraduate Certificate), Debbie Simpson (Postgraduate Diploma/Masters)

Duration: The duration of this part-time course is flexible as it is offered on a modular basis. Students may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.

Entry requirements: Applicants should usually have at least three years experience in a role which allows for the scope to undertake postgraduate work-based projects. All applicants require employer/ stakeholder support.

Assessment: Coursework, including learning contracts, project proposals, reports, reflective commentary, and oral presentation.