Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Professional Practice

Our Professional Practice courses provide a flexible, bespoke work based route to a postgraduate 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. Students may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.

Entry requirements

Applicants should usually have at least 3 years� experience in a role which allows for the scope to undertake postgraduate work-based projects. All applicants require employer/stakeholder support.

Course modules

Modules: programme negotiation or personal learning and development. Plus optional modules and projects.

Assessment methods

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


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Work-based learning £ 2,178 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgCert Work-based learning £ 2,178 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01524 593936