Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care

The purpose of this award is to offer a unique and personal approach to postgraduate education to individuals, or groups of individuals who wish to engage in the design, organisation, coordination and negotiation of their own learning which reflects their personal and/or professional needs. The structure and choice of the content you negotiate as part of your award, is congruent with a philosophy of adult learning. As a student you will embrace responsibility for your own learning, using initiative and insight to discover what you need to learn with learning intrinsically related to your personal context and experience. Within this process, you will learn to reflect upon experience, developing new concepts, attitudes and behaviours to apply to future decision making and judgements. Through negotiation of learning activities and outcomes prior experience is valued and as a student you will become personally engaged in learning in a way that is personally motivating and significant to you. In recognition of the uniqueness of experience, the individuality of journey is central to the award philosophy with students able to: study at your own pace and convenience; negotiate aims and learning outcomes tailored to experience and context; negotiate the nature and form of your learning activities; negotiate an appropriate method of assessing your learning. In order to facilitate this individual journey a negotiated learning advisor will support you throughout your award, enabling you to develop a learning contract that demonstrates at least 25% of the award is achieved through negotiated learning modules.

Entry requirements

Students should hold an Honours degree from a UK University or any other qualification deemed to be an equivalent to an Honours degree. If an applicant does not have an Honours degree he\she may still be admitted if she\he has significant appropriate experience and can provide evidence of ability to undertake the course successfully and benefit from it. A professional portfolio indicating achievements is a useful tool which may aid this process.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Part-time - 3 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years
PgDip Part-time - 3 years
PgCert Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

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