University of Chester
The programme is designed to facilitate the generation of original knowledge in a professional and organisational context and confer a formal award on those who succeed in generating such knowledge; the award signifies the ability to make a fresh and meaningful contribution to practice based knowledge. The distinctive features of the programme include: the ability to utilise prior learning achievements whether previously certificated or experiential in the workplace; encouragement to review the student's whole career progression; achievements and to plan for the future; engagement with deep reflection on achievements in the light of enhanced personal self knowledge; the development of expertise in areas of interest to the; colleagues and the student's organisation; personal tuition combined with extensive use of technology to bring learning materials to the student whenever they want them; a structured, progressive programme of study enabling the student to complete each stage in turn; acquisition of advanced research skills together with their application in the workplace; the programme is divided into 2 stages with students commencing their studies at Master's level; on completion of this stage, successful students can exit with a Master's in Professional Studies; students who continue on to doctoral level study and successfully complete this stage of the programme are awarded a Doctorate in Professional Studies.
Normally an upper 2nd Class Honours degree and a Master's degree from a recognised university along with a minimum of 5 years experience in a position of substantial responsibility; applicants are typically invited for interview. Students need to demonstrate advanced skills in writing (through a 1,000 word (max) project proposal outlining the 'what, why and how' of a research project); and commitment to advanced continuing professional development.
Modules include: Practitioner enquiry at doctoral level; minor and major practitioner research project.
Assessment methods may include written examinations and a portfolio.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Parkgate Road Campus||Chester||CH1 4BJ||North West|