University of Kent

University of Kent

Professional Practice

The programme is a work-related learning programme designed for participants from private, public and third sector settings such as health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources; administrative services; cultural industries or the arts. The programme offers you the opportunity to attain academic recognition for the skills, knowledge and experience that you have developed in the workplace whilst focusing on a specific area of practice relevant to your work and enhance career progression. You explore your profession further and consider the professional challenges associated within your specific area of practice, with modules that have been designed to help you review and analyse the current debates relevant to the professional context in which you are working.

Entry requirements

A professional qualification or appropriate degree-level qualification and/or equivalent work experience at the appropriate level. Students entering the programme will be expected to demonstrate professional experience in a role that involves responsibility which they have held for at least two years. Applicants without traditional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and will be required to demonstrate potential to study at postgraduate level.

Assessment methods

Assessment may include written assignments, work-based projects, oral presentations, portfolio assessment, seminar contributions and reflective learning submissions. In the final stage of the programme, you complete a dissertation of 10-12,000 words.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PgCert Part-time £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MA Part-time £ 2,500 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4AG South East

Key information

Recruitment and Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01227 827272