University of St Mark & St John

University of St Mark & St John

Professional Studies

The programme is focused on the professional development requirements of established practitioners and is centred on project driven delivery supported through an academic tutorial system. It reflects an underpinning commitment to develop within the Faculty, intellectually rigorous Postgraduate programmes which, through collaborative engagement of students and academic staff, can contribute to the development of the faculty applied research portfolio, as well as deepening links with related professions. The range of subject specialisms are determined by the focus of research active supervisors within the faculty and are in line with the University's current provision and specialisms. Among those currently ratified are: Outdoor Education; sport development; physical education; sport and health sciences; journalism and creative arts; leadership and management.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have secured a 1st degree, however each application will be considered on the basis of the professional experience of the applicant. Applicants are required to meet with the programme leader to discuss the programme of study most appropriate to them.

Course modules

Stage 1: Conceptual and theoretical discourses. Stage 2: Contemporary contextual issues. Stage 3: Developmental considerations.

Assessment methods

While students work to a generic project structure and set of learning outcomes, each project is based on a set of criteria specific to the chosen subject specialism. The focus and content is negotiated with a supervisor who is research active in that specialism. It is anticipated that project work leads to publication in an appropriate journal or other academic outlet, following the completion of the assessment process.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Mark & St John Plymouth PL6 8BH South West

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