MA Advanced Professional Practice

Course content

 

The MA Advanced Professional Practice enables you to work towards Master’s level qualifications by combining campus –based modules with short courses, work- based learning and other Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities.

The programme is designed to give you maximum flexibility in designing an individual pathway that reflects your specific CPD needs and interests.

Available from 2017

  • MA Advanced Professional Practice 
  • MA Practice Education and PG Cert Practice Education 
  • MA in Leadership and Management (Health and Social Care) 

Coming Soon

  • MA Child Protection
  • MA in Early Years Professional Practice
  • MA in End of Life Care
  • How do I achieve an MA in Advanced Professional Practice?

The MA consists of three phases:

  • Phase 1: Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice.
  • Phase 2: Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Practice.
  • Phase 3: MA in Advanced Professional Practice.

The first phase of the MA leads to a Postgraduate Certificate which is normally completed in one year, January to December  Upon completion you have the choice of proceeding to the Postgraduate Diploma phase or taking a break from study.  The full MA will take between three to seven years to complete, depending in how you choose to organise your studies.  Alternatively, the programme structure enables you to exit after each phase with a professional award, should you wish. 

The first phase of the MA leads to a Postgraduate Certificate which is normally completed in one year, January to December  Upon completion you have the choice of proceeding to the Postgraduate Diploma phase or taking a break from study.  The full MA will take between three to seven years to complete, depending in how you choose to organise your studies.  Alternatively, the programme structure enables you to exit after each phase with a professional award, should you wish.

*Please note that this is a new programme for 2016 entry and is currently under development. The main content of the programme will be taught as advertised but individual module content may change before final approval in the summer. If you would like further information about course content, please contact admissions@chi.ac.uk and the admissions tutor would be delighted to speak to you.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bishop Otter campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Indicative modules

The Programme Co-ordinator will work with you to design your individual pathway through this programme.  At the Postgraduate Certificate phase many of the modules provide vehicles for you to import and evidence CPD activity that you may have undertaken in the workplace , or learning from short courses. Once you have applied to the programme you will be allocated a Professional Mentor who will advise and support you in combining taught study with work-based learning.

The MA consists of three phases:
Phase 1: Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice.
Phase 2: Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Practice.
Phase 3: MA in Advanced Professional Practice.

Advanced Professional Practice Pathway

The MA in Advanced Professional Practice (MA APP) is a post-graduate level degree programme that enables practitioners and managers in the public service professions to gain Masters level qualifications by assembling and consolidating verified CPD activity.
The structure allows students to receive academic recognition for existing knowledge and skills, work-based learning, or modules taken at other institutions. These can be ‘imported’ into the course and count towards their final award and by combining them with further study at the University of Chichester.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Education Pathway

The MA in Practice Education builds upon the Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Education. The postgraduate certificate comprises two modules: Practice Education 1 and Practice Education 2; these address Stage 1 and Stage 2 respectively of the new professional standards for practice educators. The course allows candidates to ‘import’ previously studied Enabling Learning courses to gain credit against the Practice Education 1 module. The Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s degree offer options in:

  • Developing Resilience
  • Mentoring
  • a teaching skills module 'Core Issues in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leadership and Management (Health and Social Care) Pathway

This programme focuses on the continuing professional development needs of public and third sector managers and others in a leadership role within their organisation. To enable managers to tailor their programme of study to meet their specific requirements a range of modules are offered:

  • Transforming Services
  • Managing Service Delivery
  • Managerial Effectiveness
  • Portfolio of Academic and Professional Learning & Development
  • Advanced Critical Analysis and Decision Making
  • How to Conduct Research
  • Advanced Practice in working with Risk
  • Mentoring
  • Developing Resilience

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Code: 
C58

Course length

1 Year Full Time