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Professional Development and Practice MA

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-20, NOV-20, DEC-20

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

This course provides a flexible and wide choice of modules for students to tailor their study to their own interests or requirements. Aims of the course include:

  • Enable students to critically reflect on and review their professional development to facilitate enhanced performance and service delivery
  • Provide learning opportunities for students to critical reflect on complex challenges, current issues and new evidence-based practice research
  • Develop and enhance students’ capacity for critically evaluating key theoretical knowledge, law and policy in relation social work and social care practice
  • Provide learning opportunities for students to develop and to enhance decision-making skills in complex situations in social work and social care practice
  • Enable students to demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level
  • Enable students to recognise the contribution, and begin to make use, of research to inform practice
  • Provide an opportunity for students to undertake a research project in their specialist area of practice

Learning Environment and Assessment

Keynote lectures, seminars, tutorials, material for self-directed learning, e-learning, workshops will form part of university-based learning provision.

Students will be required to link formal learning to their practice and will be encouraged to build on existing skills/develop new skills to consolidate their learning across the academic and practice fields.

Skills, values and knowledge will be developed through group discussions, group tutorials, presentations and practice learning opportunities.

The overarching teaching and learning strategy will enable students to develop cognitive skills which are appropriate to independent learning and postgraduate study.

A range of assessment methods will include essays, presentations, case studies, practice observation, reflective writing, practice portfolios, and personal development files.

Tuition fees

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£ 13,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 83 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    133 77%

    17th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    38th

    17

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