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Master of Professional Studies MProf

Master of Professional Studies MProf

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Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Professional Masters

Subject areas

Humanities / General Studies / Combined Studies

Course type


Course Summary


This programme breaks new ground both in recognising existing knowledge and experience, and in customising a programme of advanced study to address the unique opportunities and challenges you face in your world of work.

Why study MProf Professional Studies at Middlesex University?

This Master of Professional Studies (MProf) is designed specifically for you, if:

you are naturally curious about the nature of your professional practice and committed to the pursuit of excellence through learning,
you are looking for an opportunity to acquire a Masters degree that builds on your knowledge and skills to make a difference in your organisation, community or professional field,
you see your professional context as a learning environment and your day-to-day work activity as a subject of inquiry,
you have accumulated a portfolio of professional learning and are wondering whether you can have it recognised for academic credit towards a degree.

The programme will enable you to develop your distinctive practice through critical reflection and situational inquiry. It will equip you to remain innovative and relevant in your chosen field and make a purposeful and practical difference in your organisation or community of practice.

Your practical experience and expertise have marked you out as someone capable of shaping thinking in your field – this is your opportunity to gain formal accreditation of your contribution and increase your professional impact by exploring key issues that will drive the direction of your practice into the future.


How is the MProf Professional Studies taught?

The Master of Professional Studies is built on a unique learning partnership. We are not the experts in your field of practice – you are. You bring into this partnership the knowledge and experience you have gained through your work.

Our contribution to learning involves the skills of critical inquiry that can help you articulate the implicit knowledge that guides your practice, so that you can effectively address the challenges and opportunities you face. Working together, our aim is to enable you to make a difference in your personal performance, organisation or community of practice.

To ensure that the degree is relevant and has impact in your field, you can recommend a senior level practitioner as a consultant to work as a part of the individualised learning team, and we work with your employer or professional community to identify learning experiences relevant to the unique demands of your field.


A critical review of your research experience or responsibility for organisational change. A claim for research experience should outline the approach, methodology and skills that have prepared you to undertake advanced practitioner inquiry. A claim for organisational change experience should set out the strategic context of the change, the aims, objectives and expected outcomes, the methodological approach adopted with justification for the choices made. There should be evidence of organisational impact and critical reflection on the efficacy of the approach in the particular context. In either case the submission should include independent validation of your professional contribution by one of the parties mentioned in the learning agreement.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students will have broad experience in your professional field and will have identified an organisation or professional area within which you can conduct your practice based study. Previous experience of higher education is not a prerequisite but experience within a work environment, paid or unpaid is essential. They will have gained experience in the management of people and projects within their operational sphere of influence and have negotiated a level of access, organisational autonomy and sponsorship that allows them to make a real world impact. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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