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MSc - Master of Science
Do you want to boost your career prospects by studying for an applied science Master's degree alongside your current job?
On this MSc Applied Science Learning at Work Master's course, you'll develop the ability to reflect on your own decisions in the workplace and become an independent learner, able to make sound judgements when faced with complex scientific problems.
You'll extend your knowledge and understanding of the sciences – physics, biology, chemistry or mathematics. And whether you need a breadth of knowledge or to specialise in one area, this course will help you gain the practical skills and learning you need to fulfil your professional and personal aspirations.
Because the course is work-based, you need to already be in a full-time, part-time or voluntary role. If you don't have an undergraduate degree, you could still do this postgraduate course if you have several years experience in a responsible position (such as a military role) or you have high-level skills through experience that isn't reflected in your qualifications.
You can tailor the course to match your professional and personal aspirations and your employer's objectives. The way you learn is flexible, so you can study wherever is most convenient for you and schedule your studies around your existing commitments.
You'll get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job, contributing to the success of your company. When you complete the course, you'll improve your career prospects and have the skills and knowledge to perform more effectively in your job.
Careers and opportunities
When you finish the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to advance your career with your current employer and boost your long-term career prospects.
After the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Students need to pay 60 credits (to be paid over 1 year): 60 credits - £3,570; 90- 120 credits (can be split over 1 or 2 years): 90 credits - £5,250, 120 credits - £7,000; 150- 180 credits (can be split over 1, 2 or 3 years): 150 credits - £8,750, 180 credits – £10,500. The mentioned fee is for 21-22. There may be slightly increase in 22-23.
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A degree or equivalent. Other qualifications such as HNDs and Foundation degrees, supported by several years of relevant post-qualification experience in responsible posts, may also be acceptable. Applicants are usually working at a professional level. Appropriate experience and proven aptitude in health and safety, a certificated professional/vocational qualification or an undergraduate degree or equivalent. If you do not hold a level 6 qualification you may be required to present evidence of your ability to study at level 6.
Over 4,000 postgraduate students call the University of Portsmouth campus home. An ideal choice for postgraduate students, the university has superb research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science, with world-leading research groups conducting impactful work into some of the most significant challenges we face in society today. Portsmouth offers over 200 postgraduate degrees, in a wide variety...more