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Work-Based and Integrative Studies MA

Work-Based and Integrative Studies MA

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Humanities / General Studies / Combined Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course offers part-time, negotiable study that values workplace learning, recognising your expertise in your chosen field, and will allow you to be rewarded for prior experiential learning. It is usually possible to commence studies throughout the academic year.

Course overview

Our WBIS course is ideal for part-time learners who are happy to learn in and through their workplace, with support from tutors who can help them to develop their professional practice in a way that enables them to receive academic reward for this.

Why study this course with us?

The first module will help you to undertake a self-audit and complete a claim for prior learning (if appropriate) where learning in the workplace can be rewarded academically. It also provides the opportunity for needs analysis and action planning, in order to enable you to successfully create an individual pathway of study and gain an award title that meets your learning needs. This award title will relate to your area of professional practice.

The course offers flexible and adaptable study for those seeking professional development opportunities, and for whom customised courses relating directly to the work setting are the most effective way of achieving their objectives.

Assessment

There are no formal exams. You will be assessed through a variety of formats – for example, reflective assignments, portfolios, reports, presentations, and dialogue assessment.

Job prospects

Students on the programe are all professionals in the workplace and many report significant career enhancement from study on the WBIS programme. Employers have reported significant business benefits from staff particpants, often supporting a number of groups over a period of time to engage with the programme.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

2020/21 Home/EU fee per 20 credit module is £660. Work Based and Integrative Studies [15 credit modules]: £395 per 20 credit module. Where a taught programme is studied part-time (PT), the fees payable each year will depend on the number of modules studied during that year.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Most applicants will already have a first degree; however, applicants who are operating at a high, strategic level in the workplace but do not possess a first degree will, on agreement with staff, be allowed to take a diagnostic module to assess their suitability for Master’s study.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more

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