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Advanced Professional Practice MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This innovative modular Masters programme offers practitioners the opportunity to gain Higher Education credit alongside their work in a range of core and elective modules. Modules can be taken at the University of Chichester and ‘imported’ from other accredited ‘M’ level courses. The MA Advanced Professional Practice is a unique and responsive programme, which allows practitioners to combine taught modules with verification, and accreditation of learning from work based activities and in-house training. The MA Advanced Professional Practice can be aligned with the outcomes of learning and career development outlined in the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF). A key feature of the MA Advanced Professional Practice is the opportunity to import work- based projects and in-house training, allowing a greater degree of flexibility and fit with other CPD activity. This is achieved through the use of ‘Shell Modules’, which require students to evidence their attendance of training opportunities, or the time devoted to work-based projects. This evidence constitutes the module ‘content’. The module assignments then assess the outcomes of the CPD activity: how the activity has enhanced the effectiveness of the practitioner or contributed to service development. The following distinctive features ensure that the programme is responsive to practitioner and employer need: Verification of learning from work-based activities and in-house training; A flexible response to accreditation of learning; Aligning in-house CPD programmes with an M level framework; Aligning University modules with in-house CPD strategies; Bespoke pathways; Blended learning.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time day


3 years

Start date



Developing Advanced Practice
Practice Education
Leadership and Management in a Professional Setting
Developing Resilience
Developing Professional Leadership
Advanced Critical Analysis and Decision Making
Research Methods and Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to hold the equivalent of a good honours degree (2.1 or above) from a recognised university and students who have completed a 'top-up' degree at a UK university. And also accepting HND level qualifications if students have: relevant and substantial professional work experience and/or qualifications; completed a recognised pre-masters or graduate diploma in a relevant subject.