Short Course / CPD
Usually one to two years.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
Candidates must have successfully completed a relevant Postgraduate Diploma to undertake the MA Professional Development and Practice Dissertation module.
Each student will identify a desk-based or empirical research project which is associated with their programme of study and which will be subject to approval from their supervisor and (where appropriate) the School Ethics Committee.
60 Credit Module at Level 7
The method of assessment for this module has been designed to test all the learning outcomes. Students must demonstrate successful achievement of these learning outcomes to pass the module. Only summative assessment should be included.
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On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate their critical and comprehensive understanding of key issues associated with the production of ethical and technically competent research projects.
2. Demonstrate their capacity to design, develop and complete a desk-based or empirical research project, which explores research, policy or practice associated with their substantive area of interest.
3. Produce a logical, coherent dissertation that clearly demonstrates their capacity for independent thought and the application of high level analytic and organisational skills.
4. Consider critically the extent to which service users and carers contribute to research and policy and/or practice associated with their substantive area of interest.
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For full details on the Centre for CPD's offering please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
£2175 for 2018/19 (60 credits)
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
Individuals should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Should you have any further questions about the application or enrolment process please contact the CPD team on:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408