In order to prepare you to gain the best possible Masters degree grades we spend a day introducing you to the wide range of learning resources available to support you throughout your studies. We also assume you have never studied at this level and begin to introduce you to useful tools and techniques to ensure good study practice. This is the start of your academic skills development and we will ensure throughout the programme you are fully supported to aid your success. This day also provides an opportunity to meet with your fellow students and the programme team.
Many people working in both the public and private sector undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of their work. This module recognises your CPD and requires you to reflect upon such learning and review how this can be embedded back into your workplace. An initial one day workshop will introduce this module and consider areas including: the design and presentation of a CPD Log, reflective writing, strategies to plan; organise; negotiate; effectively manage; implement; record; review and evaluate CPD within an agreed timescale and development of an organisation return on investment and improvement project. You will be assessed by means of a 5000 word individually negotiated reflection of your recent CPD and return on investment plan.
The aim of this module is develop your ability to apply the learning from your recent CPD activity alongside relevant academic and practice based research in order to present recommendations for improved personal or organisational practice. An initial 2 day workshop will develop your knowledge and understanding in a range of areas including, conducting research for organisational impact; secondary research and developing a literature review, writing recommendations and action plans, developing an executive summary and presenting findings. You will be assessed by means of a 5000 individually negotiated work related project.
This module is designed to develop your knowledge and applied understanding of the personal and professional competences most beneficial to yourself and your employer. This will include developing your knowledge and understanding of leadership, management and wider professional skills. You will be assessed by means of a 5000 word self-analysis project.