Taught course

Work-Based Learning

Newman University · Department of Education and Professional Studies

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Entry requirements

Applicants normally require an undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a 2:1 classification. Applicants with a 2:2 degree classification, combined with exceptional additional (work) experience may be considered. As students will normally have completed an undergraduate degree – or hold equivalent work-based experiences – they will be expected to demonstrate the practical and intellectual ability to actively engage in directed and independent study and research.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Masters programme in Work-Based Learning (WBL) at Newman University provides flexible lifelong learning opportunities for professionals currently in employment (either paid or voluntary). The programme is designed to engage students in maximising their knowledge, skills, employability attributes and professional development opportunities needed in the workplace, by developing and implementing systematic professional enquiry and research. As a result, students can become more informed and more effective at work.

Who is it for

The Master’s level WBL programmes at Newman University are designed to cater for learners already in employment (paid or unpaid), normally in professional settings, who are looking for:

  • Career enhancement.
  • Additional qualifications.
  • A subject-specific ‘named’ award e.g. MA in WBL (Enhancing Professional Practice).
  • Opportunities to engage in continual professional development (CPD).
  • Academic credit for their prior experiential and certificated learning.
  • Opportunities to use their work-based expertise and experiences as a focus for their studies.
  • Learning that is tailored to their personal needs, interests and aspirations.
  • Opportunities to develop their subject knowledge and expertise related to their professional role.

For more information about this course, including the routes available please visit the course page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

0121 476 1181