MSc Applied Science (Learning at Work)

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    MSc Part-time flexible learning at work

Course Description

Do you want to boost your career prospects by studying for an applied science Master’s degree alongside your current job?

On this MSc Applied Science Learning at Work Master’s course, you’ll develop the ability to reflect on your own decisions in the workplace and become an independent learner, able to make sound judgements when faced with complex scientific problems.

You’ll extend your knowledge and understanding of the sciences – physics, biology, chemistry or mathematics. And whether you need a breadth of knowledge or to specialise in one area, this course will help you gain the practical skills and learning you need to fulfil your professional and personal aspirations.

Because the course is work-based, you need to already be in a full-time, part-time or voluntary role. If you don’t have an undergraduate degree, you could still do this postgraduate course if you have several years experience in a responsible position or you have high-level skills through experience that isn’t reflected in your qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A degree or equivalent. Other qualifications, such as HNDs and Foundation degrees, supported by several years of relevant post-qualification experience in responsible posts, may also be acceptable.
  • Applicants are usually working at a professional level.
  • If you do not hold a level 6 qualification, you may be required to present evidence of your ability to study at level 6.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Student Destinations

When you finish the course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to advance your career with your current employer and boost your long-term career prospects.

After the course, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Module Details

At the start of the course, you’ll put together a Learning Contract with the University and your employer that outlines what you’ll study.

To get a Master’s degree, you need to accumulate a total of 180 credits. If you leave the course before you accumulate 180 credits, you can get a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) if you’ve accumulated 60 credits or a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) if you’ve accumulated 120 credits. You can get these credits in three ways.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Work-based learning (WBL) projects
  • Learning modules

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