This is the final stage module for all students undertaking the flexible provision MSc programme within the faculty, who wish to pursue a work based dissertation.
It can be studied over 1 year part time, or 6 months full time.
This module aims to support students in developing and critically utilising knowledge and skills to undertake a work based project relevant to a health / social care setting. This project can include developing bespoke competencies to extend/ advance your role.
The module will commence with an introductory week, exploring in depth the key elements of undertaking a work based dissertation. Students will be allocated a supervisor who will advise and guide them through the project including where relevant identifying the need to develop themselves or practice in order to enhance service delivery and submitting any R&D documentation. Students will be expected to direct their own study whilst undertaking a project.
This research module is undertaken as part of a named programme award from the SSPRD framework at the Faculty of Health Studies. Entry requirements will therefore vary, dependant on the programme studied.
What you will study
This module is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.
The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.
Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
This module provides the opportunity for students who have undertaken an MSc pathway involving developing their clinical skills and advancing practice to consolidate their knowledge and skills through completing a clinical dissertation.
This would provide the grounding in a career in service/ practice development and working as an advanced practitioner.