This unit of study will include issues in professional practice; workplace/work-based learning; research theories; project design to improve professional practice; mode 2 knowledge in trans-disciplinary social and economic contexts; utilisation of academic and 'industrial' resources and values.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Research an aspect of professional practice in the workplace; and  
  2. Present a project for examination.  


The workplace project is to be a workplace-based and workplace-relevant project undertaken with a learning contract between the organisation, the student and the University. At a length of 25,000 words each, the two workplace projects offer an alternative to the thesis. Examination by two external examiners, with professional expertise in the area of the thesis topic and professional field. Examiners may be international.

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