The BSc (Hons) Professional Practice is a negotiated learning award that does not follow a conventional programme structure in that individual students negotiate a pathway designed to meet their identified personal and practice need. This flexible approach enables students to choose the nature of the title of the negotiated aspect of the award to meet individual requirements, whilst also ensuring academic rigour. It begins with a core module where the student plans the structure and flow of their degree, with support from a personal tutor.
On successful completion of the introductory compulsory module Personal and Professional Development, students will be encouraged to register for their chosen endorsement. They will need to undertake further work-based modules of their choice from the options listed below totalling 80 credits as well as the compulsory Substantive Project (Research module 30 credits) which is normally undertaken at the end of the programme. Study undertaken elsewhere may be incorporated into the Independent Learning module as part of the negotiated aspect of the award, following discussion with the Director of Studies. Students are expected to have clear support from practice due to the flexible nature of individual students’ learning agreements.