MA Professional Practice (Design) *View full course details (PDF)
MA/MSc Sustainability in Practice - Details available soon
MA by Research - Details available soon
Your pathway through either of these two named awards are agreed at the outset with the Faculty's Work Based Learning Facilitator, Professor Anne Massey email@example.com. A Master's degree by these means is awarded for learning that takes place at work, without the need to complete a taught course. The programme allows you to be accredited for what you are learning, and the contribution you are making to your organisation's success.
The key to these Masters degrees by Learning Agreement is flexibility. The Learning Agreement may consist entirely of individual learning goals, based on current and future work practice, for which you submit evidence of achievement along with critical reflection.
The Learning Agreement is individually designed and agreed in consultation with the student and relevant staff in the Faculty. The programme is unique to the needs of the student and their work based learning. The Learning Agreement is made up of a set of Learning Goals, that is, where you are starting from, what you are setting out to achieve and how you will know when you have achieved it.
The Learning Agreement uses your qualifications and experience to date as a foundation. And academic credit for this normally forms part of your learning pathway. Personal Development Planning may then be undertaken, as part of the course and your career development. The programme then typically moves on to consider research methods, before preparing and planning your major project. This gives you the opportunity to critically investigate a particular work based issue, and produce a report, exhibition or other creative work in response to the issue.
Taught module courses at Kingston University can also be included in a Learning Agreement. It may also be possible to gain credit towards this qualification from courses you attended in the past and previous work based activities.
Anyone with an adequate level of work experience is eligible to undertake either the MA Professional Practice (Design) or MA/MSc Sustainability in Practice.
For further information please contact Anne Massey firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
This flexible learning programme allows students to pursue an individual programme of research in any field, supported by research methods training, and taught modules as appropriate. The degree involves investigation and evaluation of an approved research project and the presentation of a dissertation of between 10,000 and 20,000 words or equivalent for studio based subjects. The award of MA or MSc by Research is at the same level as the MPhil.
The programme lasts one year full time or two years part time. To be eligible you will need a good honours degree in a related discipline. Applications will also be considered if you have no formal qualifications but can satisfy the admissions tutor of your motivation and ability to work at master's level.
It is also possible to undertake Work Based Learning at MPhil and PhD level. Please contact Anne Massey email@example.com for further details.
Both the MA Professional Practice (Design), MA/MSc Sustainability in Practice and MA Research offer an opportunity for those working in the creative industries, to use their own organisation's projects as a means of improving their skills and knowledge, and to gain a higher degree.
Anyone with significant work experience is eligible to undertake a work-based master's qualification. The courses are designed for all working within the creative industries, whether practitioners, strategic planners or researchers. For the organisation - whether the self-employed individual or large multinational - the quality of the research project is improved through the involvement of Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture staff. New ways of working, new knowledge and contacts are brought into the organisation. The Faculty is active in a wide variety of research areas. Across these areas are examples of research topics that may be relevant to organisations and individuals undertaking research projects, for example: