The portfolio of professional practice of research allows participants undertaking the Professional Doctorate and Masters programmes to take ownership of their personal, professional and academic development within a research context and to demonstrate how these acquired knowledge and research skills have been used to enhance research practices within the workplace.
Participants will develop a portfolio of evidence and reflective critical analysis to illustrate the practice of research related to their work-based research project. The portfolio evidence will include a research project proposal, critical literature review, project plan and any research outputs, such as oral presentations or summary reports of research within the workplace,
The applicant has obtained an undergraduate honours degree in the 1st or 2nd class range, or international equivalent, in a relevant pure or applied science, technology or engineering subject.
A minimum of one year of relevant full-time work experience.
Completed via distance learning
The Portfolio of Professional Practice of Research predominantly involves self-directed learning. Participants will be supported by discussion with academic and industry supervisors about research project progress related to the portfolio.
Formal contact will be provided through supervisory team meetings. An initial contact session will introduce students to the expectations and purpose of the portfolio.
The portfolio will be assessed alongside the candidate’s research project dissertation by the project supervisor(s) and the module convenor, and should consist of:
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