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Find out which Universities and Registered Qualification Providers have agreed to the College RPL Process. Course costs displayed are the annual charge for a full time year, part time costs will vary dependent on the number of modules completed in that year.

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The programme of research is targeted at emergency services staff, and other interested persons and bodies, and is to be delivered in the context of the Quality Assurance Agency’s Quality Code for Higher Education in accordance with the University’s framework document (2012). It aims to:

  1. Enhance through the undertaking of a programme of researcher training and development activities, the applicant’s ability to question, analyse, critique and theorise and so develop their professional management practice;
  2. Provide sound training in the design, execution and analysis of research to enable the completion of a thesis and potentially other academic publications that represent original contributions to the practice of management and thereby business and management knowledge;
  3. Recognise the relationship between management research and the professional practice of management within business organisation;
  4. Build a rich community of reflective business and management practitioners.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will have obtained and demonstrated the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, through original research, of a quality to satisfy peer review and merit publication. You will make a significant contribution towards new professional practice and academic knowledge.

Course content

You will work on a research project throughout the programme, resulting in a thesis of doctoral standard, demonstrating an original contribution to the field of approximately 55,000 words.

Alongside this, you will undertake development activity in the first two years of the programme. This comprises of:

  1. Core and methodological training which will help you to finalise your research proposal by the end of the first semester;
  2. A programme of related studies which will be tailored to address your specific learning needs to help you enhance your skills as a researcher;
  3. Subject-specific researcher training which will focus on a range of themes, including contemporary issues and challenges in management practice of the emergency services, multi-agency collaboration and interoperability between organisations, and reflexivity and becoming a reflective practitioner.

You will be supervised in your research by a team of academic and professional experts with specialist knowledge of emergency services management. Guest speakers will also contribute to the delivery of the programme.

Assessment Style:The programme incorporates three viva examinations where your written submissions are assessed by a team of experts.

At the first examination, after approximately seven months of study, your research proposal will be scrutinised. At the second examination, between two and three years after first registration, your research to date will be reviewed. At the third examination, your final thesis is presented.

 

Delivery Methods:The programme typically requires approximately 23.5 hours per week dedicated to research-related activity. The way in which this research is structured is primarily led by you, with supervisory input.

You will also attend scheduled researcher development sessions, ranging from individual personal supervisor-led contact to supported online learning, small group work and teacher-led lectures.

There is a requirement to attend Edge Hill University once per week for core and methodical training in the first semester of the programme, in addition to a total of three weekends across the first two years of the programme for subject-specific researcher training.

Outside of these occasions, attendance on campus will be determined by your individual development needs and the nature of your project.

 

Provider: Edge Hill University
RPL Cost: None
Cost: £2,150 per year part time UK and EU students
Delivery Method: Face to face

Module 1 – Research Proposal (20 L8 CP)

Module 2 – Research Project (160 L8 CP). The components of this document are:

Critical Literature Review

Research Design and Methodology

Collection, Production and Analysis of Data

Module 3 (180 CP), comprising Document 3 and Document 4

Document 3Thesis (160 L8 CP)

Document 4 – Reflexive Document (20 L8 CP)

Provider: Nottingham Trent University
RPL Cost: refer to Provider's APL policy
Cost: £2, 800 per year
Delivery Method: Face to face

This unique professional doctorate course provides both theoretical and relevant practical skills development for those who wish to further their careers in policing, security, community policing, legal occupations and social research methodology.

The course is international in nature with previous students coming from Canada and Africa, and EU and Caribbean countries as well as the UK. The course contains a balanced content of international law enforcement and security issues, and also local community level problems. The taught modules and assignments are tailored as much as possible to assist you in your thesis.

Thesis topics of previous students have included financial regulation, anti-terrorism, public confidence in the police, comparative international security issues, local community police and societal issues.

You’ll become a professionally competent and informed practitioner with a sophisticated understanding of wider policing theories and advanced research skills and abilities. As well as developing teamwork, leadership and presentation skills, the course will help you acquire the skills and knowledge you need to tackle complex occupational or professional problems in challenging and diverse situations.

You’ll be assessed through reports, essays, presentations and a thesis.

Provider: London Metropolitan University
RPL Cost: £50
Cost: £1,200 per module (Total 6 modules), £3250 per 12 months for thesis stage
Delivery Method: Online, Face to face

Module 1 – Research Proposal (20 L8 CP)

Module 2 – Research Project (160 L8 CP). The components of this document are:

Critical Literature Review

Research Design and Methodology

Collection, Production and Analysis of Data

Module 3 (180 CP), comprising Document 3 and Document 4

Document 3Thesis (160 L8 CP)

Document 4 – Reflexive Document (20 L8 CP)

Provider: Nottingham Trent University
RPL Cost: refer to Provider's APL policy
Cost: £2,800 per year
Delivery Method: Face to face

The PPF is designed to allow practitioners in work to study for a degree in their professional field. Depending upon their experience and aspirations individual officers, managers and support staff can achieve an undergraduate degree, postgraduate certificate/diploma or Masters in their own practice. The course is offered through a blended learning provision that does not require learners to take extensive time off work but provides full support for those who may not have studied in higher education before or for some time.

The evidence based and innovative curriculum allows each learner to individually design the content of their programme (with support from their own academic adviser) to suit their own needs.  It starts with a programme planning module and a review of the learning/skills and capabilities the practitioner has developed to date.  The learner will probably be able to make a claim for this learning already achieved ‘on the job’ and evidence that it should be ‘counted against’ a part of their degree. This can reduce the number of modules the learner needs to achieve in the remainder of their programme which can be made up of:

1) Modules chosen to cover a specific technical area or a management skills. Individual modules from all courses within the University.

2) A research project (with or without research methods training). This project work is designed by the learner to achieve real impact within their work role and bring value to both themselves and their department.

Delivery Location:Carmarthen or online distance learning
Assessment Style:The framework does not require essays or tests as assessments but concentrates on tasks which add value to the learner for example: an evidence portfolio for the review of learning or a project report for the final research module
Delivery Methods:Initial induction on campus but continuing with workshops and/or tutorials

Provider: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
RPL Cost: RPL of certificated learning free, RPL of experiential learning £5 per credit. Limit of RPL that can be claimed either individually or combined certificated and experiential learning: MA max 120 credits/ PG Dip max 80 credits/ PG Cert max 40 credits
Cost: £25 per credit: MA total cost £4,500/ PG Dip total cost £3,000/ PG Cert total cost £1,500 (all course fees reduced in line with credits awarded through RPL up to the maximum RPL allowed for each award)
Delivery Method: Online, Face to face

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