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The BA (Hons) Professional Studies course provides an articulated progression route to a BA honours degree for students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree (in any subject) or those who have equivalent and appropriate experience of study at higher education levels 1 And 2.
The course provides a programme of study which is in keeping with the demands of level 3 study and which promotes and encourages personal and professional growth and the acquisition and development of key managerial and analytical skills. The programme recognises the value of work-based learning and is designed to facilitate the integration of students workplace learning with a challenging academic programme of study which enables them to become more effective, independent and proactive in their professional role.
Find out more about the BA Professional Studies at our open event on Thursday 9th May from 6.00-8.00pm. The event will take place in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning building on the UEA campus.
Career Opportunities The School of Education and Lifelong Learning works closely with the University Careers Centre and, together with the School's Academic Careers Adviser, we will help students to choose their career path and develop their employability skills.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
- EUR 10550 Year (EEA)
- EUR 14400 Year (Non-EEA)
UK/EU Students: £9,000. International Students: £12,300Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Teaching, Assessment and Feedback
The flexible format of delivery is specifically tailored to enable students to combine their professional and work-based commitments with their studies on the course and considerable emphasis is placed on students applying and demonstrating their learning in the workplace.
Although it is expected that students will normally be supported by an informal professional mentor in the workplace (a suitably qualified and experienced professional work-based colleague) the academic guidance and support necessary for them to complete the course and maximise the effectiveness of their work-based learning will be provided by the Course Director, supported by a team of highly qualified and experienced tutors and dissertation supervisors.
The course aims to embrace the diversity of the student cohort and seeks to maximise the learning benefits to be gained from inter-professional and inter-organisational interaction. By the time students complete the BA (Hons) Professional Studies course it is expected that they will have developed not only the study skills, organisational abilities, communication skills, research experience, learner-independence and self-reflective qualities expected of a graduate, but also the team-working, ITC and inter-personal skills and attributes which will enhance their effectiveness within the workplace and equip them to initiate strategies, manage change and respond positively to challenges in their professional lives.
- Working in Groups and Organisations
- Developing and Implementing Strategies
- Research Project Unit
Teaching will take place at the University of East Anglia on Wednesday evenings, with 9 Saturday workshops spread over the year.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 88
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
Access Course:Pass at Foundation Degree level or equivalent experience
Pass at Foundation Degree level or equivalent experience.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
- TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 18 in the Listening and Writing components; 19 in the Reading component; and 21 in the Speaking component)
- PTE: 62 overall with minimum 55 in all components
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.