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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course gives students the chance to carry out independent study in an area of professional interest and professional context. Students negotiate their learning outcomes and goals based on learning priorities and professional requirements and then undertake the study. On completion they evaluate whether their learning outcomes have been met and evaluate their own learning.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Full Year Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rachel Shanks

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The Negotiated Study 3 course encourages autonomy, independent and critical thought, negotiation, planning, management and creative skills. Students are supported by a tutor (with whom they negotiate the content) and, where appropriate, other class members. Assessment is by a 3000 word report or equivalent. It is a 15 credit level 9 distance learning course, although there is a requirement to attend some face-to-face and online workshops.

Further Information & Notes

To undertake this course participants ideally should be employed in a relevant professional context or be able to access one. Voluntary work is acceptable. Contact the course co-ordinator if in doubt about suitability for access.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%).

Resit: Re-submission of in-course assignment and examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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