Extended Project







1 year


Part time - 60 Credit



Course leader

Dr Tracey McClean


in partnership with MDX Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowThis is the final module of the Masters in Professional Practice pathway. Students wishing to undertake this module will have undertaken the research and development methods module which will support them in the development of a proposal for their extended project. The extended project can take the form of any one of the following formats:

  • A small scale pilot study
  • A service improvement project
  • An audit

The student will receive at least one supervisor to support them through the module. They will be expected to select appropriate research methodologies and methods to conduct the extended project. More than one supervisor may be required depending on the topic and methodologies being employed by the student.

This module is quality assured by Middlesex University and the student will receive a Middlesex University award on successful completion.

Course content

Module aims:
To enable the student to implement a project proposal which generates new insights into, and supports the development of a specific aspect of practice.

To enable the student to develop project management skills which can be applied to a number of different contexts associated with research and practice development.

Knowledge (understanding):

  1. Critically evaluate the extended project both in terms of design, process and outputs.
  2. Critically evaluate the implications of their findings for professional practice.

Skills (competencies):

Synthesise data and other forms of evidence to produce a project report


The student will cover the following content

  • Maintaining reflective field notes,
  • Using your supervisor,
  • Handling, analysing and presenting data,
  • Writing an extended project report,
  • Methods of dissemination


The students will undertake 600 hours of independent and facilitated learning over one academic year.
Our pedagogical approach, aligned to Universal Design for Learning (CAST 2018), is to offer a range of teaching and learning experience to enable deep learning and mastery of the subject. Using a blended learning multimedia approach, teaching content will be available using technology such as videos, narrated PowerPoints and podcasts through the Institute’s Learning Pod. Knowledge and understanding, as well as application to the student’s area of practice, will be developed through a range of teaching methods suited to the module content including formatively assessed seminars, group discussion, peer review and engagement in online discussion forums.

There will be embedded sessions to address the expectations of studying at Masters level for all students who are new to this level of study, which will also be available to continuing students, as well as access to additional optional study skills sessions, both online and workshop based.

Assessment methods:

Task 1: A 15,000 report of the extended project. The format of this will be negotiated but should be in keeping with the nature of the project. This report will assess all 3 module outcomes.

100 % of total module mark

Entry requirements

Students accessing this programme will normally hold a relevant first degree (2:2 or above). Consideration will be given to applicants who have extensive experience and can demonstrate that they have the equivalent 'graduate level' skills by virtue of this experience. These individuals will be able to seek alternative entry through the accreditation of prior learning process. International students must demonstrate competence in English language through IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Funding may be available for States of Guernsey employees. Please discuss with your manager. 


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