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Advanced Industrial Practice (Non-Destructive Testing) MSc

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    2-5 years part time

  • Starting:

    January / September

  • Fees UK:

    See Fees and Funding (below)

  • Fees International:

    See Fees and Funding (below)

  • Location:

    Work based Learning

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

TEF Gold. Teaching Excellence Framework.

Overview


We are no longer accepting applications for January 2021 – but we welcome applications for September 2021. 

MSc Advanced Industrial Practice (NDT) is aimed specifically at those in positions of responsibly working in  NDT who want to develop their expertise within their current profession. The flexible, innovative framework provides learners not only with the opportunity to gain recognition for professional experience and practice, but also to negotiate learning within the workplace to achieve a postgraduate qualification (PGCert, PGDip and MSc). This unique approach enables learners to enhance their effectiveness in their current role whilst simultaneously working towards a qualification.

Updated 21/06/2021

Highlights


  • Work-Based Blended Learning that fits around your schedule.
  • Allow professionally-accredited and experienced staff in the NDT demonstrate the intellectual rigour of their work-place experience.
  • Industrial Practice Research Project.

Course Content


  • Modules will be delivered in the following sequence: Recognising Industrial Practice – Negotiated Work Based Learning 1& 2 – Negotiated Research Thesis.

    Recognising Industrial Practice

    An innovative application of APEL in work-based learning contexts, the Recognising Industrial Practice module, provides a useful, critical and reflective mechanism that can be used by individuals and organisations as part of a customised and flexible programme of study. Learners will be required to produce a critical reflective statement based on their industrial experience to date, addressing the competedencies acquired to achieve BINDT membership status. The University and BINDT will support learners in a variety of ways, including workshops, and tutorials/specific guidance on a range of topics including research skills, critical thinking and reflective writing.

    Negotiated Work Based Learning

    Successful completion of the Recognising Industrial Practice module will provide learners with a more forward-looking perspective to allow them to both identify and negotiate new projects/work-related activities. The negotiated learning will be defined in the context of a Learning Contract, negotiated between the learner, the University and, where appropriate, the employer.

    Industrial Practice Research Project

    Learners will be provided with the necessary tools needed to enable them to conduct their Research Project to the highest possible standards, and to develop as successful, independent researchers.

  • This award is specifically aimed at those working at middle management and above within a NDT-related discipline. Applicants will normally be an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a membership of BINDT at Member grade or above. Learners should possess at least 3 year’s relevant professional experience at a managerial level.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent)
      for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and International – *Part Time Stage 1: £810 (60 Credits)
      (Postgraduate Certificate exit award available on completion of 60 credits)
    • UK and International – *Part Time Stage 2: £1,615 (60 Credits)
      (Postgraduate Diploma exit award available on completion of 120 credits in total)
    • UK and International – Part Time Stage 3: £1,615 (60 Credit Project/Dissertation)

    Full MSc awarded on completion of all 180 credits

    *Please note Stage 1 & Stage 2 can be studied in a single academic year.

    If you are starting a Master’s course in 2021/22 and wish to apply for a Postgraduate Loan through Student Finance England you must apply for and enrol onto the full MSc Award (180 credits)  and complete your study within 2 academic years

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK, EU and International – *Part Time Stage 1 £800 (60 Credits)
      (Postgraduate Certificate exit award available on completion of 60 credits)
    • UK, EU and International – *Part Time Stage 2 £1,600 (60 Credits)
      (Postgraduate Diploma exit award available on completion of 120 credits in total)
    • UK, EU and International – Part Time Stage 3 £1,600 (60 Credit Project/Dissertation)

    Full MSc awarded on completion of all 180 credits

    *Please note Stage 1 & Stage 2 can be studied in a single academic year.

    If you are starting a Master’s course in 2020/21 and wish to apply for a Postgraduate Loan through Student Finance England you must apply for and enrol onto the full MSc Award (180 credits)  and complete your study within 2 academic years

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our Scholarships page.

  • What is blended learning?

    The Advanced Industrial Practice programmes of study will be primarily delivered through blended learning supported by BINDT and academics through the University’s virtual learning environment.  On-campus group based induction and workshop sessions will be available for all learners. In addition, on-line induction and workshop sessions will be held for those who cannot attend in person.

    Are there any special features?

    The defining features of the proposed programme are:

    • The Recognising Industrial Practice module where learners are required to critically reflect on their NDT career to date.
    • Negotiated Learning provides learners with a more forward-looking perspective to allow them to both identify and negotiate new projects/work-related activities. The topics to be investigated will be agreed between the learner, their employer and the University.
    • The Advanced Professional Practice Research Project is the key test of the attainment of Master’s degree standard, and its purpose is to contribute substantially to the research training.  Learners are required to show an understanding of the philosophy and principles of ‘traditional academic’ research and demonstrate competence in undertaking a NDT-related research project.

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