Work based degrees

Convert your experience

Did you know that you can convert your business and management experience into a Master's degree?

We can offer you an individually tailored, work-based, distance learning degree in subject areas such as:

  • Business and Management Studies
  • Professional Development Studies

How does it work?

This route is suitable for experienced working professionals and managers with over 5 years' experience.

The first step is to discuss your prior work experience and any professional qualifications you have, and then agree a tailored degree route for you.

Typically this may consist of the production of an evidence-based portfolio and a work-based learning project. Alternatively, University modules, classroom or online, can be included along with credit for professional qualifications.

A dedicated supervisor and team will guide you through an 18 - 24 month programme. Support methods will include one-to-one mentoring through meetings, telephone and email, at a time to suit you.

A recent graduate explained:

"The team at the University made it so easy for me to manage my time and coursework. I had many a time when I could not understand the full requirements of the course, and someone was always there on either Skype or the phone to encourage me and explain what was expected. I grew immensely as an individual during my course, and I felt supported throughout. I would recommend this route to a Master's degree to anyone, especially if they have busy lives and busy jobs. You feel part of the family very quickly, and someone is always on email or at the end of the phone. I am already considering the DBA route with the University of Hertfordshire. Thank you to the whole team." Joanne Humphreys

Find out more about our Flexible Credit Framework 'Credit Accumulation and Transfer' (CATS).

Contact the Corporate and Professional Development Unit at CPDU office or phone +44 (0)1707 285552 for more information.

Read more about how Flexible Pathways options work in our brochure