Aimed at senior to mid-management this programme is designed for leaders, managers and individuals in charge of teams or workplace sustainability.
Eager to learn, develop and drive organisational change in the world of sustainability, you will have the opportunity to undertake a 12-month research project that will explore your workplace or community challenges as well as create authentic and sustainable solutions that can be implemented.
The process will start with a planning phase. We will ask you to plot a course of creating sustainable changes to your workplace or community, and then roll your sleeves up and get on with it. This is why it is called Participatory Action Research – it is about you getting involved and taking part in the making of change, not just ‘directing traffic’. Along the way, we will talk about designing evaluations, creating objectives, dealing with conflict, considering others.
You will, first-hand, create authentic and sustainable solutions to problems your working environment needs investigating to the successful achievement of at least one SDG. You might not get there fully by the end, but you will reflect upon the process and identify opportunities for future projects. However, you will have made a start, maybe a small one. But by doing so, you will have left the world of talking about sustainability behind and taken active ownership of some part of a sustainable future.
Action Research Project (MLA728)
You will have the opportunity to undertake a 12-month research project that will explore your workplace or community challenges as well as create authentic and sustainable solutions that can be implemented.
You will, first-hand, create authentic and sustainable solutions to problems your working environment needs investigating to the successful achievement of at least one SDG.
Action Research Project (MLA728)
The module actively involves students in experiences that benefit their wider community or organisation. It focuses on students working within the sustainable development field, undertaking work that is mapped against at least one UN SDG. Arguing for the benefits their work brings, reflecting upon their experiences and critical incidents, students gain real world insight into the challenging nature of work in this area.
Applicants must meet one of the below criteria:
- A Postgraduate Diploma, or equivalent, in a related subject area.
- Relevant work or life experience in a relevant subject area.
- English language GCSE Grade C or above. Find out more about international student requirements.
Fees, costs and funding
How to apply
To apply for the course please fill in the online application form on the Marine Learning Alliance website.
Admissions tutors for the MLA College will check all applications thoroughly, and may also arrange an interview (usually by telephone or Skype), in order to assess your suitability for study. Offers are based on the information provided in the application documents and interview (where appropriate).
If you have any further questions or would like to discuss any aspect of studying with MLA College, please contact the Marine Learning Alliance.
Our partnership with MLA College
Partner college open days
This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.
University of Plymouth open days
You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.
The MLA College has developed blended distance e-learning programmes that are perfectly suited to marine professionals seeking advancement of skills and qualifications without having to attend university full time.