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Advanced Practice Placements

Placements increase the employability of our graduates and provide them with a more diverse range of skills and experiences.

The Advanced Practice Placement module (ADP) is an opportunity for us to raise awareness among employers of how contributions from our placement students can lead to mutually beneficial engagements. Placements can also open a dialogue for further industry-university collaboration.

One of the great advantages to our students being placed within your organisation is that they are given an opportunity to experience real business environments and demonstrate their practical skills and knowledge by contributing to, and learning from, your business. Whether it is by attending meetings, gathering market research, developing real-world business solutions or analysing recent figures – contributing to an active organisation and communicating with staff will enrichen their experiences beyond the classroom.

We welcome placements that predominantly involve students being physically present at the workplace however, we are aware that many companies have adopted hybrid working practices which may involve some remote working. Our students actively work with online communication technology and will therefore adapt easily to hybrid working.

Summary of the placement programme

  • Placements are provided on a voluntary and unpaid basis at no monetary cost to the organisation.
  • Students are supported by the Work Related Learning team throughout the duration of their placement. The team’s role is to:
    • Ensure the student is engaged in work activity related to their Masters degree.
    • Sign-off on relevant documentation, including the student’s fortnightly work placement log.
    • Ensure health and safety at work.
  • Constant supervision and mentoring from the company is not required, but we would request that placement providers sign-off students’ fortnightly placement logs relating to the work they have undertaken. 

Our next cohort start date

Module: ADP701: Advanced Practice: Work-based Learning

  • Masters courses: Business, Engineering and Computing.
  • Placement duration: 12 weeks / 20 hours per week = 240 hrs in total, unpaid.
  • Start date: 30th September 2024 - Hours to be negotiated between student and placement provider.

Should you require any further information, or if you would like to express your interest in providing a placement, please do not hesitate to get in touch via adp701@wrexham.ac.uk 



Programmes with advanced practice modules

Business Programmes:

  • MBA with Advanced Practice
  • MBA Marketing with Advanced Practice
  • MBA Human Resource Management with Advanced Practice
  • MBA Finance with Advanced Practice
  • MBA Project Management with Advanced Practice
  • MBA Healthcare Management with Advanced Practice
  • MBA Entrepreneurship with Advanced Practice

Engineering Programmes:

  • MSc Engineering (Aeronautical) with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Engineering (Mechanical Manufacture) with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Engineering (Automotive) with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Engineering (Renewable & Sustainable Energy) with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Engineering (Mechatronics) with Advanced Practice

Computing Programmes:

  • MSc Computer Science with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Computing with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Cyber Security with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Computer Game Development with Advanced Practice
  • MSc Data Science and Big Data Analytics with Advanced Practice