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Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at London Academy

Course description

The EPQ offers students a unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge in a topic area of their choice through an academic research project. Students will be assigned a supervisor with whom they can discuss and develop their ideas, but the qualification will really appeal to those who are keen to get a taste of the autonomous, rigorous study they will go on to undertake at university. The end result of the project could be a written report (of around 5000 words), an event, a product or even a campaign.

Alongside students’ own project, they will attend a taught skills course once a fortnight. The taught element of the course is designed to develop the skills necessary to successfully complete the project (such as research, project management and communication skills). At the end of the year students then complete a presentation about their project, evaluating their findings and the experience as a whole.

The EPQ stipulates that around 120 hours should be spent on the project, with a quarter of those in guided learning hours (supervisor meetings and the taught course).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact London Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year