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Professional Doctorate
Professional Doctorate
Professional Doctorate

Professional Doctorate

  • ID:US440022
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • The normal entry requirement for a research degree is a UK honours degree (first or upper second class) or a UK Masters degree or a qualification which is regarded as equivalent.

English requirements

  • IELTS overall score of 6.5, with at least 6.0 in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking (or equivalent).

Other Requirements

Professional Doctorate research proposal

- You will be asked to write a 2-3 page proposal that specifies the:

  • Aims of your doctoral project
  • Project's relevance to your workplace and profession
  • Proposed methodology and techniques for analysis
  • Outline of a potential research plan

Personal statement

- You must write your personal statement (included in the application form) addressing the following points:

  • Your professional experience and standing
  • The recognition by your peers as a leading professional in your field
  • The level at which you are operating within your organisation or profession and the extent to which you can provide significant influence or drive substantial change
  • The opportunity that you have to make a significant contribution to professional practice and/or how you exhibit your powers of creativity and innovation

- Along with your application form, you must upload the following documents:

  • Research proposal
  • Qualification certificates
  • IELTS certificates, if applicable
  • Two references, one of which must be academic

- Without all of the above documents, we will not be able make you an offer on this programme.

Course Information

The Professional Doctorate is the same level of academic qualification as a PhD (level 8) and is designed for experienced professionals who wish to undertake a programme that is applied in nature and of practical value to their career.

The programme recognises that real-world problems inhabit a space that is dynamic, multi-faceted and complex, and acknowledges this reality by adopting a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to reflect the professional world. The programme also incorporates the concept of self-reflection, critical reflective practice, and research methodology, with a practical approach to addressing workplace issues and making a distinctive contribution to the profession.

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Modules include:

1 to 6 months:

  • Framing Professional Identity (30 credits)
  • Practice-based Research (30 credits)

7 to 12 months:

  • Planning And Contextualisation (60 credits)

13 to 18 months:

  • Practice-based Research 2 (30 credits)
  • Critical Debate in Professional Practice (30 credits)

19 to 72 months - research phase

  • Professional Doctorate (360 credits)
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Career Opportunity

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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