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A Database of Professional Doctorate Programmes Worldwide

This site lists doctoral qualifications aimed at those working in nursing, engineering, psychology, law, social work, education and a growing number of other professions.

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43443| Newman University| Doctorate of Education (EdD)| The [[Doctor of Education]] (EdD) has been specifically designed for professionals working in a variety of education-related, public service and charity sectors and who are ready to make the next step to doctoral study in part-time mode. Those joining the programme will typically come from occupational backgrounds such as teaching, learning support, advisory roles, police work, social work and health-related professions. The shared interest for this student community will be a desire to pursue an area of doctoral research related to and drawing on their professional work with the aim of creating new knowledge, applications and understanding that will bring both personal benefits and a contribution of originality and innovation in the wider professional and academic community.

Validated by Liverpool Hope University, the programme has a strong emphasis on individualised learning and personal critical reflection related to professional identities, values and contexts. The programme provides a structured environment in which students engage at an advanced level with a range of academic and professional issues relevant to their own practice. The learning and teaching strategy seeks to develop key skills of independent learning, independent research, and sustained critical self-reflexive analysis through a blend of academic and professional themes.

The programme has a minimum registration period of four years and is taught over a series of five study week-ends divided into two parts. In the first of these, students undertake three ‘strands’ of taught study (equalling 40 credits each) involving [[Professional Identity and Values; Knowledge]], [[Truth and Values in Research]]; [[Research Skills and Methods]]. This is followed by the writing of a substantial research proposal (60 credits), which forms the foundation for the supervised thesis in part 2 on a research question related to individual professional practice.

The professional doctorate is undertaken on a part time basis. Part One (Years 1 and 2) consists of three ‘strands’ of taught study (equalling 40 credits each), followed by the writing of a substantial research proposal (60 credits) on a research question broadly related to professional practice. On successful completion of Part One, students progress to Part Two (Years 3 and 4) which comprises a substantial independent research project (60,000 words).
43277| Queen’s University Belfast| Professional Doctorate in Education| [[School of Education]]
The School of Education is a thriving and dynamic research unit with a strong research culture and ambitious research strategy. We are committed to ensuring that it undertakes the highest quality research that contributes fully to the development of education policy and practice locally and globally. Pioneering research is the lifeblood of the School and is evidenced by the most recent REF Results (2014), in which we were ranked 4th within the UK in relation to research intensity with 87% of the research undertaken within the School assessed as ‘internationally excellent or world leading’.

[[Professional Doctorate in Education]]
The EdD is a flexible partly taught and partly research-based doctorate which is designed for senior professionals in education and related fields. The EdD may be taken on a part-time (normally 4-6 years) or full-time (normally 3 years) basis.

There are three stages to each EdD taught module which covers a four month period. The first stage is pre-reading. The second stage is attendance for the intensive teaching, normally over a consecutive period of two and a half days. The third stage involves the completion and submission of an assignment, normally within three months of the last date of the taught module.

We offer taught modules in research methods, education policy, education management and professional development. Dissertations are supported within our specialist research centres including effective education, shared education, children’s rights, and behaviour analysis.

Within the School of Education we offer two professional doctorates, the EdD and the EdD TESOL.

Undertaking an EdD is a highly rewarding experience and at the School of Education you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most passionate researchers in their field. Our Doctoral Research Centre has over 175 full time and part time research students from 25 countries worldwide, and therefore enjoys the many benefits that this brings to its research community.

[[Centre for Shared Education EdD Scholarships (2016 entry)]]
The Centre for Shared Education at Queen’s University Belfast is offering bursaries of £2000 each to five students taking up a part-time or full-time place on the EdD course in the academic year 2016/17. Please visit our Scholarships page for eligibility, assessment criteria and application procedure. Applications must be received by 4pm on 1 August 2016.

[[Further information]]
Dr Aisling O’Boyle
Course Director – Professional Doctorate in Education
a.oboyle@qub.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 2890975941

Website: www.qub.ac.uk/edu
43185| University of Essex| Doctorate Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)| The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology has a strong local identity given its partnership with Essex-based trusts, as well as a special link with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London. Essex- and Tavistock-based clinical psychologists make a significant contribution to the teaching, research, placement and other operational activities of the programme.

We train clinical psychologists to deliver integrative psychological services by drawing on a wide range of competencies as critical and reflective scientist-practitioners. The hope is that all trainees will later work in Essex or in the East of England region.

The programme gives a grounding in a range of psychological approaches and encourages trainees to provide and develop clinical services that are responsive to the needs of service users and the demands of a modern NHS.
43027| University of Stirling| Doctor in TESOL Research| [[Introduction]]

New for 2016, the PhD in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Research is a unique programme, offered at the University of Stirling. This ground-breaking programme will develop your research skills to a professional level, which is characteristic of a PhD degree, and support your learning through seven modules, a feature of taught doctorates. During your time at Stirling, your learning will be facilitated by tutors who have extensive expertise in TESOL, research methods and/or educational theories. This is a novel PhD programme across the UK, which is entirely dedicated to TESOL Research. If you are interested in investigating language use, teaching and/or learning, this PhD programme will be of interest to you. The PhD will challenge the boundaries of your academic knowledge and will be a rewarding experience both personally and professionally.

[[Is a PhD in TESOL Research for me?]]

This program will appeal to you should you wish to develop your research skills and to become an autonomous researcher. Our PhD in TESOL Research will provide you with an opportunity to go beyond what would be required from a Master’s of Research (MRes) and an Educational Doctorate (EdD) in that you will produce a more substantial 60,000-word thesis. Before embarking on your thesis investigation, the program will foster your research skill development through seven taught modules on TESOL, research methods and educational theories. This academic support is one of the key differences between the University of Stirling’s PhD in TESOL Research and other comparable PhD programs currently on offer in the UK. By attaining a PhD you will achieve something significant. This qualification will mark you out as an expert researcher in the field of teaching English to speakers of other languages. You will achieve new skills in understanding complex matters, sharpen your problem solving abilities, increase your confidence as a researcher and expand your knowledge of the field while also enjoying the PhD experience, which is an often overlooked aspect of the process. The academic environment at Stirling will not only give you freedom and challenges, but it will also provide you with numerous chances for intellectual debate with fellow experts. Your PhD journey will shape your future like no other qualification – academically, professionally and personally.

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/social-sciences/tesol-research-phd/

[[Course objectives]]

This unique PhD programme provides you with an ideal opportunity to develop your knowledge and research skills in TESOL in a multicultural environment. It will be of interest to those who have a background in Languages, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a related field as well as to language teaching practitioners who have a keen interest in research.

As a student on the programme, you will have the chance to investigate a topic of your choice in a systematic and thorough way. You will have access to numerous options for further development offered by the Stirling Graduate School and by the School of Social Sciences. TESOL students are also invited to our reading group meetings as well as to our English Language Teaching and Research (ELTR) events, which are delivered by leading researchers/professionals.

On completion, you will be a well-rounded professional researcher who has knowledge of the wider educational field, is proficient in the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods, has the skills needed to research any area within TESOL, and is able to make a contribution to scholarly knowledge and professional practice.

[[Delivery and assessment]]

The taught modules in this ground-breaking PhD in TESOL Research programme are delivered on a face-to-face and blended basis. The delivery types (e.g. lectures, workshops and student presentations) are carefully selected to suit the module content and your needs. The modules in your first year of full-time study (or first three years of part-time study) are delivered in a concentrated way mostly on Fridays, providing you with the time you need for reading and conducting your research.

Summative assessment for the taught modules will vary depending on their respective learning outcomes (e.g. presentation, annotated bibliography, essay, research proposal). For each 20-credit module, you will be asked to produce a piece of work which is equivalent to a 3,000-word essay. Your final assignment will be the production of original research to be reported in a 60,000-word thesis.

[[Employability]]

The University of Stirling is committed to enhancing your employability. Once you register for the PhD in TESOL Research, you will have access to the first-class range of services offered by the Career Development Centre, which you can avail of even after your graduation. Within TESOL, we additionally provide you with a tailored workshop series entitled “My career in TESOL” aimed at developing your awareness of continuous professional development, your knowledge of job market requirements and your confidence in applying for jobs. Your time as a PhD student at Stirling will not only help you to develop your research skills, but it will also provide you with a thorough understanding of how to evidence these skills when seeking a new post or applying for a promotion.
42575| Leeds Beckett University| Education (Professional Doctorate)| The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) is a research degree with equivalent outcomes to a PhD including its level of award and title. The EdD provides continuing professional development for those working across the field of education in its broadest sense.

You will enhance your understanding of research and its application, engaging in critical discussions and reflections that involve in-depth consideration of the relationships between theory and practice. The first year consists of three taught units. The thesis component involves one substantive research study of 60,000 words or equivalent.

Support is provided through weekend sessions, meetings with supervisors, engagement with and contribution to our University's research culture, networking with peers and the dissemination of research findings at a conference.

Visit the website http://courses.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/doctorateined_edd

[[Mature Applicants]]
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website (http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/studenthub/recognition-of-prior-learning.htm).

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

[[Careers]]
If you have worked or currently work in the field of education (at all levels), children and/or youth services or voluntary or community settings - then this course will enhance your professional development by providing the opportunity for you to develop an extended project of research-based study with the intention of making original contributions to the field of educational thought.

Careers advice: The dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit the careers site - https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/employability/jobs-careers-support.htm

[[Course Benefits]]
This course provides you with the opportunity to progress your professional learning and development through an extended period of research-based study with the intention of making original contributions to knowledge.

[[Taught Units]]
Research methods (1): Research Approaches, Ethics & Analytical Considerations
This module will cover a range of methodological approaches, data collection and analysis and ethical issues related to the field of educational research.

The Practitioner as Researcher
You will critically review the origins, concepts, field and methodologies of practitioner research within applied and practice-based research in education and related disciplines. As a result you will be able to appraise examples of practitioner research for quality, ethical issues and relevance.

Professional Learning & Dissemination
You will examine and evaluate English education policy and politics across the sector, the nation and throughout the rest of the world in order to critically review the new ways education is being developed through professional practice.

There are no credit points for this course as it is a taught Doctorate with the submitted work leading to your final thesis.

[[Dr Caroline Bligh]]
Senior Lecturer in the School of Education

"The Professional Doctorate in Education is an ideal programme of study as it enables professionals across a wide range of educational careers to pursue a study of unique interest to them whilst continuing in their chosen career paths."

Caroline's rich and varied career has included working as a nurse and primary teacher in London, before being appointed as an English as an additional language co-ordinator here in Leeds. Caroline joined us in 2006 and her research focuses on young children's access to silent spaces in the Early Years environment and the significance of these spaces to their learning.

[[Facilities]]
- Library
Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

- Headingley Campus
Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

Find out how to apply here - http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/postgraduate/how-to-apply/
42508| Robert Gordon University| Doctorate of Physiotherapy (DPT)| This course is a unique opportunity to qualify as a Chartered Physiotherapist combined with a PhD leading to a Doctorate in Physiotherapy.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice physiotherapy through an accelerated programme which builds on prior learning and experience.

The initial two years are run largely in parallel with the MSc (Pre-registration) Physiotherapy course with an enhanced research element that leads to undertaking a Doctoral Thesis in the final 18 months of the course.

After 2 years successful candidates will be awarded the PgDip and will be eligible to apply for Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration which gives eligibility to practice. Successful completion of the final doctoral thesis will then lead to the award of Doctorate of Physiotherapy. The course is also recognised and validated by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

[[What you will study]]
There is a firm emphasis on the development of doctorate level research skills in conjunction with the clinical reasoning and practical skills required of a physiotherapist.
Academic modules have been developed to allow students to develop strong core assessment treatment and research skills and a deeper knowledge of core areas such as exercise prescription and health improvement theory. Integrating the core practice areas of cardiovascular respiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal encourages students to think holistically about their patients and to embed this in their practice. The thesis allows the transfer of practical and academic elements to the clinical application of research.

Stage 1
Foundations of Physiotherapy Practice
Exercise And Health
Clinical Education 1
Physiotherapy Practice 1 & 2
Clinical Education 2

Stage 2
Clinical Education 3
Physiotherapy Pathways
Physiotherapy Research Proposal
Clinical Education 4 & 5
Enhancing Service and Practice
Clinical Education 6

Stage 3
Thesis

[[How you will learn]]
The problem orientated model of learning used throughout the course is particularly suited to those who have already experienced a University learning environment. You will be taught via a mixture of enquiry based learning, practical workshops, projects and simulation, working with volunteer patients and in our state of the art Clinical Skills Centre including METIman. During the course, we also frequently invite external speakers including expert clinicians.

Students are required to work in groups and learning occurs through practical and tutorial sessions with some group and individual project work. Experienced tutors with current clinical experienced will facilitate this.

The Doctoral thesis will allow in-depth study of a clinically or service relevant area to PhD level with the student working with a group of experienced clinicians and academics.

[[Additional entry requirements]]
Experience of the research process is an essential requirement for the course. Relevant work experience in the field of Physiotherapy and healthcare would be desirable. Applicants from the USA will also be required to demonstrate that they have undertaken all the prerequisite subjects in accordance with recommendations adopted by the Educational Section of the American Physical therapy Association.

Applicants from other countries should hold an equivalent award in a relevant subject.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 7.0 in all aspects of the test or an appropriate equivalent, on application to the course.

All applicants who pass the application screening stage must attend for a mandatory interview. Interviews are held in North America in April and August each year and in the UK at RGU campus in May and September.

[[How to apply]]
All applications should be made via the University's application form for research students.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by:

-Two academic references
-A transcript or mark sheet for all graduate qualifications
-A draft research proposal, or at least a short summary to indicate the potential area of research (Refer to Section 8 of the Application Form)
-For applicants whose first language or language of university education is not English -Certificate of English language competency score of IELTS 7.0 in each of the four test components (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking). Students who can demonstrate successful completion of tertiary (university or college) studies in a country whose national language is English, may be exempted from this requirement

[[Prospects]]
Students will be eligible for HCPC and CSP registration on completion of their DPT after transfer from their PGDip.

A DPT is a requirement for registration in the United States.

The addition of the PhD is likely to add to graduates prospects in clinical research and academic careers.
41897| University of Stirling| Clinical Doctorate in Professional Health Studies| [[Introduction]]

Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals, of all varieties. The programme is practice-focused and has been designed to prepare future leaders of practice, education and leadership. Students will join other professionals from a range of disciplines for on-campus and online study, to benefit not only from the extensive knowledge delivered by the Clinical Doctorate team, but from each others experiences and expertise.

The School of Health Sciences is well placed to deliver a clinically focused programme such as this. We are a multi-award winning institution, led by a group of world-leading academics, with strong and established research records, real nursing experience and a wealth of world-class publications.

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/health-sciences/clinical-doctorates/

[[Who is the Doctorate for?]]

The programme is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to attain the highest goal of becoming ‘clinical academic’. This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care.

Healthcare professionals on the Programme may include; nurses, midwives, dieticians, genetic counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, sport and exercise psychologists and podiatrists.

[[Top reasons to study with us!]]

1. You will join a programme that is unique in Scotland in its clinical focus and differs greatly from all similar programmes in the UK.
2. The blended teaching approach allows you to relate everything you learn, including assignments, directly to what you do in practice and realise the impact this has on your day-to-day work.
3. You will join other learners from a range of clinical backgrounds, learn from one another, and have the opportunity to discuss within a critical space.
4. As a qualified Doctor of Nursing, Midwifery or Professional Health Studies, you will have attained the highest level of academic qualification within your specialism, placing yourself at the forefront of your profession as a recognised, and highly employable expert.

[[Objectives]]

The programme aims to develop you as a clinically focussed senior Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional who will be at the cutting edge of clinical research and practice in your field.

Working autonomously, you will be able to design and execute research to deal with problems and issues in practice and apply constant and integrated approaches to critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, information and issues.

In summary, the programme is about:

- Tackling complex ideas and challenging established modes of thinking;
- Developing research and scholarship skills harnessed imaginatively to the field of clinical practice;
- Preparing to be at the cutting edge of clinical and research practice for your area of ‘expertness’;
- Familiarity with leading-edge research, an ability to redesign the clinical environment and understanding of the research process.

[[Structure and Content]]

The programme is designed to challenge and change the way you think. Throughout the programme, your endeavours focus on your own field of practice. You can expect to make a significant difference to your clinical environment right from the very start.

The programme can be studied over three years full-time or, more commonly, over four and eight years on a part-time basis. It consists of three taught modules, an expert practice module and an empirical thesis. Taught components are clustered into two three-day sessions over the first three semesters.

Each taught module is studied over one semester.

- The first module brings you up to date with the latest ideas, findings and methods – taken from across the spectrum of academic research and harnessed imaginatively to your field of practice.

- The second module builds on the first but looks at clinically-applied problem solving to design evidence into fields of practice and organisations. The potential of the research and its impact is part of that design process.

- In the third module we work together to promote a generic knowledge of research methods whilst keeping the clinical relevance of your research in our sights at all times. You also start to more fully develop your research ideas.

- The fourth module is about assessment of your expert practice including its currency and engagement with others. You are also supported to develop your research proposal further.

Following two years of taught modules, you progress to the empirical research stage and ultimately construct a thesis on a topic that will enhance the knowledge base in your field of practice.

Students are well supported through regular face-to-face contact, video conferencing, skype, email and phone. There is tutorial time in preparation for each assignment, and detailed feedback afterward.

[[Delivery and assessment]]

Assessment includes coursework, expert practice examination and the thesis itself. Two active researchers supervise your research project and the programme is supported by face-to-face contact, video-conferencing, email and internet facilities. On-campus attendance is kept to a minimum.

[[Employability]]

Students find a difference in their thinking right from the start and take that different thinking into practice. Within the current body of students, ten have advanced their careers by achieving a promotion during their time on the programme.

[[Career opportunities]]

Professional Doctorates are recognised internationally as a qualification granted to those who have reached the peak of professional and academic achievement in their field of expertise.

Increasingly within the National Health Service (NHS) a Professional Doctorate is seen as an essential academic qualification for progressing to higher level posts within the NHS Agenda for Change career framework.

Graduates have reported benefits of studying a Clinical Doctorate as being: gaining the confidence to see themselves as an expert in their field; the personal fulfilment of achieving the highest academic qualification; enhanced critical and analytical thinking; confidence within specialist areas; the opening of new and advanced career opportunities.

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/health-sciences/clinical-doctorates/

[[REF2014]]

1st for Research!

In the research assessment exercise REF2014:

The School of Health Sciences came top for health research in Scotland and was ranked 12th in the UK overall!
41896| University of Stirling| Clinical Doctorate in Midwifery| [[Introduction]]

Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals, of all varieties. The programme is practice-focused and has been designed to prepare future leaders of practice, education and leadership. Students will join other professionals from a range of disciplines for on-campus and online study, to benefit not only from the extensive knowledge delivered by the Clinical Doctorate team, but from each others experiences and expertise.

The School of Health Sciences is well placed to deliver a clinically focused programme such as this. We are a multi-award winning institution, led by a group of world-leading academics, with strong and established research records, real nursing experience and a wealth of world-class publications.

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/health-sciences/clinical-doctorates/

[[Who is the Doctorate for?]]

The programme is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to attain the highest goal of becoming ‘clinical academic’. This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care.

Healthcare professionals on the Programme may include; nurses, midwives, dieticians, genetic counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, sport and exercise psychologists and podiatrists.

[[Top reasons to study with us!]]

1. You will join a programme that is unique in Scotland in its clinical focus and differs greatly from all similar programmes in the UK.
2. The blended teaching approach allows you to relate everything you learn, including assignments, directly to what you do in practice and realise the impact this has on your day-to-day work.
3. You will join other learners from a range of clinical backgrounds, learn from one another, and have the opportunity to discuss within a critical space.
4. As a qualified Doctor of Nursing, Midwifery or Professional Health Studies, you will have attained the highest level of academic qualification within your specialism, placing yourself at the forefront of your profession as a recognised, and highly employable expert.

[[Objectives]]

The programme aims to develop you as a clinically focussed senior Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional who will be at the cutting edge of clinical research and practice in your field.

Working autonomously, you will be able to design and execute research to deal with problems and issues in practice and apply constant and integrated approaches to critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, information and issues.

In summary, the programme is about:

- Tackling complex ideas and challenging established modes of thinking;
- Developing research and scholarship skills harnessed imaginatively to the field of clinical practice;
- Preparing to be at the cutting edge of clinical and research practice for your area of ‘expertness’;
- Familiarity with leading-edge research, an ability to redesign the clinical environment and understanding of the research process.

[[Structure and Content]]

The programme is designed to challenge and change the way you think. Throughout the programme, your endeavours focus on your own field of practice. You can expect to make a significant difference to your clinical environment right from the very start.

The programme can be studied over three years full-time or, more commonly, over four and eight years on a part-time basis. It consists of three taught modules, an expert practice module and an empirical thesis. Taught components are clustered into two three-day sessions over the first three semesters.

Each taught module is studied over one semester.

- The first module brings you up to date with the latest ideas, findings and methods – taken from across the spectrum of academic research and harnessed imaginatively to your field of practice.

- The second module builds on the first but looks at clinically-applied problem solving to design evidence into fields of practice and organisations. The potential of the research and its impact is part of that design process.

- In the third module we work together to promote a generic knowledge of research methods whilst keeping the clinical relevance of your research in our sights at all times. You also start to more fully develop your research ideas.

- The fourth module is about assessment of your expert practice including its currency and engagement with others. You are also supported to develop your research proposal further.

Following two years of taught modules, you progress to the empirical research stage and ultimately construct a thesis on a topic that will enhance the knowledge base in your field of practice.

Students are well supported through regular face-to-face contact, video conferencing, skype, email and phone. There is tutorial time in preparation for each assignment, and detailed feedback afterward.

[[Delivery and assessment]]

Assessment includes coursework, expert practice examination and the thesis itself. Two active researchers supervise your research project and the programme is supported by face-to-face contact, video-conferencing, email and internet facilities. On-campus attendance is kept to a minimum.

[[Employability]]

Students find a difference in their thinking right from the start and take that different thinking into practice. Within the current body of students, ten have advanced their careers by achieving a promotion during their time on the programme.

[[Career opportunities]]

Professional Doctorates are recognised internationally as a qualification granted to those who have reached the peak of professional and academic achievement in their field of expertise.

Increasingly within the National Health Service (NHS) a Professional Doctorate is seen as an essential academic qualification for progressing to higher level posts within the NHS Agenda for Change career framework.

Graduates have reported benefits of studying a Clinical Doctorate as being: gaining the confidence to see themselves as an expert in their field; the personal fulfilment of achieving the highest academic qualification; enhanced critical and analytical thinking; confidence within specialist areas; the opening of new and advanced career opportunities.

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/health-sciences/clinical-doctorates/

[[REF2014]]

1st for Research!

In the research assessment exercise REF2014:

The School of Health Sciences came top for health research in Scotland and was ranked 12th in the UK overall!
41867| Liverpool John Moores University| Professional Doctorate in Applied Sport and Exercise Science| This Professional Doctorate in Applied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University enables you to create and interpret new knowledge associated with your own professional practice in Applied Sport and Exercise Science. The course provides quality supervision and is underpinned by high-grade research.

•Available to study full time (2 years) and part time (4 years)
•Designed to support the creation and interpretation of new professional practice
•Career opportunities in Applied Sport and Exercise Science professional practice and promotion, as well as education, teaching and research

Applied Sport and Exercise Science is an established discipline with growing opportunities for qualified professionals.

Opportunities for professional training at doctoral level are increasingly important for vocational careers within both sport and exercise. The professional doctorate facilitates the creation and interpretation of new professional knowledge. To obtain the award you will need to complete a related Masters programme or MPhil and spend two or more years acquiring a range of supervised skills connected with professional skills, interventions, consultancy, research, and teaching and training (as facilitated through this course).

The programme is underpinned by a strong focus on equipping the future Applied Sport and Exercise Scientists for a range of professional scenarios.

The programme can be studied full time or part time. Full time students must be enrolled for a minimum of two years, and for part-time students this is adjusted pro rata.

You will be developing your skills in teaching and training (education and dissemination), research, consultancy and demonstrating that you have the generic professional skills needed as an Applied Sport and Exercise Scientist. This is achieved through your own work-based learning experiences, taught sessions on the programme and extensive supervision.
41866| Liverpool John Moores University| Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology| This Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University is designed to meet the requirements for BPS Stage Two training in Sport and Exercise Psychology and will lead to eligibility for registration with the HCPC. The course provides quality supervision and is underpinned by high-grade research activity.

•This professional doctorate is available to study full time (2 years) and part time (4 years)
•It has been designed to meet the requirements for British Psychological Society Stage 2 training in Sport and Exercise Psychology and the Standards of Education and Training of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
•Study in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building Building
•Look forward to career opportunities in Sport and Exercise Psychology professional practice and promotion, as well as education, teaching and research.

Sport and Exercise psychology is an exciting new discipline with growing opportunities for qualified professionals.

To become a Sport and Exercise Psychologist, you must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society and fulfil a number of requirements.
•Stage 1 training involves the satisfactory completion of an accredited Masters programme (we also offer this Masters at LJMU)
•Stage 2 training includes two or more years spent acquiring a range of supervised skills connected with professional skills, interventions, consultancy, research, teaching and training (as facilitated through this course)

The programme is underpinned by a strong focus on equipping future Sport and Exercise psychologists for a range of professional scenarios.

The programme can be studied full or part time. Full time students must be enrolled for a minimum of two years to meet statutory training requirements. For part time students this is adjusted pro rata.

In keeping with the nationally agreed curriculum competences for Sport and Exercise psychologists, you will be developing your skills in teaching and training (education and dissemination), research, consultancy and demonstrating that you have the generic professional skills needed to qualify as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist. This is achieved through your own work-based learning experiences, taught sessions on the programme and extensive supervision.
41666| Keele University| Criminology and Criminal Justice (Professional Doctorate)| [[Overview]]
The Professional Doctorate in Criminology and Criminal Justice (or DCrim) is a 4-8 year part-time course. In the first two years you would be required to attend taught modules. There are 5 modules in total, each of which is taught in 1-2 day blocks. Around this formal teaching, there are regular opportunities for face to face and e-mail support. In years 3 - 4 (and beyond where necessary) you would work under the guidance and support of a nominated supervisor to produce a 60,000 word thesis.

The DCrim builds on the established and very successful UG and PGT provision in Criminology and Criminal Justice in the School to provide a specialist route for professionals and managers working in the field of criminal justice, or in related fields, who wish to embark on doctoral study located within their own professional discipline and practice. Indeed, this programme focuses on practitioners and professionals in criminal justice (e.g. policing, courts, probation, prison work, alternative sanctions, community sanctions, service providers in the sphere of drugs and addiction, and so on) or related fields of work and practice (e.g. local authority and third sector service providers in the sphere of crime prevention, security, community building and offender rehabilitation; private providers in the above or related spheres; non-governmental action in a variety of spheres such as environmental action, human rights policy and activism, and so on). This list is not exhaustive. Practitioners and professionals working in fields and organisations as diverse as (e.g.) Amnesty International and (e.g.) the Police all share a common sphere of work which is structured around problems and issues of deviance from legal norms.

See the website http://www.keele.ac.uk/sspp/postgraduatetaught/criminology/professionaldocorate/

[[Course Aims]]
- Promote an understanding of research evidence and methodologies relevant to professional practitioners.

- Develop a critical awareness of the policy context in which professional practice takes place.

- Enable participants to undertake a research study of relevance to their professional activities.

[[Course Content]]
Module 1 (30 credits) Introduction to theories and methods as a reflective practioner-researcher (EDU-40106)
Assignment: Self-Reflection and Personal Development Plan

Module 2 (30 credits) Critical perspectives in criminology and criminal justice
Assignment: Theoretical perspectives essay

Module 3 (30 credits) Research methods and evaluation (EDU-40103)
Assignment: A general research methods critique

Module 4 (30 credits) The pilot study (EDU-40105)
Assignment: a commentary and report on a pilot study that will inform the final research proposal for the thesis

Module 5 (60 credits) Preparing and presenting a thesis proposal (EDU-40107)
This is a summative assignment comprising a written research proposal and an oral presentation

Years 3 and 4+: A Research Thesis
This will be up to 60,000 words and will draw from the previous five assignments. It should form a contribution to the knowledge of the subject area and show evidence of originality, either by the discovery of new evidence, or by the exercise of independent critical power. The thesis is examined by the conventional method of the viva voce.

Tutors will guide the participants through their formative assignments and a supervisor will be allocated for the Thesis Proposal and Thesis

[[Teaching & Assessment]]
The programme is assessed by four formative assignments, one summative assignment and a Research Thesis.

[[Additional Costs]]
Additional costs for textbooks, inter-library loans, photocopying, printing, and potential overdue library fines.

No other additional costs for this postgraduate programme are anticipated.

[[Award Pathway Option]]
Upon successful completion of the taught part of the DCrim programme and a 15-20,000 word mini-thesis, students may be awarded an MRes (Criminology and Criminal Justice).

Find information on Scholarships here - http://www.keele.ac.uk/studentfunding/bursariesscholarships/
41665| Plymouth University| Business Administration (DBA)| Are you a senior manager, consultant or entrepreneur who wants to draw together both the theoretical and practical aspects of leadership and managerial experience? Designed to enable you to develop professional practice, theoretical understanding and reflexive capability, the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) is a high level, innovative qualification and an alternative route if you wish to research your professional practice at doctorate level.

[[Key features]]
Enjoy being central to the progress of the course - the DBA assumes that your organisation and society are continually changing, and will relate these issues to wider theoretical questions.

Further your understanding of leadership and change and, through the study of specific situations, make general conclusions about practical problems.

Develop a creative mind in relation to individual perspectives and organisational contexts.

Benefit from direct involvement with the Plymouth Graduate School of Management research community.

Gain new perspectives and learn precise methodological approaches that add value in terms of effectiveness, capability and efficiency.​

[[Course details]]
You will undertake an individual research project drawing on your practical experience and theoretical frameworks. Initially there is an emphasis on close direction through workshops, presentations and written papers. On the basis of the written papers and a research proposal, the second phase involves the completion of a thesis. You will be expected to concentrate on an issue directly related to your workplace, such as solving a problem or identifying new operational procedures. Before you start your thesis, you’ll agree your area of research with the University, individual student and any other participating organisations. Individual tuition and supervision will be available to you for the duration of the programme.

[[Applying]]
The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Postgraduate Admissions and Enquiries team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.
41650| Plymouth University| Public Administration (DPA)| Are you a senior manager within the public sector or local government who wants to draw together both the theoretical and practical aspects of professional and managerial experience? Focused on managerial and organisational practice, this programme provides opportunities for learning through collaborative processes, and enables you to take your new knowledge back to the workplace where it can be implemented to improve the quality of your practice.

[[Key features]]
Immerse yourself in the policies and theories surrounding public administration, through our two year taught programme. Build on your newly acquired knowledge and develop your research interests, by taking an additional two to three years to complete your thesis.

Equip yourself with the skills to facilitate in others the capacity to manage public resources cost-efficiently, cost-effectively and equitably.

Gain knowledge to guide, and contribute to, socio-political discourses at all levels, on the future roles of the state, civil society and the market in societal and local community governance.

Sharpen your knowledge and feel able to give sound policy advice to government across an array of policy domains.

Enhance your ability by applying theory to practice in the contexts of critical public policy and administration issues in a way that draws upon your extensive professional and managerial experience.

Benefit from direct involvement with the Plymouth Graduate School of Management research community.

[[Course details]]
Year 1: You will start the programme with an induction and introduction to doctoral research. You will then engage in reflective practice, reflexivity and participatory research, and identify and explain theory. History and philosophy of public policy and social sciences and understanding paradigms of inquiry will be covered before you begin to develop methodological approaches. You will then work towards your research proposal and thesis.

Year 2: You'll build on the knowledge and skills gained during your first year, and continue to study your chosen taught modules. After you’ve completed your second year, and the taught phase of your Doctorate, you’ll then have an additional two to three years to complete your thesis.

[[Applying]]
The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Postgraduate Admissions and Enquiries team are on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Assist Services website. Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.
40684| University of Liverpool| Orthodontics DDSc| This programme fulfils the need for dental practitioners to have access to a higher dental degree which provides advanced clinical training Orthodontics.

The Professional Doctorate is a research qualification that contains Professional Skills Training. This qualification is currently offered in Orthodontics, with the first annual intake enrolled in October 2008. In addition the Doctorate prepares candidates for the examinations of surgical Royal Colleges leading to the award of Membership in Orthodontics or further orthodontic qualifications. Applicants should already have passed the FDS/ MFDS examination or an equivalent. Funded specialist trainee appointments are competitively available to appropriately qualified candidates on this programme with application through the national recruitment process.

[[Why School of Dentistry?]]

Excellent facilities and equipment

A recent £6m investment programme's dramatically upgraded our teaching and research facilities, and created additional postgraduate places.

Here are some of the key features:-

New sedation and oral surgery suites
State-of-the-art training facilities
New tutorial rooms
Enhanced patient facilities
New research laboratories, closely integrated with clinical areas and featuring extensive, state-of-the-art equipment
A new Oral Health Suite with dedicated research facility within a clinical area of the hospital
Refurbished lecture theatres, multi-skills suites, teaching rooms and Student Common Room.
High quality school laboratories

Specialist dentistry

We accommodate many specialist dentistry interests through our partnership with the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Together we've created state-of-the-art facilities for specialist dentistry research and education, including the management of clinical trials to a high level of clinical governance.

Wide range of programmes

Programmes in the School of Dentistry extend from short courses, aimed at updating the general dental practitioner, to full-time studentships leading to higher degrees, with a large variety of research based or professional training programmes in between. We also have a steadily expending menu of verifiable CPD courses for all members of the dental team.

[[Career prospects]]

Career Opportunities for DDSc Orthodontic graduates mainly consist of:

Specialist Orthodontic Practice - orthodontist
Hospital Orthodontist or Consultant
University – Clinical academic
40683| University of Liverpool| Endodontics DDSC| This programme fulfils the need for dental practitioners to have access to a higher dental degree which provides specialist clinical training in Endodontics.

The Professional Doctorate is a research qualification that contains Professional Skills Training. Students who successfully complete the DDSc programme in Endodontics will be awarded the DDSc (Endodontics) from the University of Liverpool and a MEndo from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) of Edinburgh. Both Endodontics Specialist Curriculum and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh blueprints in Endodontics are embedded into the programme.

Honorary National Training Numbers leading to CCST may be available to suitable candidates with full GDC registration who satisfy the entry requirements to specialty clinical training in Endodontics as determined by the General Dental Council.

[[Why School of Dentistry?]]

Excellent facilities and equipment

A recent £6m investment programme's dramatically upgraded our teaching and research facilities, and created additional postgraduate places.

Here are some of the key features:-

New sedation and oral surgery suites
State-of-the-art training facilities
New tutorial rooms
Enhanced patient facilities
New research laboratories, closely integrated with clinical areas and featuring extensive, state-of-the-art equipment
A new Oral Health Suite with dedicated research facility within a clinical area of the hospital
Refurbished lecture theatres, multi-skills suites, teaching rooms and Student Common Room.
High quality school laboratories

Specialist dentistry

We accommodate many specialist dentistry interests through our partnership with the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Together we've created state-of-the-art facilities for specialist dentistry research and education, including the management of clinical trials to a high level of clinical governance.

Wide range of programmes

Programmes in the School of Dentistry extend from short courses, aimed at updating the general dental practitioner, to full-time studentships leading to higher degrees, with a large variety of research based or professional training programmes in between. We also have a steadily expending menu of verifiable CPD courses for all members of the dental team.

[[Career prospects]]

Students studying this course normally follow careers in:

- Dental Practice as endodontist
- Hospital as Endodontist or consultant in Endodontics
- University as clinical academic
40620| Imperial College London| Doctoral Programme| Applications are open for PhD studentships at Imperial College Business School, a top 10 global university*. We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our world-leading research team in September 2016. All students on our Doctoral programme will receive fully-funded studentships.

[[Our Doctoral Programme]]
Our full-time, five year programme offers an inspirational learning experience that equips you with the skills to become a world-leading expert in your chosen subject. Our programme combines highly relevant and structured training in the first year when you complete a Master's in Research, with the freedom to explore your chosen area of research over the course of a further four years.

[[Our research culture]]
Our aim is to drive business advantage through the fusion of business and technology.
At Imperial College Business School, our research meets the highest standards of academic excellence and rigour, yet produces knowledge that is relevant for practice.

We are looking for excellent candidates with strong and innovative research proposals to begin their doctoral studies in the areas of:
• Finance
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Management

The Business School also houses a number of specialist research centres where many of our doctoral students collaborate on exciting research projects with faculty and industry partners.
Some of these include:
• Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis
• Centre for Health Policy
• Centre for Management Buyout Research
• Enterprise Research Centre
• KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics
• Risk Management Laboratory

[[Studentships available]]
Studentship applications are now open for students with an outstanding academic background. All students on our Doctoral programme are offered fully-funded places by the Business School, including a full tuition fee waiver and a living stipend for up to five years. Our Doctoral programme has one intake each year in September. The deadline for our 2016 intake is Monday 11 January 2016 and early application is recommended.


*Ranked 9th in the world, THE World University Rankings 2014-2015, joint 2nd in the QS World University Rankings 2014. The Business School has the highest proportion of ‘world-leading' and ‘internationally excellent' research in the UK (Research Excellence Framework, 2014).'
40363| University of Birmingham| Forensic Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ForenClinPsyD)| This Doctorate programme in Forensic Clinical Psychology is aimed at psychologists wishing to work in forensic and clinical settings who need skills from both forensic and clinical disciplines. Self funding trainees will also be considered. The programme is four years long in duration, and took its first intake of five trainees in September 2013.

Approval for the programme has been granted by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accreditation has been received from the British Psychological Society (BPS) for dual recognition in Forensic and Clinical Psychology.

Candidates who complete the programme successfully will be eligible to become Chartered Forensic and Clinical Psychologists within the BPS and to apply for registration with the HCPC as Forensic and Clinical Psychologists.

The programme seeks to train reflective scientist-practitioners who are able to use their core knowledge and skills to formulate problems in psychological terms and draw creatively on theories and techniques from the discipline of psychology to find feasible solutions to a wide range of presenting issues, considering both clinical and forensic approaches, and in both clinical and forensic contexts.

There is an increasing need in prisons and in the community for skills that draw upon both forensic and clinical disciplines. A large number of individuals within prison and probation settings have mental health problems, while those in forensic mental health settings need robust risk assessment to identify criminogenic need and inform release decisions.

The programme is deliberately generic to promote flexibility but also emphasises evidence-based practice. In line with NICE guidelines and the ‘What Works’ approach, special consideration is given to cognitive-behavioural approaches.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
40362| University of Birmingham| Clinical Psychology Doctorate (ClinPsyD)| This programme comprises a combination of academic teaching, research and research training, and professional training during clinical placements. You complete five placements in a range of health settings in the West Midlands. We encourage an attitude of critical open-mindedness to a range of theories and models, and emphasise the importance of evidence-based practice and reflection on clinical work.

The programme is examined by continuous assessment, with students completing a series of assignments and projects over the three years.

Research, which is conducted in the second and third years of the programme, is written up for examination in the form of two papers for publication. The programme is organised on a collaborative basis with local NHS psychologists, and many local clinicians are involved in teaching.

Birmingham is one of the major centres for clinical psychology training in the UK and most graduates take up posts in NHS departments: candidates offered a place on the programme are funded by salaries provided by the NHS.

This programme is subject to a Code of Professional Conduct and Fitness to Practise regulations, to which trainees are required to sign up.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk
39831| Anglia Ruskin University| Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology DProf| [[Overview]]

Whether you’re developing social policy, running a business or are a minister of religion, this innovative part-time doctoral course will deepen your understanding of the spiritual and ethical dimensions.

Developed and run in partnership with the Cambridge Theological Federation, our course begins with an in-depth introduction to practical theology’s key debates, methods and thinkers.

There’s a strong emphasis on critical research and you’ll complete in-depth written projects, including a 7,000-word literature review and publishable article on an aspect of your research.

You’ll benefit from high-quality research training, as well as guidance and support from world class theologians, as you develop your research proposal and complete a 59,000-word dissertation.

There are a number of research seminar days, as well as a three-day summer school, but with an independent study commitment of 6-8 hours per week it’s possible to combine the course with a job.

Personal faith commitment isn’t necessary – and you’ll be able to tailor your research proposal to reflect your personal and/or professional interests.

[[Supervision and support]]

Theologians from Anglia Ruskin University and the Cambridge Theological Federation will support Stage 1 of your course and we’ve supervisors available nationally to support you in your dissertation.

[[Where you'll research]]

Your faculty -

Whether you aim to work in the creative industries or the social sciences, the legal profession or public service, the Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for professional life.

Our lively, diverse community and ambitious academic environment will broaden your horizons and help you develop your full potential - many of our courses give you the chance to learn another language, study abroad or undertake work placements as you study.

If you’re interested in art, music, drama or film, check out our packed programme of events. Together with our partners in the creative and cultural industries, we’re always working to enrich the cultural life of the university and the wider community.

Our research is groundbreaking and internationally recognised, with real social impact. We support the Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute (CoDE), whose projects include interactive music apps and documenting lifesaving childbirth procedures, as well as nine international research clusters, such as the Centre for Children's Book Studies and the Labour History Research Unit.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, six of our subject areas were awarded world-leading status: Law; Art and Design; English Language and Literature, Communication, Cultural and Media Studies; History; Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts.

Visit your faculty - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/arts-law-and-social-sciences
39830| Anglia Ruskin University| Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care DProf| [[Overview]]

This course is for advanced health or social care practitioners with postgraduate qualifications, who want to take an innovative lead in their speciality through original, published research.

Our team members specialise in health and social care research areas including acute care, allied heath, public health, and family and child health.

We’ll ask you to focus your work on an aspect of policy and practice, with a view to influencing approaches in your organisation or specialty locally, regionally or nationally.

Stage one of the programme features six workshops per year, to support you as you frame your dissertation proposal and build an initial portfolio of three 7,000-word research papers.

An academic supervisor will guide you during this phase and throughout stage two, when you’ll research and draft your dissertation en route to the DProf qualification.

High quality research training and regular academic events, such as research seminars and conferences, are features of the programme.

[[Supervision and support]]

We can supervise projects in most areas of acute care, allied heath, public health, and family and child health. The group has particular expertise in the following:

- Carer and service user perspectives
- Research with older people
- Nursing
- Social work practice
- Educational practice
- Workplace stress
- Research with children and young people.

These are just a few examples. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your ideas.

[[Where you'll research]]

Your faculty -

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly and experienced staff.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Visit your faculty - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/health-social-care-and-education

Where can I study?

Chelmsford - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/chelmsford-campus

Cambridge - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/cambridge-campus

[[ARU research]]

Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/research/ref2014

[[Careers]]

You’ll receive comprehensive postgraduate training and develop transferrable skills that will equip you for your research project and wider career.

These skills include research planning, use of research methods and techniques, development of theoretical concepts, research analysis, conference presentation, academic writing and publishing.

We’ll encourage you to publish articles during your research project and present your findings at conferences, including those we hold here at the University.

Many of our research graduates enhance their careers by using their findings to recommend new policies or pilot new practice, locally or nationally.

[[Contact details]]

If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email our Programme Director, Dr Leslie Gelling (leslie.gelling@anglia.ac.uk) or our Programme Administrator, Vicky Stevenson (vicky.stevenson@anglia.ac.uk).
39829| Anglia Ruskin University| Professional Doctorate in Education EdD| [[Overview]]

This is the ideal programme if you want to research a policy or practice issue that’s relevant to your area of work and use your findings to influence the way things are done.

We’ve designed this programme for professionals across the education spectrum, from early years and school education to the further, higher and adult sectors.

You can pursue your topic in many different fields supported by educational experts and a comprehensive programme that includes in-depth research training.

Your research project must focus on some element of policy or practice and be designed to promote innovation and improvement locally, regionally or nationally.

During the structured first stage of the programme, you’ll develop your research ideas with the help of an academic adviser. Six weekend workshops will provide research training and orientation.

With your proposal formally approved you’ll then progress to the supervised research stage of your degree, developing your thesis with support from .your supervisors

The programme concludes in the submission of your final thesis and a ‘viva voce’ examination to defend it.

[[Supervision and support]]

We can provide expert supervision in many fields of education, including:

- Teacher education
- Early childhood
- Inclusive education
- Special educational needs
- Disability
- Families, parenting and young people
- Social class
- Urban education
- Forest schools and natural learning environments
- Digital and computing education
- Science education
- Education for health professionals
- Higher education
- Adult and lifelong learning

[[Where you'll research]]

Your faculty -

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly and experienced staff.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Visit your faculty - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/health-social-care-and-education

[[ARU research]]

Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/research/ref2014

[[Careers]]

You’ll receive comprehensive postgraduate training and develop transferrable skills that will equip you for your research project and wider career.

These skills include research planning, use of research methods and techniques, development of theoretical concepts, research analysis, conference presentation, academic writing and publishing.

We’ll encourage you to publish articles during your research project and present your findings at conferences, including those we hold here at the University.

Many of our research graduates enhance their careers by using their findings to recommend new policies or pilot new practice, locally or nationally.

[[Contact details]]

If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email our Programme Director: geraldine.davis@anglia.ac.uk or our Programme Administrator: vicky.stevenson@anglia.ac.uk
39828| Anglia Ruskin University| Professional Doctorate in Business and Management DBA| [[Overview]]

Our rigorous professional doctorate programme gives you the opportunity and resources to explore key issues you and your organisation face – and to take the lead on developing solutions, innovations and improvements. You can choose to study part-time, while continuing to work.

Here at Lord Ashcroft International Business School, industry professionals, academic specialists and students collaborate on research and teaching programmes.

The knowledge we generate furthers academic understanding, while providing real value to our industry partners. It’s very much in this spirit that we've created our Professional Doctorate in Business and Management.

During stage one of the programme, you’ll refine your research proposals and skills during a series of weekend workshops, while researching and writing academic papers as the basis for your portfolio. Moving on to stage two, you’ll research and develop your dissertation, with extensive support from our experienced academic staff and practitioners in the field.

Our strong links with industry provide excellent opportunities for research studies, and if you choose to study part-time while working, you can use your own workplace as the focus for your dissertation.

[[Supervision and support]]

We can accommodate most research proposals in business, management or interdisciplinary subjects, so please feel free to get in touch to discuss your ideas. Here’s an overview of our main specialisms.

- Economic paradigms, models and methodologies
- International trade and foreign direct investment
- Entrepreneurship and SME internationalisation
- Innovation, knowledge and information economies
- Global people management
- Organisational change management
- Public service change management
- Leadership
- Sustainable tourism

You’ll have use of our campus libraries with online databases containing all the main business and management journals, plus our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access study resources and help.

[[Your faculty]]

The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.

Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.

What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.

We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/lord-ashcroft-international-business-school

[[Where can I study?]]

Chelmsford - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/chelmsford-campus
Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

Cambridge - http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/cambridge-campus
Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.
39631| University of Roehampton| Doctor of Practical Theology (DTh)| The DTh is a professional doctorate scheme in practical, ministry–focused theology.

This programme is for senior level practitioners, leaders or consultants in ministry–related fields seeking to develop advanced research skills for pastoral, missiological or other aspects of applied theology at doctoral level.

The DTh is a part–time course specifically designed to allow you to continue in your professional role.

Current departmental strengths include empirical, pastoral and public theology across a range of UK and global church traditions and mission contexts. These include Roman Catholic, Anglican, Baptist and Pentecostal, as well as a particular strength in Black Majority Churches. Additional expertise in historical and contemporary theology, and biblical studies are added, as required, to create a tailor–made supervisory team especially configured to support the student’s project.

[[Year-by-year summary]]

Year one

In the first year, you will study advanced methods and approaches to practical theology, as well as a major literature review relevant to your proposed area of research. During this in–depth investigation, you will identify gaps or problems in the literature and identify one or more research questions around which you can structure your research project.

Year two

In the second year, you will conduct an in–depth study of a more focused topic, developed to the level of a publishable article, before going on to draft and present a full project proposal which must be approved before transition to the dissertation phase.

Years three–five

The final phase of the course will allow you to work closely with staff members with particular expertise in your chosen research area, developing an original and substantial investigation of potential significance both to academic inquiry and professional practice. The thesis, which will build upon your work in years one and two, will typically run to 50–60,000 words, and will be defended in a viva voce examination.

[[Example modules]]

•Practical Theology: Advanced Methods and Approaches
•Literature Review
•Publishable Article
•Research Design and Project Proposal
39354| University of Stirling| Clinical Doctorate in Nursing| [[Introduction]]

Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals, of all varieties. The programme is practice-focused and has been designed to prepare future leaders of practice, education and leadership. Students will join other professionals from a range of disciplines for on-campus and online study, to benefit not only from the extensive knowledge delivered by the Clinical Doctorate team, but from each others experiences and expertise.

The School of Health Sciences is well placed to deliver a clinically focused programme such as this. We are a multi-award winning institution, led by a group of world-leading academics, with strong and established research records, real nursing experience and a wealth of world-class publications.

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/health-sciences/clinical-doctorates/

[[Who is the Doctorate for?]]

The programme is designed for experienced clinicians who wish to attain the highest goal of becoming ‘clinical academic’. This is the ideal qualification for those who retain a clinical focus with commitment to the improvement of patient care.

Healthcare professionals on the Programme may include; nurses, midwives, dieticians, genetic counsellors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, sport and exercise psychologists and podiatrists.

[[Top reasons to study with us!]]

1. You will join a programme that is unique in Scotland in its clinical focus and differs greatly from all similar programmes in the UK.
2. The blended teaching approach allows you to relate everything you learn, including assignments, directly to what you do in practice and realise the impact this has on your day-to-day work.
3. You will join other learners from a range of clinical backgrounds, learn from one another, and have the opportunity to discuss within a critical space.
4. As a qualified Doctor of Nursing, Midwifery or Professional Health Studies, you will have attained the highest level of academic qualification within your specialism, placing yourself at the forefront of your profession as a recognised, and highly employable expert.

[[Objectives]]

The programme aims to develop you as a clinically focussed senior Nurse, Midwife or Allied Health Professional who will be at the cutting edge of clinical research and practice in your field.

Working autonomously, you will be able to design and execute research to deal with problems and issues in practice and apply constant and integrated approaches to critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, information and issues.

In summary, the programme is about:

- Tackling complex ideas and challenging established modes of thinking;
- Developing research and scholarship skills harnessed imaginatively to the field of clinical practice;
- Preparing to be at the cutting edge of clinical and research practice for your area of ‘expertness’;
- Familiarity with leading-edge research, an ability to redesign the clinical environment and understanding of the research process.

[[Structure and Content]]

The programme is designed to challenge and change the way you think. Throughout the programme, your endeavours focus on your own field of practice. You can expect to make a significant difference to your clinical environment right from the very start.

The programme can be studied over three years full-time or, more commonly, over four and eight years on a part-time basis. It consists of three taught modules, an expert practice module and an empirical thesis. Taught components are clustered into two three-day sessions over the first three semesters.

Each taught module is studied over one semester.

- The first module brings you up to date with the latest ideas, findings and methods – taken from across the spectrum of academic research and harnessed imaginatively to your field of practice.

- The second module builds on the first but looks at clinically-applied problem solving to design evidence into fields of practice and organisations. The potential of the research and its impact is part of that design process.

- In the third module we work together to promote a generic knowledge of research methods whilst keeping the clinical relevance of your research in our sights at all times. You also start to more fully develop your research ideas.

- The fourth module is about assessment of your expert practice including its currency and engagement with others. You are also supported to develop your research proposal further.

Following two years of taught modules, you progress to the empirical research stage and ultimately construct a thesis on a topic that will enhance the knowledge base in your field of practice.

Students are well supported through regular face-to-face contact, video conferencing, skype, email and phone. There is tutorial time in preparation for each assignment, and detailed feedback afterward.

[[Delivery and assessment]]

Assessment includes coursework, expert practice examination and the thesis itself. Two active researchers supervise your research project and the programme is supported by face-to-face contact, video-conferencing, email and internet facilities. On-campus attendance is kept to a minimum.

[[Employability]]

Students find a difference in their thinking right from the start and take that different thinking into practice. Within the current body of students, ten have advanced their careers by achieving a promotion during their time on the programme.

[[Career opportunities]]

Professional Doctorates are recognised internationally as a qualification granted to those who have reached the peak of professional and academic achievement in their field of expertise.

Increasingly within the National Health Service (NHS) a Professional Doctorate is seen as an essential academic qualification for progressing to higher level posts within the NHS Agenda for Change career framework.

Graduates have reported benefits of studying a Clinical Doctorate as being: gaining the confidence to see themselves as an expert in their field; the personal fulfilment of achieving the highest academic qualification; enhanced critical and analytical thinking; confidence within specialist areas; the opening of new and advanced career opportunities.

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/health-sciences/clinical-doctorates/

[[REF2014]]

1st for Research!

In the research assessment exercise REF2014:

The School of Health Sciences came top for health research in Scotland and was ranked 12th in the UK overall!
39201| University of the West of England, Bristol| Professional Doctorate Health Psychology| [[Key fact]]
This three-year part-time programme provides BPS-accredited Stage 2 training, a doctoral-level education and a professional Health Care Professions Council qualification. Taught by a highly experienced team, it gives you the research, training and supervision to take your career to the next level.

[[Introduction]]
For individuals working in a health setting, this course provides the knowledge and skills to develop careers and become a Chartered Psychologist. You will come to UWE Bristol for around 14 Professional Doctorate Training Days and supervision meetings each year over three years, while working in your existing role as you carry out your research. You receive strong course support in person and online, so wherever you are in the country you can be sure of the best support.

[[Outstanding professional support]]
You will learn from our outstanding team of HCPC-registered Health Psychologists, benefiting from their expertise in research, behaviour change, consultancy and teaching and training and their extensive professional network and strong links in the region. Each year ends with a review day, where you can speak to tutors face to face about your progress.

You will prepare for accreditation as a Chartered Psychologist through training and supervision in five areas of competency. These five areas are specified by the British Psychological Society's Board of Examiners in Health Psychology. On completing this course you'll be eligible to apply for the Register of Health Psychologists held by the Health and Care Professions Council.

The BPS accreditation team commends Professional Doctorate Health Psychology course based on:

-the high level of student satisfaction and the resources and facilities that support their training
-the high level of support the academic team provides, and their accessibility and approachability
-the strong research experience and wide-ranging expertise of the programme team, and its commitment and enthusiasm to the course
-the forward-looking nature of the course, including the commitment to its continual development
-the programme team's responsiveness to feedback from students, employers and professional bodies
-the diversity of the assessment methods and our commitment to developing new ones.
-the emphasis on integrating theory and practice at every stage.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx
39200| University of the West of England, Bristol| Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology| [[Key fact]]
An applied professional training programme accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

[[Introduction]]
Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology is a applied professional training course which gives you a doctorate-level education leading to a professional qualification. It comprises a comprehensive programme of taught modules, 450 hours of counselling psychology practice in a range of placements, and a doctorate-level research project. Experts guide you through integrated theory, personal and professional development, and clinical practice, with focus on the value of research and how it directly informs current practice.

[[In-depth preparation for practice]]
You receive rigorous training on personal, professional and academic levels, which requires you to combine personal development with explicit psychological theory as a basis for mindful clinical practice.

The training will equip you to work in a broad range of settings, including the NHS, industry, third sector, private practice, academic and research roles, and many others. Our links with practices and partner providers, such as LIFT, the NHS and the Avon Wiltshire Partnership, make this course highly vocational and popular with employers.

Based on the relational psychodynamic perspective, coupled with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, this course is designed to help you develop an integrative perspective based on these perspectives and any previous experience. For example, you may already have studied client-centred or existential perspectives as part of counselling certificate courses. The programme team is committed to the view that the therapeutic relationship is a key factor in promoting client change. The relational perspective is therefore a key element taught throughout the whole course. In Year 1 the model taught is relational psychodynamic; in Year 2 it is CBT and in Year 3 we integrate the two.

You must engage in personal counselling or therapy for the first two years of the course a minimum of 60 hours over the course. This reflects our central focus on a relational approach to practice. Please note, the cost for this is not included in the fees.

For up to date list of modules and course course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx
37771| University of Stirling| Doctorate in Education [EdD, MRes, PGDip]| The Doctor in Education (EdD) at the School of Education is an ideal professional development opportunity for senior professionals seeking to enhance and utilise their research expertise. Professionals taking our EdD come from a wide variety of fields and countries but all share a concern with education and professional learning in organisational settings such as schools and further / higher education, in social or health-related organisations, or in private and government bodies. The EdD will enable you to develop research on your own chosen topics in ways that are deeply connected to important professional interests, practices, policies and impacts.

Like the PhD, the EdD meets the requirements for the production of a significant, original and rigorous contribution to the field. Distinctively, the EdD programme commences with taught modules before the supervised research phases commence. The taught modules look at theories and paradigms of research and orientations to methodology and inquiry.

[[Structure and Content]]

Year 1 Autumn Semester F/T - Year 1 and 2 Autumn Semester P/T

The Nature of Educational Enquiry - Core module
Drawing upon specific research projects and debates, this module will introduce you to the differing ways of conceptualising the purposes of education, and the theories informing knowledge claims in research. It will enable you to engage with the different traditions of ideas informing research into education, and their strengths and weaknesses. The module therefore involves a critical examination of different approaches to and traditions in educational research and their underlying assumptions.

Research Design and Process - Core module
The module takes students through the process of designing a research project. It enables them to think up an interesting research idea, to carry out a literature review, identify appropriate theoretical frameworks, refine the research question and then work out which methods to use. It introduces students to some of the more common research strategies and methods. It invites reflection on the ethics and politics of the research process, and encourages students to think systematically about dissemination of findings, knowledge exchange and research impact. The assessment for the module reinforces what has been learned: it involves thinking up a research topic, refining it into some researchable questions and then writing a proposal for funding.

Quantitative Data Analysis - Core module
The module introduces quantitative data analysis, covering a selection of those statistical techniques which are most commonly employed in social science research. It also covers practical training in the application of quantitative methods to social science data. The emphasis will be on the analysis of data collected in social surveys, particularly the secondary analysis of large scale surveys.

Year 1 Spring Semester F/T - Year 1 and 2 Spring Semester P/T

The Nature of Social Enquiry - Core module
This module aims to introduce students to the theoretical foundations that underpin social scientific research and analysis. The module begins by examining the main themes and issues within the philosophy of science and social science and then investigates different classical and modern theoretical perspectives for exploring the social world. The module will examine critically the connection between the epistemological claims made by these perspectives and the methodological possibilities they offer.

Qualitative Data Analysis - Core module
This module forms a core element of the above Masters’ programmes that widens our approach to social science research training. This module is designed to bring students from different disciplines together to enhance the range of learning possibilities and promote a greater diversity of input. This module introduces students to qualitative data analysis. It aims to provide them with understanding and experience of conducting the analysis of qualitative data (including visual data), as well as a critical awareness of the role of computer assisted qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS).

Theory & Methods of Digital Social Research - Core module
The aim of this module is to enable participants to develop theoretically and critically informed digital research practices through the study of theories of digital social research, understanding of contemporary digital research practices and issues, and the application of digital research methods through the collaborative creation of digital artefacts. Enhanced knowledge and development of digital research fluencies will be emphasized, enabling students to conduct digital research to contribute to new knowledge in professional or academic contexts.

Year 2 Autumn and Spring Semester F/T - Year 3 Autumn and Spring Semester P/T

Professional Practice Module - Core module
This module focuses on major issues related to professional knowledge, professional learning and professional dispositions, and how these are brought to bear in discourses, projects, practices and interactions in students’ particular professional settings. The notion of a professional ‘discipline’ will be examined, and linked to academic enquiry through the use of various theoretical, ontological and epistemological perspectives. The module considers how these things may lead to the formation and deepening of professional identities, and/or contributions to practice improvement. The role of existing and/or new research in their professional practice will also be analysed.

Year 3 Autumn Semester onwards F/T - Year 4 Summer/Autumn onwards P/T

Thesis (45,000 words) - Core module
Students are permitted to progress to the thesis phase as probationers following successful completion of all assignments in the taught phase including the Professional Practice module. After 6 months in the thesis phase the student must successfully undertake a formal assessment review of the completed thesis proposal and literature review coordinated by the supervisors and EdD programme director in order to progress. Some students may be required to complete successfully additional preparatory work as a condition of formal progression. Thereafter progress will be monitored formally in line with University procedures for progress reporting.

[[Delivery and assessment]]

Summative assessment for modules will be based on coursework and will be assessed through assignments approximately 3000 words in. length.

The programme comprises seven core taught modules, followed by the conduct of an empirical study focussed on an aspect of professional practice and the production of a doctoral thesis of 45,000 words.

http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/programme-information/prospectus/education/eddeducationaldoctorate/
37724| University of Southampton| DEdPsy Educational Psychology| [[Summary]]

This course extends the student's skills to include therapeutic work with complex cases and clinically relevant research; it is run in collaboration with the Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

[[Modules]]

Cognitive theory and therapy; complex cases and personality disorders; severe mental illness and psychosis; practical work experience with people affected by complex difficulties (particularly personality disorders and psychosis).

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37720| University of Southampton| Doctorate Clinical Psychology| [[Summary]]

This course provides a professional qualification and confers eligibility for Chartered Clinical Psychologist status, enabling students to work within the NHS; students are funded, via employment, as trainee clinical psychologists with the NHS for the 3 years of training; the clinical component of the course reflects BPS requirements for core skills and competences; NHS clinical placement work covers the whole age range and level of severity of presentation.

[[Modules]]

Adult lifespan 1, including introductory skills; adult lifespan 2, advanced skills; children and adolescents; clinical research; introduction to CBT; learning disability; research and research training; plus NHS experience within adult clinical services (including older adults); child and adolescent learning disability and specialist services (eg psychosis, specialist psychotherapies, eating disorders, neuropsychology).

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37671| University of Southampton| DBA - Doctorate of Business Administration| [[Summary]]

This doctoral programme is suitable for senior managers who wish to undertake a substantial original investigation
into a real business and management issue while remaining in business on a full-time basis. It offers block delivery with
personal supervision across the same range of topics as our PhD programme.

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