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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.


    Latest Professional Doctorates

    67326| University of Essex| DSPC Sport Performance and Coaching|

    A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education or management in sports therapy. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialism.

    The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment.

    Depending on your individual circumstances, your study can be undertaken over the course of between 4 and 7 years. During this time, you will prepare two portfolios which chronical your development of expert practice in your workplace. In tandem, you also study taught modules at the University of Essex which provide you with the expertise in qualitative, statistical and other research methods required for researching sports therapy.

    Your own interests, experiences, and needs determine a great deal about how your course is structured, and what areas you can focus on. A key part of demonstrating your expertise in your specialist area is the development of a 40,000-word dissertation on a relevant topic.

    Why we're great.

    • Our brand new, state-of-the-art Essex Sport Arena houses the latest technology and facilities which you will have access to.
    • Our teaching staff have both clinical experience and academic credibility.
    • We offer you the tools to demonstrate your expertise in both clinical practice and academic research.

    Course structure

    You can study our Professional Doctorates flexibly between 4 and 7 years. Decisions about the duration of the study period are based on individual need, professional commitment and funded support.

    Our expert staff

    Our School has a proven track record of excellence in teaching, research and applied sports science. We are top 20 in the UK for research excellence for sports and exercise science (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014). Our research is not just about academic excellence. It has wide ranging societal impact in areas as diverse as sports performance, cardiac health and childhood wellbeing.

    Within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, you will be allocated a supervisor whose role it is to guide you through the different stages of your research degree. In some cases, you may have joint supervision by two members of our staff.

    The support provided by your supervisor is a key feature of your research student experience and you will have regular one-to-one meetings to discuss progress on your research. Initially, your supervisor will help you develop your research topic and plan.

    Twice a year, you will have a supervisory board meeting, which provides a more formal opportunity to discuss your progress and agree your plans for the next six months.

    Specialist facilities

    The School is housed within the Essex Sport Arena. This state-of-the-art, £12 million development brings together education, rehabilitation, exercise and research, with facilities including a sports hall the size of three basketball courts, two dedicated labs for sports therapy training, a sports therapy clinic, and dedicated physiotherapy labs. Key to the success of all research and teaching within a university is sufficient resources. Our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences is well equipped, centrally resourced by technical staff who provide a service to all our staff and students.

    Our successful Human Performance Unit (HPU) provides educational and coaching services, health-related exercise programmes and athlete testing, as well as unique opportunities for you to further your studies and research in these areas.

    We have a study room for our postgraduate research students. This has been designed in collaboration with our postgraduates, and allows our PhD students to have office space. This provides a focal point for our postgraduates, facilitating good communication and a strong sense of community.

    Your future

    We offer doctoral preparation that integrates professional expertise and academic rigor. During your time working with us you will gain the skills necessary to make significant contribution to local and national health and social care provision through critical appraisal of current practice.

    The networks you develop while with us facilitate self-development. You will engage in critical reflection upon practice; work and lead within complex, multi-professional environments where you can demonstrate expert decision-making.

    67324| University of Essex| DST Sports Therapy|

    A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education or management in sports therapy. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialism.

    The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment.

    Depending on your individual circumstances, your study can be undertaken over the course of between 4 and 7 years. During this time, you will prepare two portfolios which chronical your development of expert practice in your workplace. In tandem, you also study taught modules at the University of Essex which provide you with the expertise in qualitative, statistical and other research methods required for researching sports therapy.

    Your own interests, experiences, and needs determine a great deal about how your course is structured, and what areas you can focus on. A key part of demonstrating your expertise in your specialist area is the development of a 40,000-word dissertation on a relevant topic.

    Why we're great.

    • Our brand new, state-of-the-art Essex Sport Arena houses the latest technology and facilities which you will have access to.
    • Our teaching staff have both clinical experience and academic credibility.
    • We offer you the tools to demonstrate your expertise in both clinical practice and academic research.

    Course structure

    You can study our Professional Doctorates flexibly between 4 and 7 years. Decisions about the duration of the study period are based on individual need, professional commitments and funded support.

    Our expert staff

    Our School has a proven track record of excellence in teaching, research and applied sports science. We are top 20 in the UK for research excellence for sports and exercise science (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014). Our research is not just about academic excellence. It has wide ranging societal impact in areas as diverse as sports performance, cardiac health and childhood wellbeing.

    Within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, you will be allocated a supervisor whose role it is to guide you through the different stages of your research degree. In some cases, you may have joint supervision by two members of our staff.

    The support provided by your supervisor is a key feature of your research student experience and you will have regular one-to-one meetings to discuss progress on your research. Initially, your supervisor will help you develop your research topic and plan.

    Twice a year, you will have a supervisory board meeting, which provides a more formal opportunity to discuss your progress and agree your plans for the next six months.

    Specialist facilities

    The School is housed within the Essex Sport Arena. This state-of-the-art, £12 million development brings together education, rehabilitation, exercise and research, with facilities including a sports hall the size of three basketball courts, two dedicated labs for sports therapy training, a sports therapy clinic, and dedicated physiotherapy labs. Key to the success of all research and teaching within a university is sufficient resources. Our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences is well equipped, centrally resourced by technical staff who provide a service to all our staff and students.

    Our successful Human Performance Unit (HPU) provides educational and coaching services, health-related exercise programmes and athlete testing, as well as unique opportunities for you to further your studies and research in these areas.

    We have a study room for our postgraduate research students. This has been designed in collaboration with our postgraduates, and allows our PhD students to have office space. This provides a focal point for our postgraduates, facilitating good communication and a strong sense of community.

    Your future

    We offer doctoral preparation that integrates professional expertise and academic rigor. During your time working with us you will gain the skills necessary to make significant contribution to local and national health and social care provision through critical appraisal of current practice.

    The networks you develop while with us facilitate self-development. You will engage in critical reflection upon practice; work and lead within complex, multi-professional environments where you can demonstrate expert decision-making.

    67321| University of Essex| DSES Sport and Exercise Science|

    A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education or management in sports therapy. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialism.

    The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment.

    Depending on your individual circumstances, your study can be undertaken over the course of between 4 and 7 years. During this time, you will prepare two portfolios which chronical your development of expert practice in your workplace. In tandem, you also study taught modules at the University of Essex which provide you with the expertise in qualitative, statistical and other research methods required for researching sports therapy.

    Your own interests, experiences, and needs determine a great deal about how your course is structured, and what areas you can focus on. A key part of demonstrating your expertise in your specialist area is the development of a 40,000-word dissertation on a relevant topic.

    Why we're great.

    • Our state-of-the-art Sport Arena houses the latest technology and facilities which you will have access to.
    • Our academic staff have both clinical experience and academic credibility.
    • The majority of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the most recent Research Assessment Framework (REF 2014).

    Course structure

    You can study our Professional Doctorates flexibly between 4 and 7 years. Decisions about the duration of the study period are based on individual need, professional commitments and funded support.

    Our expert staff

    Our School has a proven track record of excellence in teaching, research and applied sports science. We are top 20 in the UK for research excellence for sports and exercise science (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014). Our research is not just about academic excellence. It has wide ranging societal impact in areas as diverse as sports performance, cardiac health and childhood wellbeing.

    Within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, you will be allocated a supervisor whose role it is to guide you through the different stages of your research degree. In some cases, you may have joint supervision by two members of our staff.

    The support provided by your supervisor is a key feature of your research student experience and you will have regular one-to-one meetings to discuss progress on your research. Initially, your supervisor will help you develop your research topic and plan.

    Twice a year, you will have a supervisory board meeting, which provides a more formal opportunity to discuss your progress and agree your plans for the next six months.

    Specialist facilities

    The School is housed within the Essex Sport Arena. This state-of-the-art, £12 million development brings together education, rehabilitation, exercise and research, with facilities including a sports hall the size of three basketball courts, two dedicated labs for sports therapy training, a sports therapy clinic, and dedicated physiotherapy labs. Key to the success of all research and teaching within a university is sufficient resources. Our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences is well equipped, centrally resourced by technical staff who provide a service to all our staff and students.

    Our successful Human Performance Unit (HPU) provides educational and coaching services, health-related exercise programmes and athlete testing, as well as unique opportunities for you to further your studies and research in these areas.

    We have a study room for our postgraduate research students. This has been designed in collaboration with our postgraduates, and allows our PhD students to have office space. This provides a focal point for our postgraduates, facilitating good communication and a strong sense of community.

    Your future

    We offer doctoral preparation that integrates professional expertise and academic rigor. During your time working with us you will gain the skills necessary to make significant contribution to local and national health and social care provision through critical appraisal of current practice.

    The networks you develop while with us facilitate self-development. You will engage in critical reflection upon practice; work and lead within complex, multi-professional environments where you can demonstrate expert decision-making.

    67314| University of Essex| D.Physiotherapy Physiotherapy|

    A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education or management in sports therapy. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialism.

    The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment.

    Depending on your individual circumstances, your study can be undertaken over the course of between 4 and 7 years. During this time, you will prepare two portfolios which chronical your development of expert practice in your workplace. In tandem, you also study taught modules at the University of Essex which provide you with the expertise in qualitative, statistical and other research methods required for researching sports therapy.

    Your own interests, experiences, and needs determine a great deal about how your course is structured, and what areas you can focus on. A key part of demonstrating your expertise in your specialist area is the development of a 40,000-word dissertation on a relevant topic.

    Why we're great.

    • We are ranked top 20 for sports science (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
    • Our teaching staff have both clinical experience and academic credibility.
    • We offer you the tools to demonstrate your expertise in both clinical practice and academic research.

    Course structure

    You can study our Professional Doctorates flexibly between 4 and 7 years. Decisions about the duration of the study period are based on individual need, professional commitments and funded support.

    Our expert staff

    Our School has a proven track record of excellence in teaching, research and applied sports science. We are top 20 in the UK for research excellence for sports and exercise science (REF 2014, mainstream universities, THE 2014). Our research is not just about academic excellence. It has wide ranging societal impact in areas as diverse as sports performance, cardiac health and childhood wellbeing.

    Within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences, you will be allocated a supervisor whose role it is to guide you through the different stages of your research degree. In some cases, you may have joint supervision by two members of our staff.

    The support provided by your supervisor is a key feature of your research student experience and you will have regular one-to-one meetings to discuss progress on your research. Initially, your supervisor will help you develop your research topic and plan.

    Twice a year, you will have a supervisory board meeting, which provides a more formal opportunity to discuss your progress and agree your plans for the next six months.

    Specialist facilities

    The School is housed within the Essex Sport Arena. This state-of-the-art, £12 million development brings together education, rehabilitation, exercise and research, with facilities including a sports hall the size of three basketball courts, two dedicated labs for sports therapy training, a sports therapy clinic, and dedicated physiotherapy labs. Key to the success of all research and teaching within a university is sufficient resources. Our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences is well equipped, centrally resourced by technical staff who provide a service to all our staff and students.

    Our successful Human Performance Unit (HPU) provides educational and coaching services, health-related exercise programmes and athlete testing, as well as unique opportunities for you to further your studies and research in these areas.

    We have a study room for our postgraduate research students. This has been designed in collaboration with our postgraduates, and allows our PhD students to have office space. This provides a focal point for our postgraduates, facilitating good communication and a strong sense of community.

    Your future

    We offer doctoral preparation that integrates professional expertise and academic rigor. During your time working with us you will gain the skills necessary to make significant contribution to local and national health and social care provision through critical appraisal of current practice.

    The networks you develop while with us facilitate self-development. You will engage in critical reflection upon practice; work and lead within complex, multi-professional environments where you can demonstrate expert decision-making.

    66507| Liverpool Hope University| Doctor of Health and Social Care (DHSC)|

    The Doctor of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has been designed to meet the needs of social care professionals. You are likely to come from occupations within areas such housing, welfare support, residential care or supporting disabled children or adults. You should have several years of professional experience, perhaps at a senior level. You should desire to pursue an area of research related to, and drawing on, your professional work. Your research will create new evidence-based knowledge, practice and understanding that will bring benefits both to you and your wider professional community.

    There is a strong emphasis on individualised learning and critical reflection. You will engage at an advanced level with varied academic and professional issues relevant to your own practice. You will develop the three key skills of independent learning, independent research, and sustained critical and self-reflexive analysis. 

    The programme is divided into two Phases. Phase One is the Taught Phase. You undertake three ‘strands’ of taught study, organised into six modules (20 credits each). You will also write substantial research Proposal (60 credits), during this Phase. The Proposal forms the foundation for Phase Two, the Research Phase. Here, you undertake a supervised thesis project, much like a traditional PhD student would.

    66505| Liverpool Hope University| Doctor of Social Work (DSW)|

    The Doctor of Social Work (DSW) has been designed to meet the needs of social work professionals. You will come from any field within social work, be it supporting children or adults. You should have several years of professional experience, perhaps at a senior level. You should desire to pursue an area of research related to, and drawing on, your professional work. Your research will create new evidence-based knowledge, practice and understanding that will bring benefits both to you and your wider professional community.

    There is a strong emphasis on individualised learning and critical reflection. You will engage at an advanced level with varied academic and professional issues relevant to your own practice. You will develop the three key skills of independent learning, independent research, and sustained critical and self-reflexive analysis. 

    The programme is divided into two Phases. Phase One is the Taught Phase. You undertake three ‘strands’ of taught study, organised into six modules (20 credits each). You will also write substantial research Proposal (60 credits), during this Phase. The Proposal forms the foundation for Phase Two, the Research Phase. Here, you undertake a supervised thesis project, much like a traditional PhD student would. 

    66168| Birkbeck, University of London| Professional Practice in Occupational Psychology (MRes/Professional Doctorate)|

    This Professional Doctorate in Occupational Psychology is an accredited University of London doctoral degree. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society as an alternative to the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Stage 2 Qualification in Occupational Psychology, meaning that successful completion of the programme confers eligibility for chartership through the BPS (subject to holding Graduate Basis for Registration).

    If you hold a BPS-accredited Master's degree in organisational/occupational and/or business psychology, and you are in related employment, this doctorate will let you apply your learning directly in the workplace and use your work experience to inform your research. 

    The first two years will develop your professional competence and prepare you for independent research and practice through the following six professional practice portfolios:

    If you successfully complete this stage, you can either graduate with an MRes in Professional Practice in Occupational Psychology or progress to Years 3 and 4 to develop your competence in research methods and consolidate your skills as an evidence-based practitioner and researcher so that you can complete a 40,000-50,000-word doctoral thesis.

    We have expertise in both qualitative and quantitative techniques and are well placed to supervise all research topics in occupational psychology. Our particular interests include:

    • Coaching, careers and lifespan development
    • Diversity and inclusion in the workplace
    • Decision making, heuristics and bias
    • Leadership and critical management studies
    • Organisational sociology 
    • Professional development and training
    • Selection and assessment 
    • Worklife balance, boundary management and digitisation of work
    • Well-being and occupational health.

    Highlights

    65841| University of Bath| DBA in Higher Education Management|

    We've developed our DBA specifically for university leaders. Gain the research skills you need to address the challenges of higher education in the 21st century.

    What makes the Bath DBA in Higher Education Management unique

    1. A specific focus on higher education management
    2. Delivered by one of the UK's best business schools
    3. Develop research skills relevant to higher education managers
    4. Combine research with professional practice by applying your increased knowledge to your work
    5. A strong global alumni network who support current students and the programme

    The expertise you need to make a genuine impact in your area

    As well as developing your leadership expertise, the Bath DBA will give you the skills you need to apply research to your own professional area.

    We bring together the latest scholarship and an applied focus on research. You'll develop a thorough understanding of how and why things happen in contemporary higher education.

    You'll graduate with research skills appropriate for higher educational managers, and be better equipped to deal with the ethical and political issues facing higher education today.

    Applying your DBA research to your own organisation will allow you to:

    • understand emerging trends in higher education
    • improve national and international policy
    • establish and share best practice in management and leadership

    We regularly invite graduates to visit and feedback into our programme to keep it relevant and up-to-date. We're confident that our DBA students go on to produce some of the most significant and influential research in this area.

    Read more about DBA programme content.

    65790| Kingston University| Doctor of Education (EdD)|

    The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a part-time doctoral research degree for educators working in a wide range of educationally-oriented settings who wish to extend their professional understanding and develop advanced skills for research, reflection and evaluation.

    This doctoral level programme is an excellent opportunity for education professionals in all fields and settings. If you are working as a teacher or manager in early years, school, college, university, health and social care, library, prison or a museum or heritage service, this programme will enhance your career. Through engaging in critical self-reflection and a sequence of structured learning experiences culminating in a substantial piece of professionally-focused research, the EdD will enable you to transform your practice and make a contribution to new professional knowledge. You will develop a strong foundation for rigorous, research-led pedagogy and praxis.

    Our academic staff have extensive experience of working with multi-agency partners, researching professionals at masters and doctoral level, and leading national and international research-active projects.

    Reasons to choose Kingston University

    • We are ranked No. 2 in the UK for Education (Guardian University Guide 2022).
    • We offer a supportive and flexible learning environment to help busy professionals balance work with study.
    • We provide research facilities, research training opportunities, and research-active experienced supervisors from the wider Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.
    • We have strong relationships with a number of multi-agency partners, providing students with extensive networking opportunities.

    What you will study

    The programme combines contextual modules with independent research. Issues are introduced, reconsidered and further developed in successive modules towards the research proposal, which is the ‘gateway' to the independent Research Project, the 'capstone' to the EdD. In the first two years, the programme contains taught modules which address issues of education professionalism, interprofessionalism, policy and practice, the philosophy and practice of educational research and the design of a research proposal. These modules will prepare you to carry out a substantial professional-relevant research project in the following years.

    The learning experiences are delivered over weekends using a day conference format at the Kingston Hill campus of Kingston University London.

    For a full list of modules, please click the here.

    After you graduate

    As a researching professional in this programme, you will develop professional links and connections between research and education-related settings. Through researching critical questions and looking for answers to fundamental educational and social issues, you will deepen and enhance your employability skills to advance your existing career or develop a new one in an area of growing importance in modern society.

    Visit the Doctor of Education (EdD) page on the Kingston University website for more details!

    65243| Edge Hill University| Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)|

    This Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) offers research-based professional development to experienced professionals whose practice is concerned with education. Applications from professionals within all fields of education are welcomed, including professionals based in early years, schools or higher education settings, and professional educators working in health, social care or other occupations in the private and public sectors.

    The academic rigour of the EdD is comparable with that of a PhD, while being characterised by its focus on professional practice. Designed to meet the needs of full-time professionals, the EdD will enable you to extend your understanding of theory, practice and policy in the context of your profession. You will become an independent and reflective researcher, develop advanced research skills and gain a critical understanding of research methodologies, as you undertake research that leads to an original contribution to knowledge within your area of professional practice.

    In Depth

    What will I study?

    In the first two years of the programme, you will attend core and methodological training sessions which will help you to finalise your research proposal within the first two terms of study. These sessions will focus on methodology, research design, project and data management, and research ethics.

    The training sessions will be complemented by small group seminars. These are specifically designed to support the completion of the three assignments and viva examinations which make up the first stage of the EdD, while also refining your educational research skills to enable you to produce original, doctoral-level, practice-based research. You will gain a comprehensive insight into debates in literature relating to your chosen area of professional practice, as well as begin to critically justify your chosen methodological approach, based on an identifiable philosophical position.

    Following this first stage, the focus of your work will be on completing your research and writing up a 60,000-word doctoral thesis in which you will make a distinct contribution to professional knowledge in your field of study.

    How will I study?

    The programme typically requires approximately 23.5 hours per week dedicated to research-related activity.

    Core and methodical training sessions and small group seminars will be scheduled as face-to-face sessions over one full weekend, four Saturdays and a summer school each year. You will also need to attend ten scheduled online twilight research development sessions per year.

    For the third year of study and beyond, ongoing group support will be provided at three scheduled Saturday schools held on campus and five online twilight sessions per year.

    Outside of these occasions, attendance on campus will be determined by your individual development needs and the nature of your project.

    How will I be assessed?

    The programme incorporates three viva examinations where your written submissions are assessed by a team of experts. There will also be an interim assessment which takes place between the first two viva examinations.

    At the first viva examination, after approximately seven months of study, your research proposal will be scrutinised. Following this, the interim assignment will be submitted after approximately 13 months and assessed by two doctoral supervisors.

    The second viva examination, which will assess your progress, will be held after approximately 24 months (and no later than 36 months) of study.

    At the third viva examination, which represents the culmination of the Professional Doctorate, your final thesis will be presented.

    Who will be teaching me?

    Structured and online research development sessions will be led by academic experts from across the university. You will also be supported by two supervisors who, between them, will have academic expertise in the methodological and substantive areas of your research.

    Within the Faculty of Education, academics have particular expertise in issues relating to social justice and inclusion, children and young people’s voice and rights, children and young people’s mental health, special educational needs, early years education, primary and secondary education, initial teacher education, further and higher education, adult education and widening participation, and the philosophy of education.

    A Great Study Environment

    As a postgraduate research student, you will be registered in the University’s Graduate School and be based in the faculty or department that is most appropriate for your project. Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) students will normally be based in the Faculty of Education.

    The Faculty of Education has been at the forefront of teacher education for 135 years and today enjoys the enviable position of being one of the country’s leading providers of education, training and research for the children’s workforce.

    Housed in a state-of-the-art £9m building, the Faculty of Education’s facilities include a 300-seat lecture theatre, five well-equipped ICT suites, and 18 teaching rooms complete with the latest technology.

    The faculty has a strong commitment to practice-based learning and has developed partnerships with over 2,000 schools and colleges, local authorities and professional associations.

    Career Prospects

    What are my career prospects?

    This programme will enhance your personal and professional development. The methodological expertise and contribution to advancing knowledge within your field will lead to significantly increased knowledge and understanding about aspects of your practice.

    You will be well placed to seek promotion to a variety of different roles, including academic posts and management positions, within your area of professional expertise.

    64871| University of Central Lancashire| Creative Arts - Creative Practice - DProf|

    The Professional Doctorate in Creative Arts (Creative Practice) will ultimately help you progress your career and creative goals. This programme has practice at the forefront of the research through testing defined methodologies, developing your own personal and professional curiosity in a specific area of academic interest.

    This course is offered with start dates in March, June, September and December.

    You’ll study a major creative practice project and make a contribution to new and original knowledge in your chosen field; in a supportive framework within a supervisory team, who will help you develop your research topic and keep you on track. 

    Why study with us

    • Programme routes include Creative Practice, Arts-Health, Music Industry Management and Promotion and Music
    • Conceptualise and realise a diagnostic pilot arts project that is suitable for further development within a professional doctorate.
    • You’ll successfully realise a major creative project alongside its documentation, analysis and critical evaluation.

    What you'll do

    • Demonstrate mastery of creative skills and evidence the development of new and original applications and/or connections.
    • You’ll enhance complex conceptual, contextual, theoretical, and philosophical understanding.
    • Identify and evaluate criteria relevant to the formulation of a rigorous research presentation.

    Learning and assessment

    In the Professional Doctorate emphasis is progressively placed upon student-led independent studies conducted as practitioner research. You are also supported in your independent learning by the provision of in-person one-to-one (1:1) tutorials, group tutorials, supervisory meetings, virtual and email tutorials and/or telephone tutorials. Essential facilitation for independent studies is given at taught sessions wherein teaching and learning methods are tailored to the modular contents.

    At Level 7 specific research methods are introduced and developed according to the specific intention of each individual student. Planning and management of projects are tested according to the direction of the research. Developments in practice are scaled to suit the wider goals for Level 8, but also be in keeping with expectations for master’s level study.

    At Level 8 the research focus is articulated towards approval by a Research Degree board. Pilots projects are tested through rigorous planning and techniques are explored through practice, context and reflective evaluation. During this aspect of your course, you will be designated a Director of Studies (DoS) who will oversee all aspects of your study.

    You’ll be prepared for the Doctorate Arts Practice whereby you fully realise a practice-based doctorate arts project that makes a significant contribution to original knowledge. Leading through to the Viva Voce where you will be able to defend your specific contribution to original knowledge.

    64773| Queen Mary University of London| DClinDent Minimally Invasive Dentistry*|

    If you’re a dentist who has a special interest in minimally invasive dentistry or want to become a clinical academic, this course is for you. The Professional Doctorate in Minimally Invasive Dentistry provides you with an integrated three-year training programme, so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your clinical training.

    • Combines academic study, research, clinical and laboratory practice to give you a completely rounded training
    • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
    • Gain sought-after skills by studying the first Minimally Invasive Dentistry DClinDent in the UK
    • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)

    What you'll study

    Minimally Invasive Dentistry (MID) is a concept of patient care that deals with the causes of dental disease and not just the symptoms. The concept is based on all the factors that affect the onset and progression of disease and therefore integrates prevention, control and treatment. The field of MID is wide, including the detection of diseases as early as possible, the identification of risk factors (risk assessment) and the implementation of preventive strategies and health education for the patient.

    This DClinDent programme is unique in the UK and will expand your knowledge and skills in minimally invasive dentistry and provide an execellent preparation for your career and enhance your dental practice. The programme of study will be in line with the General Dental Council curriculum for Clinical Dentistry including selected components of Restorative Dentistry, Endodontics, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

    The programme addresses some of the leading global problems facing dentistry, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and other future emerging infectious disease threats and antimicrobial resistance. In addition, increasing average life expectancy means that dentists will need to treat more patients with complicated medical histories.

    You’ll be prepared for the continued challenges of COVID-19 and any future infectious disease threat. Most dental procedures are classified as aerosol generating procedures with potential risk of transmitting infection to dental professionals and patients. This has led to a global realisation of the importance of training future MID specialists and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to enable them to provide evidence based advice and develop holistic personalised approach to patient care.

    You’ll take a programme of seminars, lectures and tutorials, starting with an introductory course on the fundamentals of minimally invasive dentistry and its related disciplines before going on to review the clinical and scientific scope of the subject and determine its evidence base.

    You’ll then enter supervised clinical practice with teaching on the diagnosis and management of selected dental diseases using minimally invasive strategies.

    You’ll also complete a research project, where you’ll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem in minimally invasive dentistry. This project will then form the basis of your dissertation. Over the duration of the programme, you’ll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level and develop sophisticated critical appraisal skills in relation to published literature.

    In addition to your studies, you’ll also have a chance to interact with external specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and Queen Mary as a whole.

    The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

    Structure

    • Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)

    • Three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modules

    Teaching

    You'll be taught through a combination of expert seminars, supervised clinical and laboratory sessions, one-to-one tutorials, self-directed learning, case presentations and reading. You'll also be taught relevant laboratory methodology.

    Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on, formal study sessions, reading, producing written work, completing projects and revising for examinations.

    The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments.

    You will be assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

    This professional doctorate programme includes weekly teaching and clinical contact hours in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research. Please contact the course convenor for information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.

    Where you'll learn

    Facilities

    New postgraduate study and research facilities are available in the state of the art Blizard building, as well as the Institute of Dentistry, and include:

    • 11 dedicated seminar rooms and a student learning centre

    • 92 production laboratory spaces

    • Digital imaging and two cutting-edge cone beam CT machines

    • A PC in every operatory with ‘slave screen’ on chair for viewing images and discussing results with patient

    • Modern facial-scanning equipment

    • Facilities and services for 72 ‘phantom’ heads

    Watch our video to see more of our facilities.

    Campus

    Your postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in Whitechapel, in east London.

    Not only are we in one of the capital’s most vibrant areas to live and work but we also serve a diverse local community, with 92 different languages spoken by the borough’s 300,000 residents. You will develop your clinical skills and knowledge while caring for this community. Moreover, the Institute offers you many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a global and international context.

    *This programme is subject to approval

    64772| Queen Mary University of London| DClinDent Clinical Oral Microbiology*|

    If you’re a dentist who has a special interest in clinical oral microbiology or want to become a clinical academic, this course is for you. The Professional Doctorate in Clinical Oral Microbiology provides you with an integrated three-year training programme, so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your clinical training.

    • Combines academic study, research, clinical and laboratory practice to give you a completely rounded training
    • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
    • Gain sought-after skills by studying the first Clinical Oral Microbiology DClinDent in the UK
    • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)

    What you'll study

    Clinical Oral Microbiology is concerned with the diagnosis and management of oral infections. The interface of oral and systemic infection, effect of immune system efficacy on the susceptibility to infection, and antimicrobial stewardship are all parts of the clinical oral microbiology specialty.

    This DClinDent programme is unique in the UK and will expand your knowledge and skills in clinical oral microbiology and provide an excellent preparation for your career as a clinical academic in this field. The programme of study will be in line with the General Dental Council curriculum for Clinical Oral Microbiology.

    The programme addresses some of the leading global problems facing dentistry, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and other future emerging infectious disease threats and antimicrobial resistance. In addition, increasing average life expectancy means that dentists will need to treat more patients with complicated medical histories including head and neck, and systemic infections.

    You’ll take a programme of seminars, lectures and tutorials, starting with an introductory course on the fundamentals of clinical oral microbiology and its related disciplines before going on to review the clinical and scientific scope of the subject and determine its evidence base.

    You’ll then enter supervised clinical and laboratory practice with teaching on the diagnosis and management of selected oral and systemic infection cases. Antimicrobial stewardship, and infection prevention and control training will form a significant part of this component.

    You’ll also complete a research project, where you’ll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem in clinical oral microbiology. This project will then form the basis of your dissertation. Over the duration of the programme, you’ll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level and develop sophisticated critical appraisal skills in relation to published literature.

    In addition to your studies, you’ll also have a chance to interact with external specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and Queen Mary as a whole.

    The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

    Structure

    • Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)

    • Three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modules

    Teaching

    You'll be taught through a combination of expert seminars, supervised clinical and laboratory sessions, one-to-one tutorials, self-directed learning, case presentations and reading. You'll also be taught relevant laboratory methodology.

    Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on, formal study sessions, reading, producing written work, completing projects and revising for examinations.

    The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments.

    You will be assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary. This professional doctorate programme includes weekly teaching and clinical contact hours in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research. Please contact the course convenor for information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.

    Where you'll learn

    Facilities

    New postgraduate study and research facilities are available in the state of the art Blizard building, as well as the Institute of Dentistry, and include:

    • 11 dedicated seminar rooms and a student learning centre

    • 92 production laboratory spaces

    • Digital imaging and two cutting-edge cone beam CT machines

    • A PC in every operatory with ‘slave screen’ on chair for viewing images and discussing results with patient

    • Modern facial-scanning equipment

    • Facilities and services for 72 ‘phantom’ heads

    Watch our video to see more of our facilities.

    Campus

    Your postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in Whitechapel, in east London.

    Not only are we in one of the capital’s most vibrant areas to live and work but we also serve a diverse local community, with 92 different languages spoken by the borough’s 300,000 residents. You will develop your clinical skills and knowledge while caring for this community. Moreover, the Institute offers you many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a global and international context.

    Dentist showing image to student and patient

    About the Institute

    Institute of Dentistry

    If you study with us, you will join a dynamic, successful school with a first-class reputation: the Institute is ranked 11th in the World for dentistry in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, and joint first for our research impact (REF 2014).

    The Institute of Dentistry is a special place to undertake your postgraduate studies. We bring together a number of world-leading researchers in basic and clinical sciences who supervise research students in the fields of oral medicine, oral pathology, oral microbiology, oral epidemiology, oncology, dental biomaterials, dental biophysics, dental public health, dental education, periodontology, orthodontics, paediatric, prosthetic and conservative dentistry.

    The Institute is based in Whitechapel and offers cutting-edge technology, a superb education and first-class research facilities.

    The Institute of Dentistry is part of Queen Mary’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Queen Mary is part of the University of London and a member of the Russell Group.

    *This programme is subject to approval

    64446| University of Portsmouth| Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care|

    Overview

    The University of Portsmouth was one of the first institutions to respond to the rapid changes within health and social care by offering a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care Disciplines programme. This programme started in October 2000, and has been highly successful in its delivery to these professionals.

    The Professional Doctorate is an alternative pathway to a doctorate qualification. It is a rigorous programme of advanced study and research, designed specifically to meet the needs of commerce, industry and professional groups and is the professionally oriented counterpart to the more theoretical PhD. It enables students to study a specific subject to the same depth as PhD students, but also allows them to apply learning to their professional practice.

    This course is recognised internationally as a qualification granted to those who have reached the highest level of professional and academic achievement in their field of endeavour.

    What you'll experience

    We offer the following health and social care programmes at doctorate level:

    These routes are taught together. This enables students in each cohort to benefit from the experience of others and provides a unique inter-professional learning environment.

    Benefits of a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

    The Professional Doctorate is open to a wide range of health and social care professionals, who have an active interest in practice-based research and professional practice issues, wish to attain the highest level of professional and academic achievement and develop their career within the health and social care arena.

    Relevance and application of the research to the professional environment will be a pivotal feature of the programme and reflection on practice will be integral to the learning process.

    The programme aims to enhance personal development planning for continuing professional development and encourage an advanced level of critical, analytical, debating and publishing skills, plus knowledge of the range of different research methods encountered in professional practice.

    Within the National Health Service (NHS) a Professional Doctorate is now being seen as an essential academic qualification for attaining higher level posts within the NHS Agenda for Change career framework.

    Structure and teaching

    This is a part-time course, which has been specifically designed so that it can be available to health and social care professionals from all over the world, to fit with the demands of full-time employment. The course structure is only offered in a part-time mode and is divided into two parts.

    Attendance for Part 1 will be in six study blocks of three days duration spread over two academic years. Typically, students will be required to attend the University for up to 18 days for the whole of Part 1. Attendance for Part 2 will only be required for tutorials, seminars and oral presentations.

    Part 1

    This is the 'taught' component of the programme, which will equip students with the skills that they will need in preparation for Part 2. Part 1 consists of four units:

    • Professional Review and Development
    • Advanced Research Techniques
    • Publication and Dissemination
    • Proposal for Professional Research and Development

    Part 2

    This is the research and professional development component and comprises one or two pieces of practice-based research, linked with a commentary demonstrating the relevance of the research to both practice and the practitioner. The nature of this study may include pure basic research or applied research related, for example, to a management or educational setting. This should normally take between 24 and 48 months to complete.

    Assessment will be by a thesis, an oral presentation and a viva voce examination.

    The University offers Accreditation for Prior Learning (APL), for applicants with previous learning experience and other academic achievement which could be taken into account for some of the units of study. Claims will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    We use the best and most current research and professional practice, alongside feedback from our students, to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

    Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.

    64291| Hebrew University of Jerusalem| Master of Arts/PhD - The Bogen International Graduate Program in Economics|

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    The Bogen International Graduate Program in Economics is a highly selective program that provides high-level training in Economics for students considering a research career in academia or outside of it. 

    The program is comprised of two years course study and three additional years of Ph.D. research.  

    Admission Requirements

    Admission is based on the undergraduate (and if applicable graduate) transcript, letters of recommendation, and GRE and Toefl scores, as detailed below.

    The minimum requirements for being considered for the program:

    • An undergraduate degree in economics from Israel or abroad, with a final grade equivalent to at least 88 at the Hebrew University standards.
    • An average grade of at least 88 in intermediate micro, macro, and econometrics.
    • Completed courses in Linear Algebra and Advanced Mathematics for Economists or comparable courses with an average grade of at least 80. 

    Candidates who did not graduate from the Hebrew University must provide:

    • Syllabi of required courses
    • Official information detailing the rank of the student’s average grade in the institution in which he or she studied (or on the institution’s grade distribution)
    • Two letters of recommendation

    Students from overseas must provide in addition:

    • GRE results
    • TOEFL results (students from non-English-speaking countries only)

    Scholarships

    A limited number of scholarships are available, which will allow students to dedicate all of their time to their studies and to research. These will be awarded according to academic performance and research progress. In addition, competitive funds are available for travel to conferences and short term visits at leading universities abroad.

    63937| Grenoble Ecole de Management| Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA)|

    Grenoble Ecole de Management offers a unique Executive Doctorate of Business Administration degree in both France and the USA.

    The degree is delivered by GEM and the workshops take place primarily Online for the convenience of busy executives, at our partner campus in Los Angeles, California, or at our campuses in Paris and Grenoble, France

    Why the GEM DBA?

    • Oldest program in Europe with nearly 30 years of experience
    • Strong global network of over 500 alumni
    • Degree from top-ranked, triple-accredited business school
    • One of only 10 DBA programs in the world to be accredited by AMBA
    • Member of EDBAC (Executive DBA Council)
    • Accompanied by International Subject Matter Experts. Faculty strongly engaged in producing world-class research
    • Online, flexible format – adapted to busy executives

    Overview

    The DBA program at Grenoble Ecole de Management is the oldest DBA in Europe. It offers senior managers, independent consultants, and academics the opportunity to leverage their careers and/or to make a transition into academia. The DBA is a program for those seeking to link corporate experience to rigorous and relevant research. It connects the business and research communities to enact change and foster progress through original and publishable research work.

    As a triple-accredited business school (AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS), Grenoble Ecole de Management has designed a program that fits executives’ needs with the highest quality standards: we see the DBA program as a true research-based degree. From Day 1, participants start working on their research, and the program is designed to ensure that students carry out long-term research projects that are highly relevant to management practice and are based on up-to-date scientific knowledge.

    The content of the workshops focuses on the development of research methods. All applicants have managerial expertise and a Master’s/MBA degree; therefore, the courses do not repeat the content of MBA studies. Our DBA approach leads to intellectual contributions, as demonstrated by our students’ and graduates’ outstanding publication records.

    Locations

    The Grenoble DBA is delivered Online and based in France or the USA:

    ·        DBA France: Paris & Grenoble

    ·        DBA USA: Los Angeles

    Regardless of the location, the content is the same and participants who successfully complete the program are awarded a Grenoble Ecole de Management DBA degree.

    Why Choose a DBA Program?

    DBA Impact:

    Our DBA students’ research influences managerial and organizational milieus at the highest level. Each student’s thesis includes a chapter dedicated to the managerial implications of their doctoral research and offers relevant recommendations for organizations to overcome key challenges.

    DBA students and graduates are encouraged to share their results and findings with the widest possible audience in order to inform and engage with their peers, organizations, and communities.

    With a strong focus on dissemination to business and academic audiences, the combination of relevance and rigor in our DBA research supports our reputation in the management of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    The GEM DBA enables students to:

    • Understand state-of-the-art research in their fields of study;
    • Acquire the necessary understanding and expertise in methods and techniques for research design, data collection, and data analysis;
    • Conduct, write, and disseminate high -quality-doctoral-level research;
    • Achieve a greater level of effectiveness as a professional practitioner in managing technology, innovation, and change; and
    • Gain legitimacy as researchers and faculty members in both academic and non-academic environments

    Your DBA Supervisor

    Each DBA candidate is assigned a research-active professor from Grenoble Ecole de Management or a partner institution. Our Faculty provides a wide range of expertise and an international reputation in research on business innovation, technology management and the organizational dimensions of technological change. The supervisor helps the student define and carry out a DBA research project until his or her final thesis defense.

    Faculty who supervise doctoral students at GEM have the opportunity to work with candidates who have met our demanding selection criteria. These students are often given privileged access to top-tier research in the fields of business and organizations, which provides them exciting opportunities for high-impact, novel research and joint publications.

    Employability

    Careers

    500 + graduates / 1500+ intellectual contributions/ 25+ years doctoral experience/ GEM: DBA European pioneer

    Companies

    The DBA program at GEM offers senior managers, independent consultants, and senior academics the opportunity to leverage their careers and/or to make a transition into the highest levels of academia. The DBA is a degree for those seeking to link corporate experience to rigorous and relevant research.

    The DBA acts as a lever for rewarding careers. For students and graduates, there is an opportunity to launch or reinforce careers. Our DBA graduates hold full-time and part-time faculty positions in accredited schools and share their experiences through pedagogy and research.

    Those working in commercial or public organizations benefit from new legitimacy as recognized experts in their fields.

    Program Structure

    The Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program is divided into two stages:

    Stage I: Training in Doctoral Reseach in Management Sciences

    Philosophy, Methods and Tools (18 to 24 months, part-time study)

    Stage II: Thesis

    (18 to 24 months, part-time study)

    63913| University of Edinburgh| Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS|

    The Doctor of Dental Surgery is a research based qualification that can be taken either full time or part time.

    The programme is aimed at those in the dental profession who wish to develop high level research skills by pursuing original research in the field of study, relating particular research to the general body of knowledge in the field, and presenting the results of the researches in a critical and scholarly way.

    Edinburgh Dental Institute (EDI) works in partnership with two major organisations to deliver high quality education, research and patient care.

    The activities of EDI are as a result of strong cooperation and collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, NHS Education for Scotland and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

    Training and support

    Our welcoming and friendly environment offers great opportunities for high quality education and research.

    Our transferable skills programme delivers generic training in presentation, project management and writing skills.

    Facilities

    The EDI was established in 1999 to develop education opportunities for dental postgraduates and the dental team.

    We have excellent facilities and are situated centrally within the historic and vibrant capital of Scotland.

    We are located in Lauriston Place in central Edinburgh and occupy the top three floors of the Lauriston Building, a dedicated out-patient centre for dentistry and a number of other medical disciplines.

    63731| University of Wolverhampton| Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology|

    Professional doctorates are structured doctoral programmes with taught elements that address aspects of theory, practice and research. They are equivalent in time, intellectual demand and academic outcomes to those of a traditional PhD.

    Professional Doctorate students make a contribution to both theory and practice in their field, and develop professional practice by making a contribution to (professional) knowledge primarily through advanced supervised research written up as a thesis.

    Professional Doctorate courses:

    • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
    • Professional Doctorate in Health & Wellbeing 
    • Professional Doctorate In Educational Enquiry (EdD)

    The Professional Doctorate courses are currently in the process of revalidation and are closed for entry however if you are interested in applying for 2021/22 admission please email [email protected] with your course preference and contact details (email and telephone number) and we will send you an email notification once the links are open for you to apply. Thank you for your patience.

    Life as a research student

    You’ll have all of the benefits of being part of the University of Wolverhampton. You’ll have the option to stay in our student accommodation, you can join all of the Students Union sports clubs and societies and you’ll have access to the same student services. As well as this, you will be part of the Doctoral College, and be able to take advantage of our excellent Research Skills Development Programme.

    Studying for a research degree is an intensive and demanding commitment; that is why, across the university, considerable practical and academic support is offered to all research students. During your studies you will be supported by a supervisory team who will guide you in the development of your project. They will offer advice and encouragement at every stage, helping you to develop increasing independence as you gain knowledge of your field. 

    Don't take our word for it, meet some of our current research students and see what they have to say about studying at Wolverhampton.

    63730| University of Wolverhampton| Professional Doctorate in Health & Wellbeing|

    Professional doctorates are structured doctoral programmes with taught elements that address aspects of theory, practice and research. They are equivalent in time, intellectual demand and academic outcomes to those of a traditional PhD.

    Professional Doctorate students make a contribution to both theory and practice in their field, and develop professional practice by making a contribution to (professional) knowledge primarily through advanced supervised research written up as a thesis.

    Professional Doctorate courses:

    • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
    • Professional Doctorate in Health & Wellbeing 
    • Professional Doctorate In Educational Enquiry (EdD)

    The Professional Doctorate courses are currently in the process of revalidation and are closed for entry however if you are interested in applying for 2021/22 admission please email [email protected] with your course preference and contact details (email and telephone number) and we will send you an email notification once the links are open for you to apply. Thank you for your patience.

    Life as a research student

    You’ll have all of the benefits of being part of the University of Wolverhampton. You’ll have the option to stay in our student accommodation, you can join all of the Students Union sports clubs and societies and you’ll have access to the same student services. As well as this, you will be part of the Doctoral College, and be able to take advantage of our excellent Research Skills Development Programme.

    Studying for a research degree is an intensive and demanding commitment; that is why, across the university, considerable practical and academic support is offered to all research students. During your studies you will be supported by a supervisory team who will guide you in the development of your project. They will offer advice and encouragement at every stage, helping you to develop increasing independence as you gain knowledge of your field. 

    Don't take our word for it, meet some of our current research students and see what they have to say about studying at Wolverhampton.

    63540| York St John University| Professional Doctorate in Education|

    On this doctoral programme you will investigate issues that relate to you as an education professional. There will be a focus on areas that shape the context in which you're conducting your research.

    The learning style is informal and collegiate. There is a strong emphasis in the first two years on developing your writing. You will also focus on critically engaging with key ideas and developing a research project. The collegiality continues into stage two as you write your doctoral thesis. At this point there will be extended opportunities to share ideas and issues with fellow students and supervisors.

    An unusual feature of this doctorate is that the taught modules are shared with professionals from a variety of backgrounds. This allows us to quickly identify the common issues faced by professionals embarking on doctoral-level research. You will see how broad theoretical ideas can be fruitfully applied to specific contexts, and how to apply concepts and ideas to the questions you'd like to explore.

    To be admitted to stage two you will need to pass all four modules in stage one. You will also need to successfully pitch your thesis proposal at a transfer panel. Stage two can last between two and four years. During this time you'll keep in touch with us at the May teaching session and individually with your supervisors at other times. Supervisory meetings may be in person or online.

    Course structure

    • Identifying and articulating issues in professional practice (45 credits)
    • Contextualising issues in professional practice (45 credits)
    • Researching issues in professional practice (45 credits)
    • Influencing and impacting on issues in professional practice (45 credits)
    • Doctoral thesis (360 credits)

    Teaching and assessment

    Most sessions consist of seminar-style dialogue and debate. You'll be expected to read the set material in advance and staff will work with you to engage with the ideas and discourses that best suit your interests and needs.

    We consider that as a doctoral student, you will learn best through practical application. This will include producing drafts that help you to form your writing style and distinctive researcher voice.

    In the first year you will have fixed points at which you need to submit drafts of your two 8000-word essays. You will then receive detailed feedback from your course leaders and supervisors. The following year, and the thesis stage, will follow a similar pattern.

    Essays are marked on a pass/fail basis. However, we do indicate the overall standard so that you can gauge the level of writing required for good doctoral work.

    All four modules must be passed for you to be accepted on to stage two.

    The thesis is treated as per a PhD thesis, and will be assessed by the same processes by both internal and external examiners.

    63374| Anglia Ruskin University ARU| DProf - Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care|

    This programme is for health or social care practitioners with postgraduate qualifications who want to research a policy or practice issue that’s relevant to their area of work and use the findings to influence the way things are done.

    The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (DProfHSC) provides an opportunity to plan and undertake doctoral research with the aim of developing an area of professional practice and make an original contribution to existing knowledge.

    The DProfHSC is undertaken in two stages. In Stage 1 you will undertake four 30 credit Level 7 modules, including:

    • Advanced Professional Practice
    • Critically Reviewing the Evidence
    • Advanced Research Approaches
    • Advanced Research Methods

    During the structured first stage of the programme, you’ll develop your research ideas with the help of an academic advisor. Study days, workshops and online resources provide research training and orientation leading to the submission of a research proposal.

    With your proposal formally approved, you’ll then progress to the supervised research stage of your higher-level degree, developing your thesis with support from your supervisors. In stage 2, you must achieve your Confirmation of Registration and your progress will be appraised at Annual Reviews.  

    Throughout both stages of the programme you are supported by advisers and supervisors who have broad areas of interest in the field of health and social care, along with a range of methodological expertise.

    You will also actively engage with the Faculty's and the University's research training and activities, including conferences, seminar programmes, invited speakers and much more. The programme concludes in the submission of your final thesis and a ‘viva voce’ examination to defend it.

    Supervision and support

    We can support and supervise doctoral students in most areas of health and social care. Please contact us to discuss this further.

    Your faculty

    The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

    We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

    We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

    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.

    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. 

    62777| University of Central Lancashire| Criminal Justice - DProf|

    The Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice provides an alternative award for the traditional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The D.Prof is a unique programme designed for professionals working in the Criminal Justice sector who are interested in furthering their development as expert practitioners.

    You’ll develop a critical awareness of topics at the forefront of criminal justice and the contexts and theories that influence practice in these areas.

    This bespoke qualification can be tailored to professional requirements, increasing the potential for personal development and career progression.

    The course has two points of entry - Stage One involves undertaking an MSc in Criminal Justice.

    Stage Two involves undertaking the Professional Doctorate Thesis, and a level 8 module.

    The course is either 4 years full time (1 year MSc + 3 years Professional Doctorate Thesis) or 8 years part time (2 years MSc + 6 years Professional Doctorate Thesis). If students are admitted directly at Stage 2 this will be reduced to 3 years full time or 6 years part time.

    Why study with us

    • Online resources provide the flexibility to study when and where it suits you, within a guided and structured framework.
    • The course is taught by lecturers with frontline experience in criminal justice organisations and those who are research active in this area.

    What you'll do

    • You’ll benefit from established professional links with Lancashire Constabulary and other law enforcement agencies, regionally, nationally and internationally.
    • The Professional Doctorate course is delivered by a diverse range of experienced research/practitioner active staff from within the School.
    • You’ll develop a professional approach to research practice in criminal justice by analysing and critiquing the philosophical dimensions of research methodology and the use of current research techniques.

    Learning and assessment

    As this course is exclusively online, the programme will make extensive use of Blackboard (eLearn), which promotes access to a variety of resources and materials designed to meet the learning needs of distance learning students.

    Extensive resources are available to support your studies (ie SPSS) provided by the University’s Library and IT staff. You’ll have access to a huge range of electronic resources including e-journals and databases, eBooks, images and texts.

    The Professional Doctorate course is delivered by a diverse range of experienced research/practitioner active staff from within the School. You can access information (eg about staff research interest and publications) via online staff profiles (available through the appropriate School web pages). In addition, specialist staff such as those from the University Learning Information Service’s may contribute to modules, where their particular expertise will enhance your learning experience.

    Further information

    The Professional Doctorate is designed to augment students in developing their careers through the following routes:

    • To develop a career as an independent researcher
    • To undertake research projects in a particular research setting that you may work in already (or propose to work in), or be associated to in some capacity
    • To engage with other professionals in various criminal justice fields
    • To enhance your career prospects as a researching professional with the ability to contribute to new practice through the generation of original knowledge
    • To enter into a career within academia.
    62664| Bournemouth University| PhD - Faculty of Science & Technology|

    From Archaeology & Anthropology to Environmental & Biological Sciences, Technology, Security, Design & Engineering, or Psychology, research within the Faculty of Science & Technology is world-leading.

    The faculty also hosts four interdisciplinary research centres and one research institute: Ageing and Dementia Research CentreInterdisciplinary Neuroscience Research CentreCentre for Ecology, Environment and Sustainability and Institute for Studies in Landscape and Human Evolution.

    Our close links to many local and national heritage sites and projects also make this an excellent place to undertake archaeological and anthropological research, and we support research in these fields that has an impact on modern forensic investigation. You could make a difference in the world of technology and have an impact on saving lives or rehabilitation, or work with our psychologists to improve every day life.

    We work closely with colleagues from other faculties and specialisms across the university to deliver impactful and exciting research across a multitude of disciplines.

    62613| University of Limerick| Human Performance and Innovation - Professional Doctorate|

    The Professional Doctorate (PD) in Human Performance (4-year part-time, Level 10 NFQ, 270 ECTS) and Innovation provides an opportunity for professionals in human behaviour and performance (e.g. sport, high level performance, physical activity behaviour and promotion related to health and education sectors) to engage in an advanced degree characterised by a systematic and multi-disciplinary implementation and evaluation of targeted and necessary innovations. The programme is delivered exclusively through e-learning modalities.

    The premise of the PD in Human Performance and Innovation recognises that mature practitioners, embedded in professional environments, already have substantial domain-specific knowledge, expertise and experiences. The programme of study is customised to the learning and development needs of the doctoral candidate. The PD route thus offers practitioners a personally tailored programme of study designed to drive, implement and evaluate beneficial innovations within their realm of expertise and serve their future career ambitions.

    Overview

    • The aim of the Professional Doctorate in Human performance and innovation is to provide experienced practitioners with enhanced skills and knowledge to enabling them to envision, evolve, theoretically substantiate and rigorously evaluate, novel innovations beneficial to their specific domains of expertise. Upon successful completion of the programme students will be able to:                           
    • Appraise existing knowledge and practice and apply translational research methodologies to create innovative solutions to industry practice and challenges within their professional domain.
    • Evaluate current industry practice and propose, develop and implement alternative and more effective approaches.
    • Combine multi-disciplinary knowledge and abilities of self and others to resolve complex “real world” challenges in order to innovate and transform professional practice.
    • Innovatively apply new developments and initiatives applicable to their professional practice and industry domain whilst increasing ability to draw upon practices and innovations from other knowledge fields and sectors.
    • Adopt creative dissemination strategies to effectively communicate their innovation findings to a wide range of audiences within their professional field.
    • Integrate management and applied practice skills, such as leadership, planning, change management and multi-disciplinary approaches necessary to resolve current complex issues and develop new innovations necessary to implement positive change in their field of professional practice.
    • Determine applications of their research for individuals, circumstances and organisations both within and outside their professional field.
    • Determine and develop future goals and areas of development within their own professional and industry practice.
    • Work independently and collaborate effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team involving a variety of professional colleagues and partners.
    • Demonstrate creativity in problem solving and identifying innovative cutting edge solutions to complex challenges within their domain and pushing the boundaries of professional practice.
    • Conceptualise the research process and how it is applied and translated to professional practice.
    • Apply ethical principles to conducting research within their professional domain.
    • Devise based on effective self-reflection skills an ongoing personal and professional development plan identifying strengths and areas in need of further development.
    • Enhance their professional practice through systematic enquiry and development and demonstrate the relevance of their learning to their own professional context.

    Programme Content

    The programme involves both a taught (72 ECTS) and a professional innovation/research component (198 ECTS). The programme is delivered exclusively through e-learning modalities such as online lectures, discussion boards, webinars and linked questions and answers forums and one to one online supervision tutorials and discussion. The learning experience is primarily self-directed which is supported by digital/online interaction with the doctoral supervisors of the candidate. The scheduling of online interactions will be flexible and agreed between doctoral candidate and supervisor/tutor. The primary assessment modes will be written and oral presentation and defence, critical written review of extant literature and engagement with knowledge translation and dissemination activities.

    Relevant and recent developments and research findings will at all stages be incorporated into the candidate learning experience. This will occur by default via the engagement with and critical evaluation of the extant literature. In addition, the relevant professional contexts, practices and experiences of the candidate and others who work in similar, related and different professional contexts will be integrated into the candidate learning experience. The engagement of a 2nd internal/external supervisor who has specialist knowledge in the innovation identified by the candidate will be targeted.    

    Final Thesis Submission – The submission of a thesis for examination and the successful conclusion of the examination (oral Viva Voce) is a requirement for the award of the Professional Doctorate degree. The thesis will not exceed 70,000 words. The format may vary and may include publications achieved, manuscripts submitted for publication, reports, resource packs, presentation related to innovations within professional practice etc.

    62612| University of Limerick| Healthcare Practice - Professional Doctorate|

    The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will facilitate students to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research and practice based inquiry relevant to their own area of practice. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government and non-profit (voluntary) organisations.

    Overview

    The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will facilitate students to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research and practice based inquiry relevant to their own area of practice. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government and non-profit (voluntary) organisations. The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will highlight specialist and transferable research skills within a programme consisting of taught modules and research thesis conducted over three years (full-time) or five years (part-time).

    The programme was developed and designed in conjunction with health service partners.

    Details

    • Level 10 Doctoral Programme
    • Full-time (3 years) 
    • One intake per year (September)
    • Open to all Health Care Professionals (Inter-professional)

    Advantages of Studying at the University of Limerick

    • Blended Learning approach to support student learning
    • Variety of assessment strategies to suit adult learners
    • Excellent library facilities
    • Dedicated student supports (Writing Centre, Student Advisory System, Blended Learning)

    The programme is delivered through blended learning which involves a combination of online and single on-campus workshop days. The workshop days are scheduled in the first two years across the semesters as follows:

    Semester 1 (Autumn Year 1) = 7 days 

    Semester 2 (Spring Year 1) = 4 days

    Semester 4 (Autumn Year 2) = 4 days 

    Exact days and dates will depend on the college calendar.

    Additional tutorial and research supervision days will be arranged throughout the three year programme with individual supervisory teams.

    See website for module information.

    Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.

    62200| Queen Mary University of London| Dclindent Oral Surgery|

    If you’re a qualified dentist who wishes to pursue a career in Oral Surgery, this Programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate in Oral Surgery provides you with an integrated three-year training programme, so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your clinical training.

    • Combines academic study, research and clinical training to give you a completely rounded training
    • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
    • Strong emphasis on close chair-side support throughout the programme
    • Study at one of UK’s top-rated dental schools and one of top 11 in the World. We’re joint first for research impact according to last REF (2014)

    What you'll study

    This new programme is for qualified dentists who wish to further their knowledge and clinical skills in the field of Oral Surgery. Oral surgery is defined by the UK General Dental Council as ‘The treatment and ongoing management of irregularities and pathology of the jaw and mouth that require surgical intervention.’

    Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the subject and will develop their diagnostic and surgical skills in this dental specialism. This degree integrates clinical competency progression with doctoral level research. Clinical training is based on the competencies described in the Specialty Training Curriculum for Oral Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Details of the latter can be found on this link: https://www.gdc-uk.org/docs/default-source/specialist-lists/oral-surgery-curriculum-february-2014.pdf?sfvrsn=fe3f4ccc_2

    Students will receive clinical training, formal teaching and undertake doctoral level research. Teaching and training is provided by experienced clinical and academic staff who have a proven track record in training specialty registrars in Oral Surgery. Students will carry out treatment on patients under local anaesthetic, with and without sedation and will also attend general anaesthetic operating theatres. The diverse patient population of East London provide ample opportunities for acquiring clinical knowledge and surgical skills.

    You’ll take a programme of seminars, lectures and tutorials, starting with an introductory course on the fundamentals of oral surgery and its related disciplines before going on to review the clinical and scientific basis of the subject and its evidence base.

    You’ll then enter supervised clinical practice, conducting treatment planning and clinical procedures, including a number of complex surgical treatments.

    You’ll also complete a research project, where you’ll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem related to Oral Surgery. This project will then form the basis of your dissertation. Throughout the duration of the programme, you’ll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level and develop sophisticated critical appraisal skills in relation to published literature.

    In addition to your studies, you’ll also have a chance to interact with other specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and Queen Mary as a whole.

    The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

     

    Structure

    • Three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modules
    • Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)

    Assessment

    • Each module is assessed separately, including essays, written, clinical and viva voce examinations
    • You will also be assessed on case presentations and clinical, diagnostic and treatment planning
    • You will be assessed through your dissertation and research projects

    Dissertation

    The dissertation forms a major component of your degree. You’ll write a final report of up to 50,000 words on your research project.

     Teaching

    You'll be taught through a combination of expert seminars, supervised clinical sessions, one-to-one tutorials, self-directed learning, case presentations and reading. You'll also be taught relevant laboratory methodology.

    Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on, formal study sessions, reading, producing written work, completing projects and revising for examinations.

    The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments.

    You will be assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

    This professional doctorate programme includes weekly teaching and clinical contact hours in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research. Please contact the course convenor for information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.

    Where you'll learn

    Facilities

    New postgraduate study and research facilities are available in the state of the art Blizard building, as well as the Institute of Dentistry.

    The Institute of Dentistry facilities include:

    • 11 dedicated seminar rooms and a student learning centre
    • 92 production laboratory spaces
    • Digital imaging and two cutting-edge cone beam CT machines
    • A PC in every operatory with ‘slave screen’ on chair for viewing images and discussing results with patient
    • Modern facial-scanning equipment
    • Facilities and services for 72 ‘phantom’ heads

    Campus

    Your postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in Whitechapel, in east London.

    Not only are we in one of the capital’s most vibrant areas to live and work but we also serve a diverse local community, with 92 different languages spoken by the borough’s 300,000 residents. You will develop your clinical skills and knowledge while caring for this community. Moreover, the Institute offers you many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a global and international context.

    62175| University of East London| Educational and Child Psychology Prof Doc|

    This course provides full-time professional training leading towards registration with the Health and Caring Professions Council (HCPC) as an Educational Psychologist (this is a protected title). During the programme trainees will participate in university based teaching and learning, modular assessments, research culminating in a doctoral thesis and professional practice placements in Local Authorities and other settings relevant to educational psychologist work.

    This course will equip you to work as an Educational Psychologist in Local Authority children’s services, Educational Psychology teams, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), voluntary agencies or independently. We are driven by our determination to work towards social justice for vulnerable young people and their families and for children with special educational needs, and to advocate for their rightful place in society.

    The Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology programme at UEL aims:

    To ensure trainees:

    • develop the Standards of Proficiency required to work as safe and effective educational psychologists  
    • understand the implications of the HCPC’s standards of conduct, performance and ethics
    • develop autonomous practice and reflective thinking
    • develop appropriate research skills as a basis for evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence
    • respect the rights and needs of service users through a commitment to equal opportunities and the principles of beneficence, autonomy and social justice.
    • become competent and creative educational psychologists able to work effectively in educational and community settings

    WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

    The course involves campus-based learning and teaching, self-directed learning, research and placement in Educational Psychology Services (EPS) and other employment settings, where you will work under supervision.

    In your first year you will spend most of the first two terms on campus, completing modules in Professional Practice, Child Development, the Process of Psychological Assessment and Consultation and Intervention.

    While studying these modules you will also spend time developing skills with children and young people.

    In the third term you will undertake a module in Professional Practice in the Real World, during which you will have a block placement in an EPS setting. The sixth module is Research Design, which prepares you for your research thesis.

    In your second year you will take on a bursary-supported placement for three days of the week. During the autumn term you will complete a module at the university on research – in order to complete your research proposal on the placement.

    Throughout the year you will also take a module in Developing the Competent and Reflective Practitioner in Simple Systems and you will begin the research for your thesis.

    In the third year you will continue in your placement, as well as completing a module in Developing the Critical and Reflective practitioner in Complex Systems. You will complete your research and write up your thesis.

    YOUR FUTURE CAREER

    There is a national shortage of educational psychologists and graduates of our programme are in great demand. 

    Our programme is designed to give you the opportunity to:

    • Qualify as a practitioner educational psychologist with the HCPC
    • Become a creative applied psychological practitioner
    • Apply psychology to make a positive different to children, families, carers and schools
    • Apply best educational psychology practice, based on research evidence and professional experience (practice based evidence) 
    • Become a self-reflective practitioner and continue to develop personally and professionally through your career

    We are focused on community involvement and we train people to work for local authorities. Some will go on to work privately but the vast majority will end up being public servants. We want to train educational psychologists who can work effectively across diverse communities. We therefore actively seek applications from underrepresented groups.

    What every one of our graduates will take with them is a sense of our values – an awareness and understanding of diversity, a commitment to social justice, beneficence and promoting autonomy.

    Please note a trainee place is an exempted occupation for the purpose of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All "spent" and "unspent" convictions must be declared. Having a "spent" or "unspent" conviction may impede your application for the course. This will depend on the circumstance and background to your offence in relation to the university place that you are applying for. Evaluation of information is based on strict confidentiality and discretion.

    62132| Queen Mary University of London| DClinDent Endodontics|

    If you’re a qualified dentist who wishes to pursue a career in Endodontics at specialist level, then this Programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate in Endodontics is an integrated three-year full-time training programme so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your clinical training.

    • Combines academic study, research and clinical training to give you a completely rounded training
    • Taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
    • Strong emphasis on close chair-side support throughout the programme
    • Study at one of UK’s top-rated dental schools and one of top 11 in the World (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). We’re joint first for research impact according to last REF (2014)

    What you'll study

    This new Professional Doctorate programme is for qualified dentists who wish to further their knowledge and clinical skills in the field of Endodontics to specialist level. Endodontics is defined by the General Dental Council (UK) as ‘The cause, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue.’

    Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the subject and will develop their skills in this dental specialty. This degree integrates clinical competency progression with doctoral level research. The contents of the modules will reflect the Curriculum for Specialist Training in Endodontics of the General Dental Council (UK).

    Students will receive clinical training, formal teaching and undertake doctoral level research. Teaching and training is provided by experienced clinical and academic staff. The diverse patient population of east London provides ample opportunities for acquiring clinical knowledge and surgical skills.

    You’ll participate in a programme of seminars, lectures and tutorials, starting with an introductory course on the fundamentals of endodontics before going on to review the clinical and scientific basis of the subject and its evidence base.

    You’ll then enter supervised clinical, and as appropriate laboratory-based, training; conduct treatment planning and clinical procedures, including for complex cases.

    You’ll also complete a research project, where you’ll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem related to endodontics. This project will then form the basis of your dissertation. Throughout the duration of the programme, you’ll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level and develop critical appraisal skills in relation to the published literature.

    In addition to your studies, you’ll also have a chance to interact with other specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and other Queen Mary institutions.

    The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) UK.

    Structure

    • Three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modules
    • Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)

    Assessment

    • Each module is assessed separately, including essays, written, clinical and viva voce examinations
    • You will also be assessed on case presentations and clinical, diagnostic and treatment planning
    • You will be assessed through your dissertation and research projects

    Dissertation

    The dissertation forms a major component of your degree. You’ll write a final report of up to 50,000 words on your research project.

    Teaching

    You'll be taught through a combination of expert seminars, supervised clinical sessions, one-to-one tutorials, self-directed learning, case presentations and reading. You'll also be taught relevant laboratory methodology.

    Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on, formal study sessions, reading, producing written work, completing projects and revising for examinations.

    The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments.

    You will be assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

    This professional doctorate programme includes weekly teaching and clinical contact hours in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research. Please contact the course convenor for information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.

    Where you'll learn

    Facilities

    New postgraduate study and research facilities are available in the state of the art Blizard building, as well as the Institute of Dentistry.

    The Institute of Dentistry facilities include:

    • 11 dedicated seminar rooms and a student learning centre
    • 92 production laboratory spaces
    • Digital imaging and two cutting-edge cone beam CT machines
    • A PC in every operatory with ‘slave screen’ on chair for viewing images and discussing results with patient
    • Modern facial-scanning equipment
    • Facilities and services for 72 ‘phantom’ heads

    Watch our video to see more of our facilities.

    Moreover, our clinical facilities are complemented by Outreach Clinics including Barkantine, Sir Ludwig Guttman and Southend.

    Campus

    Your postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in Whitechapel, in east London.

    Not only are we in one of the capital’s most vibrant areas to live and work but we also serve a diverse local community, with 92 different languages spoken by the borough’s 300,000 residents. You will develop your clinical skills and knowledge while caring for this community. Moreover, the Institute offers you many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a global and international context.

    About the Institute

    If you study with us, you will join a dynamic, successful school with a first-class reputation: the Institute is ranked 11th in the World for dentistry in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, and joint first for our research impact (REF 2014).

    The Institute of Dentistry is a special place to undertake your postgraduate studies. We bring together a number of world-leading researchers in basic and clinical sciences who supervise research students in the fields of oral medicine, oral pathology, oral microbiology, oral epidemiology, oncology, dental biomaterials, dental biophysics, dental public health, dental education, periodontology, orthodontics, paediatric, prosthetic and conservative dentistry.

    The Institute is part of Queen Mary’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Queen Mary is part of the University of London and a member of the Russell Group.

    62092| Keele University| Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)|

    The programme has been specifically designed for professionals - practitioners, policy-makers, leaders and managers, academics and teachers - at all levels of education, from early childhood through further and higher education, to lifelong learning.

    The Doctorate in Education is a 4-8 year part-time course. In the first two years you would be required to attend the university for 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 thesis.

    The programme has been specifically designed for professionals - practitioners, policy-makers, leaders and managers, academics and teachers - at all levels of education, from early childhood through further and higher education, to lifelong learning.

     Specifically the EdD aims to:

    • 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.

    "Blow the dust off your brain, practice your theories and theorise your practices with this challenging, stimulating and thought provoking programme." Visit the testimonials tab to read more.

    The EdD has one entry point a year, in October.  

    The programme consists of five units with five associated formative assignments taught in mainly two-day Course Session events to support the development of your research plan and proposal (years 1 and 2), Regular e-supported learning between Course Sessions and a Research thesis (up to 60,000 words) in years 3 and 4.

    Course Content and Assessment

    The programme is assessed by four formative assignments, one summative assignment and a Research Thesis. These are attached to the following units:

    Module 1 EDU-40116: Introduction to theories and methods as a reflective practioner-researcher 

    Assignment: Self-Reflection and Personal Development Plan

    Module 2 EDU-40104: Critical theories and analytical perspectives in education 

    Assignment: Theoretical Perspectives on education policy and practice

    Module 3 EDU-40117: Research methods and evaluation 

    Assignment: A General Research Methods critique

    Module 4 EDU-40105: The pilot study     

    Assignment: a commentary and report on a pilot study that will inform the final research proposal for the thesis

    Module 5 EDU-50001: Preparing and presenting a thesis proposal 

    This is a summative assignment (5,000 words written and 1,000 words oral presentation)

    Years 3 and 4+: A Research Thesis 

    This will be between 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.

    Alternative exit point for the EdD

    Upon successful completion of the taught part of the EdD programme and a 15-20,000 word mini-thesis, students may be awarded an MRes (Education).

    62090| Keele University| Professional Doctorate in Social Work (DSW)|

    Professional doctorate programmes are increasingly the choice of professionals.

    They have similar demands to that of a PhD but are structured slightly differently. Divided into two stages, with the first stage devoted to professionally focused teaching with assessments. The second stage focuses on research with students managing a research project usually based on their professional practice.

    The programmes are designed to support experienced professionals, enabling committed professionals to study flexibly to achieve a doctorate.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES:

    1. Evaluate and reflect on the core skills that are required for effective communication at an interpersonal and organizational level.
    2. Critically assimilate the current political challenges in health and social care and the role that culture, power and politics plays when communicating with organizations in this context.
    3. Critically analyse and appraise the key elements of productive team working, including effective management of workforce conflicts, and how these can inform planned change processes.
    4. Identify and apply strategies for implementing a change process and for networking across boundaries to build relationships and share information, plans and resources.
    5. Critically reflect on the key characteristics and skills of an effective leader and how these can be used to implement change in the workplace.
    6. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the principles of research and evaluation.
    7. Critically evaluate the research evidence base to inform the development of practice based/professional research questions.
    8. Develop an appreciation and knowledge base of quantitative and qualitative paradigms, methodologies and methods and their application to practice based/professional research
    9. Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research methodologies and methods.
    10. Analyse and reflect on the knowledge of the research process and methodologies and how these relate to own proposed research, providing a rationale and justification for choices made.
    11. Compose and critically debate a justified rationale for the research philosophy underpinning the project.
    12. Discriminate between and justify different research methodologies and methods underpinning the research project.
    13. Select and critically discuss the relevant data analysis methods for the proposed project.
    14. Develop a research proposal for the pilot study that demonstrates the ability to critically and analytically conceptualize the design of the research project.
    15. Critically analyse and examine the principles of research ethics and governance.
    16. Conduct a pilot study that shows the ability to implement a project for the generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the forefront of individual disciplines.
    17. Develop or select appropriate research tools that will collect data to meet the aims and objectives of the research questions/hypotheses.
    18. Demonstrate the intellectual capacity to undertake independent and original doctoral level research.
    19. Synthesise the relevant literature in order to develop the research question(s) or hypothesis.
    20. Design and justify an appropriate framework for the proposed research project that effectively integrates empirical focus, context, theory and methodology.
    21. Confidently and concisely communicates an appropriate ethical strategy for answering the research questions or testing the hypotheses.
    22. Communicate ideas and arguments effectively orally and in writing in language that is appropriate to doctoral level study.
    23. Provide a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate achievement of competencies required for advanced practice as described in the competency frameworks relative to your professional practice. 
    24. Demonstrate that you have developed a comprehensive understanding and critical awareness of a chosen field of your professional practice, through research, enquiry and critical reflection, and created an interpreted new knowledge, principally through the production of a thesis, which is of suitable standard to satisfy the University Criteria on Doctoral work.

    COURSE CONTENT:

    Part 1-Years 1 and 2

    Part 1 is the taught element where you will achieve the key learning outcomes/competencies required for your specific route on the Health Professional Doctorate programme, in relation to your area of professional background and your specific research project proposal. Part 1 will conclude with a thesis proposal that will inform your doctoral research for Part 2 (Years 3 onwards) of the programme.

    During Part 1, you will study using a variety of learning media and tools, mainly through distance learning at the University, in your home or work place. These will include face-to-face seminar(s) at the beginning of Part 1 as your induction onto the programme, and at various times during the 2-year period of Part 1 to participate in workshops, share progress with other students and staff through group work and presentations, and for formative assessment. There will also be distance learning modules (electronic and paper based) produced by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    These modules have been carefully designed to incorporate activities that will develop your understanding of particular issues and concepts, application of knowledge to practice, and help you to reflect on your current practice.

    Part 2 (Years 3 onwards)

    Once you have successfully completed Part 1 you will undertake your research in Part 2 to produce your doctoral thesis for the professional doctorate, which will ensure you will be eligible for future potential NHIR funding for clinical lectureship and senior clinical lectureship awards. However this does depend on your research approach and route taken on the professional doctorate. You will have a supervisor who will have been assigned at the start of year 2 of Part 1 who will now be your main point of contact to take your research project forward to completion. As well as receiving personal support from your supervisor there may also be occasional workshops available at Keele to support your progress and group meetings to maintain contact with your fellow student to continue the peer support developed in Part 1 of the programme.

    APPLICATION PROCESS:

    Our next intake is in October 2020 but we welcome applications all year around.

    Visit our website for more information on the application process and why Keele is the institution to continue your professional development - https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/postgraduateresearch/



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