Welcome to Find A Professional Doctorate

    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

    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 feed back 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.

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

    The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a 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.

    If you are an education professional working in, for example, an early year's setting, school, college, university, health and social care setting or a museum and heritage service, this doctoral level programme is an excellent opportunity for you. As a professional doctorate, the EdD is offered part-time to help you maintain some flexibility and balance between your work and study. Through engaging in critical self-reflection and a sequence of structured learning experiences culminating in a substantial piece of professionally-focused research, the programme will enable you to transform your practice and make a contribution to new professional knowledge.

    The EdD is a programme of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education (FHSCE) which has extensive relationships with multi-agency partners and a broad range of participatory and networking opportunities for experienced, early career and student researchers. Our academic staff have extensive experience of working with researching professionals at masters and doctoral level and leading national and international research projects. The EdD programme provides a strong foundation for rigorous, research-led pedagogy and praxis supported by experienced and research-active supervisors.

    2021/22 entry

    If you are planning to join this course in the academic year 2021/22 (i.e. between August 2021 and July 2022), please view the information about changes to courses for 2021/22 due to Covid-19.

    Continuing students

    Students who are continuing their studies with Kingston University in 2021/22 should refer to their Course Handbook for information about specific changes that have been, or may be, made to their course or modules being delivered in 2021/22. Course Handbooks are located within the Canvas Course page.

    Reasons to choose Kingston University

    • Our part-time professional doctorate has flexibility to help you 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 you 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.

    Year 1

    The focus in the first year is upon concepts, principles and practice which define professionalism, professional identities and professional practice in education-related contexts, and policy and practice in education, all of which would be valued by education professionals. You are required to attend four full learning weekends (Saturday and Sunday) in February, April, June and September. You are expected to attend the EdD Conference Day in November. The learning weekends are designed to provide face-to-face sessions (seminars and workshops) for each of the two modules offered in the first year.

    The EdD Conference, which marks the end of the learning year, is not compulsory for the first-year students, but it is recommended as an excellent opportunity for you to meet fellow students from other years and active researchers and learn from their experiences.

    Core modules

    • Education professionals as knowledgeable doers
    • Policy transfer and analysis

    Year 2

    The focus in the second year is upon theories of knowledge and research methods for educational and social research, and critical examination of ethical and practical issues in a context of professional practice which will support the development of a research proposal relevant to your professional role and setting. The development of the research proposal starts after the completion of the third module in Year 2 and can be continued and completed in Year 3. The research proposal is necessary to ensure your readiness for the Research Project.

    In this second year, you are required to attend two full learning weekends (Saturday and Sunday) in February and April for the "Knowledge and Practice in Educational Settings" module, two Saturday learning events in July and September for "The Research Proposal" module, and the Conference Day in November.

    Core modules

    • Knowledge and practice in educational settings
    • Research proposal

    Year 3

    In Year 3, the focus is on the completion of the research proposal and the preparation for undertaking your independent research; a substantial piece of professionally relevant and focused original research.

    In the third year, you are required to attend Saturday events only taking place in February, April, July and September and the Conference Day in November. All events focus upon providing opportunities for presentations and discussions of your research proposal, or work in progress on your research project, in a friendly and safe environment and getting useful feedback from peers and tutors.

    Core modules

    • Research proposal
    • Research project

    Final years

    In Year 4 and the following years, you will engage with activities concerned with the generation and completion of the research project. Using opportunities for peer-support, mutual critique, self-critique, and personal support through a supervision programme, you will learn and become able to conduct research, generate new knowledge and disseminate that knowledge to make an impact on professional practice.

    In each of the final years, you are required to attend a minimum of three Saturday events, including the conference and are expected to present and discuss your work in progress with your peers and tutors.

    Core modules

    • Research project

    Teaching and assessment

    The learning, teaching and assessment principles are designed to facilitate the process of researching professional practice by enabling you to share with your peers, in dialogue and reflection, problems and issues that warrant contextualised empirical enquiry. Critical support is provided by tutors and peers at seminars, workshops and lectures in the exploration of professionally relevant concepts to illuminate workplace challenges.

    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

    64456| University of Portsmouth| Mechanical and Design Engineering PhD/MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your existing expertise and knowledge in Mechanical and Design Engineering into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to do it.

    From the phone in your pocket, to the train you take on your morning commute, much of everyday life relies on the work of engineers.

    Our current research in Mechanical and Design Engineering searches for creative and practical engineering solutions to some of society's most-pressing issues – and when you join us to study for a postgraduate research degree, you'll have the opportunity to make your own contribution to the pioneering work we're doing, and play a part in transforming our research into impact.

    Our students are already making a positive difference through their research – recent projects include using artificial intelligence to improve powered wheelchairs, creating more efficient solar panels, supporting clinicians at the local hospital, enhancing medical devices, and developing new lightweight manufacturing materials.

    And in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), we were ranked as the 3rd best new university in this area, with 61% of our research outputs rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, and PhD by Publication opportunities in Mechanical and Design Engineering below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    64455| University of Portsmouth| Physics PhD/MPhill|

    Overview

    If you're interested in taking your existing expertise and qualifications in Physics into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to realise your ambitions.

    Physicists observe natural phenomena – the way matter and energy interact – and create laws to explain them. They explore physical matter on every scale, from stars to sub-atomic particles, and energy in all its forms, such as light, motion and gravity.

    When you join us to study for a postgraduate research degree, you'll have the opportunity to make your own contribution to the pioneering work we're doing – and play a part in transforming our research into impact.

    Our physicists are working to advance knowledge and unlock advanced technology – and from researching new information processing and quantum computing to exploring new materials, we're using our expertise in Physics to power the future, improve industry, security, defence and the environment.

    In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), 96% of our research outputs have been judged world-leading or internationally excellent, making Portsmouth the top-ranked new university in Physics.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil and PhD by Publication opportunities in Physics below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    64454| University of Portsmouth| Mathematics PhD/MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your existing knowledge and qualifications in Mathematics into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to achieve your goals.

    Our existing research in Mathematics challenges the way we think about and use numbers, and using our expertise to find solutions to some of the planet's most-pressing technological, environmental and societal problems. When you join us to study for a postgraduate research degree, you'll have the opportunity to make your own contribution to the work we're doing – and play an important role transforming our research into impact.

    Across our areas of expertise in industrial mathematics, and applied mathematics, nonlinear and complex systems, we're delivering exceptional collaborative research – in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), 61% of our submissions were rated either world-leading (4*) or internationally excellent (3*).

    Types of research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, and PhD by Publication opportunities in Maths below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply page

    64453| University of Portsmouth| Civil Engineering and Surveying PhD/MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your existing knowledge and qualifications in Civil Engineering into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the place to do it.

    With climate change and pollution at the forefront of public concern and political debate, we're exploring ways to transform our civil engineering expertise into real-world solutions to the planet's environmental crises.

    We're finding new ways to make construction projects more efficient, sustainable and environmentally-friendly, searching for sustainable ways of tackling the pollution caused by increased urbanisation, and developing the technology needed to deal with new pollutants – including pharmaceuticals and microplastics – in the environment.

    Join us and study for a postgraduate research degree, and you'll have the opportunity to make your own unique contribution to the outstanding work we're doing.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil and PhD by Publication opportunities in Civil Engineering below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    64451| University of Portsmouth| Cosmology and Gravitation PhD/MPhil|

    If you're ready to take your knowledge and interest in Cosmology and Astrophysics into a postgraduate research degree, there's no better place than Portsmouth.The University's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) – one of the leading cosmology and astrophysics centres in the UK. We're active participants in a wide range of international collaborations, including the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Euclid.

    The ICG is also a member of the SouthEast Physics Network (SEPNet), a consortium of nine world-class universities in the southeast of England. Our post-graduate students have the opportunity to engage with the SEPNet Graduate Network (GRADNet). By channelling this broad research expertise into one central, combined resource, GRADNet provides a wide range of postgraduate training opportunities, including specialised schools and student-led workshops and conferences.

    64450| University of Portsmouth| Computing PhD/MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to start your journey towards a postgraduate research qualification – and put your skills in Computing to work solving the pressing issues of the future – look no further than Portsmouth.

    As a postgraduate researcher here, you could research everything from cyber security and digital infrastructure for business, to the ways in which computational intelligence, paradigms and algorithms can be used in robot-enhanced therapy, limb motion recognition, and autism spectrum disorders intervention.

    Our research is already creating impact and helping address issues facing organisations, businesses and individuals, with 100% of our research impact in Computer Science and Informatics was rated as outstanding or as very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 – and when you study for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll play your own part in turning our expertise into impact.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, and PhD by Publication opportunities in Computing below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    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.

    64443| University of Portsmouth| Sport, Health and Exercise Science PhD, MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your knowledge and expertise in Sport and Exercise Science into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to realise your ambitions.

    Our Sport and Exercise Science research is enhancing human performance and health. We're helping elite athletes win Olympic medals, developing safety guidelines for sporting bodies, improving the quality of life of individuals with chronic disease, helping global brands develop more supportive sports bras, and protecting employees required to work in extreme conditions. Our research directly benefits athletes, patients and workers across various sporting groups, clinical conditions, industries and organisations.

    Our research is making international impact, with 100% of our research impact in the area of sport and exercise sciences, leisure and tourism was rated outstanding or very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 – and when you do a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll be playing your part in turning knowledge into action.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication opportunities in Sport and Exercise Science below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    64442| University of Portsmouth| Health and Care Professionals PhD/MPhil/MD|

    Overview

    Our School of Health and Social Care delivers research at the highest ethical standard to improve knowledge for services and the health of the community. 93% of our research in the area of public health, health services and primary care was rated as internationally excellent or internationally recognised by the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

    Your research could deal with the most urgent health and wellbeing issues facing society – from the need to care for an ageing population, to delivering effective health and social care to under-represented, vulnerable or isolated groups within society. Your research can also be linked to Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, Psychology, and Geography.

    As a postgraduate research student, you'll access seminars and tutorials in epidemiology and statistical methods, database management, qualitative research, and development and assessment of quality of life measures.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, MD, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication opportunities in Health Sciences and Social Work below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    64440| University of Portsmouth| Environment, Geography and Geosciences PhD, MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your expertise in Earth and Environmental Sciences into a postgraduate research degree, the University of Portsmouth is the perfect place to do it. 

    Seventy-two per cent (72%) of our research outputs in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences were classed as world leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 – and through our Earth and Environmental Sciences research, we're studying our planet and how life on Earth has evolved from its earliest beginnings to the present day.

    With environmental crises such as climate change putting the future of the planet in jeopardy, we're using our findings to predict how the Earth may change in the future and researching what we can do to safeguard it. As a postgraduate researcher here, you could research subjects including crustal evolution, environmental modelling and monitoring, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems, palaeontology, applied geoscience and applied physics.

    Our students make lasting contributions to the field – like one of current PhD students, Emily Roberts, who has made headlines after discovering the first fossil plant gum on record.

    When you study for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll join our collaborative research community, and play your own part in turning our knowledge into action.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, and PhD by Publication opportunities in Earth and Environmental Sciences below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    Current Research

    • Crustal Evolution
    • Engineering Geology and natural hazards
    • Palaeontology and stratigraphy
    • Environmental Processes and impacts
    64439| University of Portsmouth| Psychology PhD, MPhil|

    Overview

    If you want to further your psychology knowledge through your own research, start your journey at Portsmouth.

    Our Department of Psychology is home to internationally-renowned experts in psychology and exceptional facilities for practical and theoretical research – 100% of our research impact in the area of psychology, psychiatry and neurosciences was rated as outstanding or very considerable in terms of reach and significance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

    Our fundamental and applied research reflects the broad scope of psychological study, exploring topics including child development of social skills, eye witness testimony, the evolution of primate facial expressions and factors affecting drug use.

    Our researchers are addressing important issues in society, whether helping law enforcement agencies prosecute, developing methods to improve wellbeing and quality of life, supporting animal conservation and welfare initiatives, or unpacking the basics of psychological functioning – and as a postgraduate researcher, you'll play your part in transforming our expertise into action.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication opportunities in Psychology below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    Current Research

    • Comparative and evolutionary psychology
    • Quality of life, health and wellbeing
    • Situated action and communication
    64437| University of Portsmouth| Pharmacy and Biomedical Science PhD, MPhil, MD|

    Overview

    If you want to further your research in Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences, Portsmouth is the ideal place to continue your journey. Among the University Alliance group of 25 universities, we're in the top 3 for research in the subject of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy (REF 2014).

    Our Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences research focuses on growing our understanding of how the body functions in health, how it malfunctions in disease, and the genetic and molecular drivers of physical and mental illnesses.

    We're researching the molecular, cellular, physiological and behavioural processes occurring in the body at times of health and disease. We're identifying and characterising the biomarkers of disease, and helping develop new drugs from initial discovery to clinical application with our partners in industry.

    Much of our research takes place at the Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (IBBS) where the majority of our research was rated world-leading or internationally as excellent in REF 2014. Some of our successful projects at IBBS include researching microporous materials for environmental and drug delivery, sperm freezing to reduce the use of animals in research, and developing endoscopy methods and training to improve patient outcomes.

    As a postgraduate research degree student, you'll join our collaborative research community, help find new, more effective treatments for patients, and play your part in turning knowledge into impact.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, MD, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication opportunities in Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Biomedical Sciences below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    Current Research

    • Drug Delivery
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Mechanisms of diseases
    • Neurobiology
    • Pharmacy practice
    64435| University of Portsmouth| Criminal Justice Studies PhD/MPhil|

    Overview

    If you want to take your existing knowledge in Criminology into postgraduate research, Portsmouth is the perfect place to do it. The nature of crime and the ways in which we prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute it are evolving. When you study for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll play your part in delivering vital research that tackles major issues of crime and punishment.

    Our research covers subjects including cybercrime, counter fraud, policing, penology forensics, forensic interviewing, security and risk management, missing persons, and criminal psychology. Our Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) is a leading centre for research in criminology, criminal justice and related fields. And we've received research funding from major organisations, such as the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST).

    As a postgraduate researcher, you can take advantage of excellent research facilities and our links with the South East Regional Crime Unit, the National Crime Agency, the National Cybersecurity Centre, the Home Office, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, and City of London Police.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication opportunities in Criminology below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    Current Research

    • Cybercrime
    • Forensic Interviewing
    • Missing Persons
    • Counter Fraud
    64433| University of Portsmouth| Film, Media and Communication PhD/MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your expertise in Film and Media into a postgraduate research qualification, look no further than Portsmouth.

    At a time when society is increasingly shaped by the media we consume and create, our research is exploring how film and other forms of screen media shape people's attitudes and beliefs, and how it informs their daily lives.

    Our research staff have specialisms in fandom and popular culture, history and theory of animation, Hollywood film, British film, digital content, horror, transmedia storytelling, adaptation, comics and film, Latin American film, transnational cinemas, gender and film, women's filmmaking, queer theory and film, and film and migration.

    When you study for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll be following in the footsteps of previous research students who've presented their work at international conferences, published their outputs in renowned journals, and worked at academic and commercial archives, including the British Film Institute (BFI), the National Archives, The Bill Douglas Centre, the BBC Written Archives and at Channel 4.

    Our Doctoral graduates have gone on to careers across the cultural industries, while others have been appointed as post-doctoral researchers on projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and established successful academic careers across the globe.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, and PhD by Publication opportunities in Film and Media below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    Current Research

    • Film Studies
    • Conflict and culture
    • Media cultures
    64432| University of Portsmouth| Economics and Finance PhD/MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your expertise in Economics into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to realise your ambitions. Our Economics research covers resource economics and environmental policy, monetary policy, behavioural and experimental economics, efficiency, productivity, and digital economy.

    Economics affects almost every area of our lives, from individual financial decision-making, to global macroeconomic and monetary policy decisions made by governments around the world.

    In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, we've used mathematical models and econometric methods to predict how the economy reacts to such events – and how we can prevent them happening again. Our work has helped governments develop more effective monetary policies and better regulate the use of natural resources.

    In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), 100% of our research in the area of Business and Management Studies, which includes Economics, was ranked as delivering either outstanding or very considerable impact – and when you join us as a postgraduate research student, you'll make your own contribution to our exceptional work.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, and PhD by Publication opportunities in Economics below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    Current Research

    • Resource economics and environmental policy
    • Efficiency and productivity
    • Behavioural and experimental economics
    • Monetary policy
    64431| University of Portsmouth| Creative Technologies Phd/MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your expertise in Digital and Creative Technologies into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to realise your ambitions.

    As a postgraduate researcher, you'll access the latest equipment and techniques in our studios and labs to drive technological advances in areas such as animation, visual effects (VFX), cross reality (XR), User Experience (UX), computer and video games, visual computing, and music technology.

    Our previous postgraduate candidates have worked on projects including developing award-winning CGI films, creating ultra-realistic and immersive entertainment using virtual and augmented reality, developing ways to use digital technology to protect heritage sites, and improving the monitoring of Parkinson's disease and facial palsy – and you could work on similar projects.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, and PhD by Publication opportunities in Digital and Creative Technologies below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    Current research

    • Digital user experience
    • Digital heritage
    • Animation and CGI
    • Cross reality applications
    • Computer games design and technology
    • Visual computing
    64430| University of Portsmouth| Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your existing qualifications and skills in Business and Management into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place for you.

    As a postgraduate researcher with us, you could research the issues facing organisations and governments such as strategy, enterprise, innovation, leadership, ethics, organisation studies, human resource management and development, employment relations, sales management, advertising, operations research, organisational excellence, and corporate branding.

    Our research tracks and addresses the threats and opportunities that arise from an increasingly competitive global business environment. 100% of our research impact in the area of Business and Management Studies was ranked as either outstanding or as having very considerable impact. When you study for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll play your own part in transforming our expertise into impact.

    You could join research collaborations with bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Skills for Care. You could also work with businesses and policy-makers who are participants and recipients of our research, to ensure that our work is relevant and has the greatest impact.

    Application deadline

    We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible before the start of the course, on 4 October 2021. This way, you won’t miss out on the critical opening weeks of your course and university events. 

    If you apply after 17 October, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time to make you an offer for 2021 entry. 

    If you are an International student and require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for a study visa, we advise that you apply by 24 September to avoid disappointment.

    Research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, PhD by Publication and Professional Doctorate opportunities in Business and Management below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    Current research

    • Innovation management
    • Small business and entrepreneurship
    • Sustainability and business
    • Risk and security management
    64428| University of Portsmouth| Operations and Systems Management Phd/MPhil|

    Overview

    If you're ready to take your existing qualifications and expertise in Operational Research and Logistics into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place for you.

    We're showing how better analytics for healthcare, risk and security can have a positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of people around the world.

    From how to make renewable energy cheaper and how to use new tech to make transport smarter, faster and greener, our Operational Research and Logistics research is helping public and private organisations around the world to answer these sort of complex questions – and when you study with us for a postgraduate research degree, you'll play your own part in transforming our expertise into impact.

    Our research brings together the University's maths, technology, business and industrial research experts. and encompasses analytics, data, algorithms, system design, simulation, modelling, programming, forecasting – and a whole world of problem-solving.

    Types of research degrees

    Find out about our PhD, MPhil, Professional Doctorate and PhD by Publication opportunities in Operational Research and Logistics below, including how to apply, entry requirements and funding your degree. For more detailed information about the application process, visit our How to Apply pages.

    Current research

    • Decision and data analytics
    • Exact and metaheuristic solution methods
    • Heathcare analytics
    • Multiple criteria decision aid
    • Optimisation modelling
    64291| Hebrew University of Jerusalem| Master of Arts/PhD - The Bogen International Graduate Program in Economics|

    Join us for Hebrew University's Virtual Open House on June 20, 2021 at 6pm Jerusalem Time

    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.

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