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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

45122| Liverpool John Moores University| Doctor of Business Administration, Engineering and Technology| The Doctor of Business Administration, Engineering and Technology is designed to develop senior managers who work in the broad fields of engineering and technology, by improving specialist business management skills through research and its application in a professional setting.

•The only Doctoral level programme of its kind in the UK to merge business research with engineering and technology
•Be part of a rigorous academic environment for the investigation of current and future engineering and technology issues
•Make significant contributions to the development of original research
•Develop key skills in project management, teamwork, research, leadership, and change management
•Opportunities to engage with an independent mentor from your area of professional practice


The DBA takes between 3-7 years to complete, and during this time you will participate in workshops, lectures, seminars, action learning sets and tutorials.

​To ensure your research is on track, you will receive one-to-one supervision, remotely and face-to-face, and you will be expected to undertake the necessary amount of self-directed study. All students will have access to a dedicated mentor from industry as well as the supervisor. The mentor will be available remotely or face-to-face to discuss your progress on the programme and will be independent, giving you a chance to discuss ideas and issues outside the DBA.

The DBA has two levels: Masters and Doctoral, with a total of 540 credits.

The Masters level comprises 180 credits, and participants already possessing an appropriate and relevant Masters degree, ideally an MBA, may enter the programme at level 8 having gained credit transfer as part of the admissions process. The programme at Doctoral level comprises 360 level 8 credits, all of which must be completed successfully to obtain the award of Professional Doctorate. The level 8 credits will take a minimum of 3 years to complete, although it is likely that most participants will take between 4 and 5 years to complete.

Level 7

Core Modules
•Business Leadership
•Project Management
•Managing Finance
•Marketing Management
•Managing Process and Operations
•Research Methods for Management
•Strategic Management

Level 8

Core Modules
•Planning Module
•Investigative Project
•Reflective Module

The following option modules are typically offered:
•Change and Knowledge Management
•MBA in Executive Leadership Dissertation
•Managing Information
•MBA Executive Leadership Impact Project
•MBA in Executive Leadership Thesis
45043| University of Northampton| Doctorate of Professional Practice in Health and Social Care| This course offers senior managers and advanced practitioners the opportunity to develop their academic and research skills, through a programme of study which is both grounded in and applied to professional health and social care practice. It provides the platform, opportunity and context for you to make change happen in health and social care.

The programme is aimed at developing the skills of current and future leaders in health and social care and will be attractive to individuals who are working as senior advisors and managers, advanced practitioners, independent specialists and consultants.

Running over five years, this inter-professional and multi-disciplinary programme combines facilitated modules and independent research. All coursework will draw on professional expertise grounded within professional practice. Students will study six facilitated modules during years one and two of the programme, followed by an Independent Research Project (duration of this is approximately three years depending on the nature of the research).

[[Course content]]
Year One (Facilitated Modules):
-Principles of Research
-Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis
-Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis

Year Two (Facilitated Modules):
-Project Design and Ethics
-Evaluation and Audit in Practice
-Developing Research Leadership

Years Three, Four and Five:
-Professional Research Project

[[Assessments]]
Practice related research activities (audit or evaluation) and Doctoral Research Thesis.
45034| University of Northampton| Business Administration Doctorate DBA| The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme at Northampton Business School is designed for motivated, high achievers who want to develop their research, analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level. It is a part time programme that offers a new route to a doctoral qualification and is the highest qualification available in business and management. The DBA is a structured programme and will help you gain a strategic focus that will enable you to contribute to your own professional practice and the wider subject area. It will enhance your executive and professional practice through the application of management theories and rigorous research into real and complex issues in business and management.

[[Why complete the DBA?]]
The DBA offers the opportunity to study business issues in depth and to apply theoretical understanding to real situations through independent research. The development of advanced research skills provides the competences necessary to undertake the rigorous research required at this level. Candidates are enabled to make a contribution to both theory and practice in business and management. It enhances the capability to develop knowledge and theory, and their application.

[[Why complete the DBA at The University of Northampton?]]
You will already be well advanced in your career. However this DBA programme at Northampton Business School will enable you to differentiate yourself in the employment marketplace and to enhance your professional capabilities. You will build new networks and through development of your skills have opportunities to present at academic conferences and communicate your ideas to a wider audience. The DBA at Northampton Business School will develop your personal, consultancy and research skills in the context of rigorous and relevant research.

[[Course content]]
The five facilitated modules are:
-Principles of Research
-Advanced quantitative and qualitative data analysis
-Developing leadership in business research
-Reflecting on business practice
-Research thesis

[[Careers]]
You will already be well advanced in your career. Nevertheless, as the number of MBA holders continues to grow, the DBA enables you to differentiate yourself in the employment marketplace and to enhance your preparedness for higher level management and/or consultancy roles. The programme achieves this by developing your skills in thought leadership for organisational change and development, thereby building your capacity to address complex business problems of strategic significance through the creative and innovative application of scholarship.
44731| Staffordshire University| Health Psychology Professional Doctorate (Part time)| Health psychology can be defined as the study of psychological processes and their application to health, illness and health care. The Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology programme provides supervision to enable students to develop skills in research, teaching, professional skills and consultancy. The programme runs for a minimum of two years for full-time students, and a minimum of four years for part-time students. The award follows closely the framework for Stage 2 professional training in health psychology, which is set by the Division of Health Psychology of the British Psychological Society.

Graduates from this award gain Stage 2 accreditation towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and eligibility to apply to register as a Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The programme has been designed to equip students with D-level skills in research, teaching, consultancy, professional practice and behaviour change interventions. The qualification provides a guarantee for employers and clients of competence in core aspects of health psychology and professional practice, including research, consultancy, and teaching skills.

After enrolment, you will take part in a two-day induction programme. This is designed to cover all modules, and will introduce you to the competencies required on the course, and to the University facilities. This will be followed by a supportive programme of workshops which runs throughout the year, covering all five competencies:
-Advanced Research Methods
-Consultancy Skills in Health Psychology
-Teaching in Health Psychology
-Professional Competence in Health Psychology
-Psychological Interventions: You will be facilitated in developing your awareness/understanding of and ability to utilize good practices in designing, implementing and evaluating interventions aimed at changing health behaviours.

[[Other admission requirements]]
The deadline for applications is usually the end of June each year (for the Sept start). Please contact the Faculty of Sciences Recruitment Centre for more information. Places are limited due to supervisor availability.

All students will be interviewed before being admitted on to the programme. You must convince staff at interview that you have a suitable idea for the empirical study which links in with current staff research interests, and that you have access to relevant research populations for placement learning.

You will be required to have a DBS check.

Students whose first language is not English must have achieved Level 7 on all parts of IELTS.
44729| University of Bedfordshire| Research Degrees in the Institute for Tourism Research (INTOUR)| [[About the course]]
The research areas are agreed between the research students, the Director of Studies and the second supervisor. Student research and study is supported by the supervisory team and Research Graduate School. Students are encouraged to undertake research philosophies and methods units from the taught postgraduate courses, as well as specialist units relevant to their specific research area.

[[Key features]]
-Independent but academically supported tourism research degrees
-Students are encouraged to present their research at external conferences and internal seminars
-International atmosphere

[[Career opportunities]]
Past tourism research degree students have gained employment in the public, private and third (NGO) sectors. Positions include government tourism and planning ministries, universities, consultancies, conservation and sustainability, and academia.

[[The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:]]
-Climate change and tourism
-Poverty reduction and tourism
-Sustainable tourism development
-Ecotourism
-Protected area management and tourism
-Environment ethics
-Cultural tourism, citizenship and identity
-Diaspora and tourism
44714| University of Bedfordshire| Research Degrees in the Business & Management Research Institute| [[About the course]]
The Business and Management Research Institute (BMRI) manages all of the research activity within the Business School and offers a dynamic research environment. Your area of research will be agreed and finalised with your supervisory team subject to approval from the Research Institute. As well as carrying out your research, you will also undertake advanced training in research methods.

[[Key features]]
- Membership to our Research Student Support Group

[[Career opportunities]]
You could work in both academic and commercial environments.

[[The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:]]
-Human resource management
-Information systems
-Knowledge management
-Operations and project management
-Marketing
-Intercultural communication
-Law
44693| University of Bedfordshire| Research Degrees in the Institute for Research in Education (IRED)| [[About the course]]
Students will be supervised by an internationally recognised Director of Studies and a second supervisor. In addition to the individual support received, through empirical research, group discussion and activities, and critical engagement with diverse education theories, practices and policies, students will gain world-leading experience and skills in educational research. IRED encourages and supports students to share their findings at internal and external conferences and seminars, and by publishing in relevant journals. Students are also supported to develop their academic research profiles/careers and enhance their employability within educational research and academic more broadly.

[[Key features]]
-The ability to undertake independent research
-Monthly PhD seminar programme complements the supervision activities and provides feedback on research content and progress

[[Career opportunities]]
A doctorate is increasingly essential for those seeking to establish careers in research (in the public, private and third sector organisations) and academia (teaching, research and various support positions). The research experience acquired through the doctorate can assist applicants in gaining international educational appointments, as well as securing competitive post doctoral research positions.
44684| University of Bedfordshire| Research degrees in the Centre for Research in English Language Learning & Assessment| [[About the course]]
The CRELLA MPhil/PhD is based on your research proposal and is a self-directed programme fully supported by your supervisory team and the Research Graduate School.

[[Key features]]
-A world-leading centre for English language learning and assessment

[[Career opportunities]]
Graduates have taken up various positions in academia, with examination boards, as well as in the public and private sectors; including positions in government ministries, universities, consultancies and testing organisations.

[[CRELLA welcomes applications in all language assessment areas, including:]]
-Academic literacy and language
-Aligning tests to frameworks such as the CEFR
-Assessing language skills across proficiency spectrum
-Cognitive processing in language tests
-Computer technologies in language learning and assessment
-Developing assessment literacy among test stakeholders
-Formative assessment and assessment for learning
-The construct(s) of language proficiency
-Washback and the use and impacts of language tests and assessments
44677| University of Bedfordshire| Research degrees in the Research Institute for Media, Arts & Performance| [[Course summary]]
The Research Institute for Media, Art and Performance (RIMAP) offers research based MA by Research, MPhil and PhD opportunities. The Institute has many years of experience supervising research students to completion, as well as an established expertise in a number of specialist areas.

[[Key features]]
-Full support of specialised research groups and internationally renowned scholars

[[Career opportunities]]
Career opportunities are dependent upon specific areas of study, but employment prospects in education, media organisations, the creative industries and government are all greatly enhanced by research qualifications.

[[The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:]]
-Media, new media, social media
-Journalism
-Creative writing
-Music technology
-Film, adaptation
-Dance, dance and technology, choreography
-Performance analysis
-Theatre
-Intercultural performance
-English literature
-Travel writing
44673| University of Bedfordshire| Research degrees in the Institute for Health Research (IHR)| [[Course summary]]
Studying for a Research Degree is an opportunity to develop your research interests and skills in a centre of excellence for health, within research groups building the international evidence base for health and health care. We will equip you to undertake, analyse and evaluate health research.

[[Key features]]
-The IHR has an international track record for research impacting policy and practice

[[Career opportunities]]
You will develop a sound training in research methodology, health policy and academic writing. Past graduates found employment with WHO, Global Fund, Ministry of Health among other organisations.

[[The University welcomes research degree applications in the following ares:]]
-Health inequalities
-Healthcare commissioning
-Public health
44668| University of Bedfordshire| Research degrees in the Institute for Research in Applicable Computing (IRAC)| [[About the course]]
The precise topic of the student's study will be developed with the thesis supervisor and will be subject to approval by the institute. Students on the course will benefit from the Researcher Development Programme at the University. IRAC research degree are characterised by intellectual rigour and cutting-edge scholarship. They are designed to nurture a passion for inquiry and to provide you with the tools to manage intellectual challenges with confidence and creativity.

[[Key features]]
-We have faculty members from many countries who have an international reputation for research excellence in many fields. They have built collaborations in research across national borders and disciplines

[[Career opportunities]]
IRAC offers a wide range of graduate programmes catering for a variety of interests. These programmes offer excellent opportunities for students to further develop their potential as intellectual leaders for a wide range of career paths.

[[The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:]]
-Artificial Intelligence and robotics
-Computer graphics and visualisation
-Computer science
-Distributed technologies
-Electronic engineering
-Health informatics
-Imaging, photonics and sensors
-Information systems
-Software engineering
-Wireless communications
-Cyberstalking
44656| University of Bedfordshire| Research Degrees in the Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Science & Technology| [[Course summary]]
Research degrees are ideal for those wishing to study for a PhD and/or those aiming to improve their laboratory and practical skills. Students wishing to study for a PhD must identify a project supervisor with whom they work to develop a project outline.

[[Key features]]
-Intensive period of independent laboratory based training

[[Career opportunities]]
Possible careers include: academic/research positions; pharmaceutical industry; biotech companies; environmental agencies; entrepreneurship; patent or science communication

[[The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:]]
-Biochemistry and cell biology
-Biosensors
-Cancer
-Computational biology
-Ecology, conservation and environmental policy
-Environmental biotechnology and sustainability
-Forensic science
-Immunology
-Kidney disease and diabetes
-Metabolic disease
-Microbiology
-Neuroscience
-Pharmacology
44646| University of Bedfordshire| Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice| This PhD equivalent is aimed at people wanting to undertake research directly related to their practice. Practitioners coming on to this course will have an experienced systemic appreciation of the use of systemic ideas in leadership, therapy, training, organisational development, supervision and community work. This course encourages new ways of inquiring into systemic practice, into the fluid and shifting connections in the reflexive shaping of a) systemic theory and practice and b) systemic research theory and practice. This course is for advanced practitioners who want to benefit from membership of a systemic research school.
44634| University of Bedfordshire| Research Degrees in the Institute for Applied Social Research (IASR)| The Institute focuses on applied research in social contexts and offers opportunities to study for research-based degrees alongside nationally and internationally recognised experts and within specialised research groups.
44629| University of Bedfordshire| Research Degrees in the Institute of Sport & Physical Activity Research (ISPAR)| [[About the course]]
The Research degrees are designed to develop a strong theoretical foundation and practical understanding in the exercise sciences. Practical experiences include laboratory skill development in preparation to engaging in the scientific process, including several extended research projects which are submitted as a thesis. Emphasis is placed on assisting students to extend their research efforts into conference presentations, and manuscript preparation for peer-review.

[[Key features]]
-Access units from the taught Master's in Sport to broaden your learning experience
-Opportunity to undertake independent research

[[Career opportunities]]
The benefits of a research degree include: entry level exercise science positions (ranging from jobs in an academic environment, clinical/health settings, to coaching opportunities); increased marketability for funded PhD positions; opportunities in industry (research and development) and other areas within the public and private health sectors; and possibilities in the fitness industry.

[[The University welcomes research degree applications in the following areas:]]
-Physical activity, nutrition and health
-Social studies of sport
-Applied sport and exercise physiology
-Physical education and sport pedagogy
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44307| Queen Mary University of London| Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - Doctor of Clinical Psychology| The programme is delivered over 3 years full time and 6 years part time, and the award is made on successful completion of both the academic and clinical components.*

The Professional Doctorate in Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy programme consists of substantial taught and research components (50% each), and requires supervised clinical practice of two patients (one for 18 months and one for 24). The candidate needs to be in personal analysis with a clinician member and/or approved by the RTC of at least twice a week for one year prior to seeing patients.

Students learn the application of theory to innovative clinical practice; acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to practice as independent Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapists after full qualification and registration with the RTC.

This exciting and innovative programme is aimed at clinicians and senior professionals working within health and social care settings. The programme has been developed as a partnership between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Refugee Therapy Centre (RTC). Completion of the course will lead to a QMUL degree, and registration with the RTC as a fully qualified Intercultural therapist. RTC is an organisation member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA).
44114| University of the Highlands and Islands| Pedagogy - Learning and Teaching Academy| [[Learning and Teaching Academy ]]
The Learning and Teaching Academy provides a range of opportunities for staff to engage in, or to further their engagement in, pedagogic scholarship and research. We are focused in particular on supporting:

Research-informed practice Being aware of new developments in pedagogic practice and research, and using them to inform our own learning, teaching and assessment approaches.

Evidence-led practice Applying the outputs of pedagogic evaluation and research, including that undertaken in our own contexts, to enhancing the experience of our learners.

Engagement in scholarship Undertaking scholarly activities that contribute to the sharing and development of pedagogic practice within our disciplines and within the University.

Engagement in research Active participation in pedagogic research that is intended to produce peer-reviewed outputs, support postgraduate research, or contribute in other ways to public bodies of knowledge about pedagogy as a field of practice and research.

The support and activities the Academy offers or helps to co-ordinate in the above areas include:

One-to-one advice for colleagues who are interesting in getting involved in pedagogic research, including guidance on designing and undertaking their initial projects.

Workshop and seminars on pedagogic practice and research.

Input to relevant events and workshops being offered within Subject Networks, Academic Partners, Faculties, and other groups within the university including research clusters.

Support to produce peer-reviewed publications for education-related journals, through direct guidance and short courses. The Academy will also build upon recent work in organising special issues of relevant journals, for example the Special Issue of JPAAP on Learning and Teaching in the Distributed University which featured several papers from colleagues.

Access to the learning lab to support colleagues in undertaking their pedagogic research.

Providing funding opportunities (e.g. LTA Scholarships) to support small-scale projects.

Supporting colleagues in authoring or co-authoring external research funding applications.


[[How to apply]]
There is no national system for applying for postgraduate research study in the way that UCAS operates at undergraduate level.

Step 1: Make contact with relevant academic staff to consider your application in detail; to ensure you meet the entrance requirements; to develop a suitable research proposal, title and plan; assign a Director of Studies; establish an appropriate supervisory team; and discuss funding.

Here's a handy guide to writing a good research proposal.

Step 2: Complete an application form with your proposed Director of Studies.

Step 3: Your application will be submitted by the proposed Director of Studies to the university's Research Degrees Committee for approval.

Step 4: Approved applications are sent to the University of Aberdeen, our accrediting university for research degrees for final approval and registration.

Further information on all aspects of applying to study for a postgraduate research degree is available from the Graduate School. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like to be put in contact with an academic within your area of study.
44113| University of the Highlands and Islands| Social Sciences| Researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands are conducting studies into the social, legal and economic aspects of rural communities, both in the Highlands and Islands and elsewhere in the world.

[[Rural Childhood]]
The Centre for Rural Childhood researches the issues of children worldwide who grow up in a rural environment. It looks at the many aspects of childhood, including health, education, drugs, crime and abuse, all within a rural context. For example projects 'Child Trafficking - Scoping Study' and 'UK Refugee Determination Process – claims from minors'.

[[Tourism and heritage]]
Centre for Culture, Heritage and Tourism, based at Perth College UHI, carries out studies and supports organisations to assess and improve the economic impact of tourism and visitor experiences.

[[ESOL Programme]]
Following the Scottish Executive strategy paper on future adult ESOL provision and subsequent increase in provision, the NHC lead ESOL Programme will obtain in-depth feedback on the experiences of a group of previous and current students to give a clearer picture on the added (metalinguistic) benefit for students of greater integration within their communities. The research will explore areas of discernible impacts on the lives of migrant workers.

[[Recreation and Tourism]]
The Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research, based at West Highland College UHI, has strong outdoor industry links and works closely with practitioners, landowners and NGO’s to develop and enhance Scottish tourism through a range of knowledge exchange mechanisms.

[[Remote and Rural studies]]
Researchers at the UHI Centre for Remote and Rural Studies are addressing the social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges facing remote and rural regions across the globe.

[[Higher Education models]]
University Collaboration in Regional Development Spaces (UNICREDS) is a project, funded by the INTERREG IVCprogramme, investigating how different models of higher education can benefit regional economic development.


[[How to apply]]
There is no national system for applying for postgraduate research study in the way that UCAS operates at undergraduate level.

Step 1: Make contact with relevant academic staff to consider your application in detail; to ensure you meet the entrance requirements; to develop a suitable research proposal, title and plan; assign a Director of Studies; establish an appropriate supervisory team; and discuss funding.

Here's a handy guide to writing a good research proposal.

Step 2: Complete an application form with your proposed Director of Studies.

Step 3: Your application will be submitted by the proposed Director of Studies to the university's Research Degrees Committee for approval.

Step 4: Approved applications are sent to the University of Aberdeen, our accrediting university for research degrees for final approval and registration.

Further information on all aspects of applying to study for a postgraduate research degree is available from the Graduate School. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like to be put in contact with an academic within your area of study.
44112| University of the Highlands and Islands| Nordic Studies| [[Centre for Nordic Studies]]
The Centre for Nordic Studies is Scotland’s most northerly research centre. We deliver locative based research and teaching in the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland. We aim to place the Scottish Islands and Scottish Highlands in their Nordic and North Atlantic context. We work with other universities in the UK and abroad, heritage agencies and local businesses.

The UHI Centre for Nordic Studies is engaged in interdisciplinary research in, of and for the Highlands and Islands, with an international team of lecturers and researchers that are committed to research of international reach and significance.

As well as scholarly activity, such as gathering new research and writing for leading academic publications, the team also shares their research with a wider public audience through engagement with local and regional community groups and cultural organisations.CNS has been involved in the following funded research projects:

2010 - 2013 the HERA Joint Research Programme funded Assembly Project (TAP) – Meeting-places in Northern Europe AD 400-1500, an international collaborative project investigating the first systems of governance in Northern Europe, co-investigator with the Universities of Oslo, Vienna, and Durham.
2012 - 2013 the AHRC funded Skills Training programme for PhD students and ECRs in the field of Old Norse-Icelandic and Viking Studies, co-investigator with the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Nottingham.
2012 the AHRC funded Orkney and Shetland Dialect Corpus Project - a scoping study to ascertain the feasibility of developing a larger corpus-based project on Orkney and Shetland dialect grammar.
2011 - 2013 the Royal Society of Edinburgh funded Hjaltland Research Network - created to plan a large-scale multi-disciplinary research project into Viking Age Shetland and the North Atlantic, co-investigator with the Universities of Lund, Copenhagen and Edinburgh.
2002 - 2006 the Northern Peripheries Project Northern Heritage consortium, co-investigator with Universities in Scandinavia.

We offer research-led teaching at post-graduate level in the form of five MLitt programmes.

We advise PhD students working on topics such as and intercultural exchange between Shetland and Norway, the Vikings, traditional Shetland boats, Orcadian Identity and Highlands and Islands literature.


[[How to apply]]
There is no national system for applying for postgraduate research study in the way that UCAS operates at undergraduate level.

Step 1: Make contact with relevant academic staff to consider your application in detail; to ensure you meet the entrance requirements; to develop a suitable research proposal, title and plan; assign a Director of Studies; establish an appropriate supervisory team; and discuss funding.

Here's a handy guide to writing a good research proposal.

Step 2: Complete an application form with your proposed Director of Studies.

Step 3: Your application will be submitted by the proposed Director of Studies to the university's Research Degrees Committee for approval.

Step 4: Approved applications are sent to the University of Aberdeen, our accrediting university for research degrees for final approval and registration.

Further information on all aspects of applying to study for a postgraduate research degree is available from the Graduate School. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like to be put in contact with an academic within your area of study.
44111| University of the Highlands and Islands| Marine Science| [[Marine Science UHI (SAMS UHI)]]
Marine environment research is the focus for the Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI (SAMS UHI), based in Oban, where 90% of research was judged to be 'internationally recognised' in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). SAMS UHI scientists are working on a range of projects within four departments: ecology; biogeochemistry and earth science; microbial and molecular; physics, sea ice and technology.

[[The Rivers and Lochs Institute]]based at Inverness College UHI, the institute works to develop integrated, multidisciplinary research projects to more rapidly advance understanding of Scottish freshwater ecosystem and to research the nature and extent of freshwater biodiversity in lochs and rivers in Scotland. Working with local rivers trusts, fisheries boards, landowners, industry and the public sector.

[[The Environmental Research Institute (ERI)]]based at North Highland College UHI in Thurso, marine environmental issues and sustainable use of the earth's natural resources. ERI's research includes: renewable energy - it's impacts on the marine environment; Tidal resource & wave climate assessment; ecology; emerging contaminants; tidal stream monitoring and modelling; Currents, sedimentation and associated ecological change.

[[NAFC Marine Centre UHI]]is conducting research in fisheries science to contribute to the assessment, management and sustainable harvesting of important marine species, commercially important finfish and shellfish species. Marine Planning, Policy and Advice Section is relevant to how resources are utilised within regulatory frameworks and environmental impacts. The centre is the site and lead partner in the collaborative mussel hatchery project "Stepping Stone".


[[How to apply]]

There is no national system for applying for postgraduate research study in the way that UCAS operates at undergraduate level.

Step 1: Make contact with relevant academic staff to consider your application in detail; to ensure you meet the entrance requirements; to develop a suitable research proposal, title and plan; assign a Director of Studies; establish an appropriate supervisory team; and discuss funding.

Here's a handy guide to writing a good research proposal.

Step 2: Complete an application form with your proposed Director of Studies.

Step 3: Your application will be submitted by the proposed Director of Studies to the university's Research Degrees Committee for approval.

Step 4: Approved applications are sent to the University of Aberdeen, our accrediting university for research degrees for final approval and registration.

Further information on all aspects of applying to study for a postgraduate research degree is available from the Graduate School. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like to be put in contact with an academic within your area of study.
44110| University of the Highlands and Islands| History| [[The UHI Centre for History]]
The UHI Centre for History pursues historical research in, of and for the Highlands and Islands.

As the newest university History department in the UK, the Centre comprises an ambitious and vibrant team of historians, committed to research of international reach and significance. All of the Centre’s lecturers are research-active, visiting archives, writing books and articles that are published by leading academic presses and presenting their research to a wider public audience through engagement with local and regional community groups and cultural organisations.

Our research focuses on the history of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland and the wider world, from the medieval period to the twentieth century. While focusing on the history of the region, lecturers at the Centre have research specialisms in the following areas:

Irish, Scottish and British Diasporas
Maritime and Coastal History in the North Sea and the Baltic
Religiosity and Ecclesiastical History
Women, Gender and the Family
Warfare and Ethnic Conflict
Sport History

The Centre’s research has attracted substantial funds from external sources, including the Wellcome Trust, Scottish and Southern Energy, the Forestry Commission, Carnegie Trust UK, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.

The Centre has a growing body of taught postgraduate students, as well as postgraduate students undertaking research degrees.

Our vibrant research culture is supported by a number of events, including our seminar series, at which historians from Scotland, the UK and the world are invited to speak.

Centre staff are also responsible, along with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen, for co-editing the peer-reviewed journal Northern Scotland, which is published annually by Edinburgh University Press

[[How to apply]]

There is no national system for applying for postgraduate research study in the way that UCAS operates at undergraduate level.

Step 1: Make contact with relevant academic staff to consider your application in detail; to ensure you meet the entrance requirements; to develop a suitable research proposal, title and plan; assign a Director of Studies; establish an appropriate supervisory team; and discuss funding.

Here's a handy guide to writing a good research proposal.

Step 2: Complete an application form with your proposed Director of Studies.

Step 3: Your application will be submitted by the proposed Director of Studies to the university's Research Degrees Committee for approval.

Step 4: Approved applications are sent to the University of Aberdeen, our accrediting university for research degrees for final approval and registration.

Further information on all aspects of applying to study for a postgraduate research degree is available from the Graduate School. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like to be put in contact with an academic within your area of study.
44109| University of the Highlands and Islands| Health| [[Centre for Health Science]]
One of the main aims of the Centre for Health Science was to build upon the health science research activity in the region which is encouraged through collaboration, knowledge transfer, improved clinical outcomes, publications and commercialisation.

Since the first phase of the Centre was opened in 2006 over 70 research projects have taken place attracting over £6m of funding, working with a wide range of partners including University of Edinburgh, University of Aberdeen, Glasgow School of Art, NHS Highland and NHS Education for Scotland.

There are always opportunities for collaborative research projects in the Centre for Health Science, in particular in the areas of:

diabetes
genetics
telehealthcare and digital medicine
rural health
lipidomics
clinical trials

If you are looking to run a clinical trial the Highland Clinical Research Facility is ideal. Or if you are looking for a lab to run contract research UHI's Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science can help.

[[The Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science]]

The Department of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Science based at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, is conducting extensive research, primarily into the causes and consequences of diabetes, but also into a wide range of clinical conditions; most notably cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory diseases, and cancer. Led by Professor Ian Megson, the mission of the department is to undertake world class research into the causes and treatment of diabetes and the cardiovascular diseases that the condition precipitates. The department also undertakes a range ofcontract research to support commercial entities of any size.

The department is also home to the Free Radical Research Facility, and has research expertise in genetics and immunology, and lipidomics.

[[Rural Health and Wellbeing, Digital Health]]

The Rural Health and Wellbeing group (RHW) aims to advance knowledge of health and health services in rural and remote communities. Those communities currently face a number of important challenges including:

changes in demography;
changes in the nature of health care provision;
and increased expectations of the community.
RHW is developing the evidence base for rural health care by:

carrying out relevant primary research;
developing collaborative research with social scientists, geographers and policy researchers;
bringing the international perspective through appropriate collaborations.
The research group carries out innovative research and evaluation in the area of rural health, health services and community wellbeing. Based within the UHI Division of Health Research, the group collaborates with other UHI researchers in, Inverness, Moray and Lews Castle Colleges as well as being a member of the Digital Health Institute and RGU-UHI collaboration.
Using applied social science, the unit’s work in digital health focuses on how technology can be used in new ways to deliver health services in rural areas. This involves the design, testing and evaluation of technology to advance understanding of the digital infrastructure, organisational, professional and cultural barriers to the use of technology in rural services.

[[Lipidomics Research Facility]]

The Lipidomics Research Facility is a major new research unit looking at the impact of lipids, commonly known as fats, on disease development. It is the first unit in Scotland to turn the spotlight specifically on looking at the role of lipids in disease.

Developed by the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), the unit has been funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the European Regional Development Fund and the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council.

The focus of the research is to apply cutting-edge techniques to explore the role of lipids in the progression of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Led by Professor Phil Whitfield, the team are actively researching with partners in the region and elsewhere in the UK, as well as Europe and USA.


[[How to apply]]

There is no national system for applying for postgraduate research study in the way that UCAS operates at undergraduate level.

Step 1: Make contact with relevant academic staff to consider your application in detail; to ensure you meet the entrance requirements; to develop a suitable research proposal, title and plan; assign a Director of Studies; establish an appropriate supervisory team; and discuss funding.

Here's a handy guide to writing a good research proposal.

Step 2: Complete an application form with your proposed Director of Studies.

Step 3: Your application will be submitted by the proposed Director of Studies to the university's Research Degrees Committee for approval.

Step 4: Approved applications are sent to the University of Aberdeen, our accrediting university for research degrees for final approval and registration.

Further information on all aspects of applying to study for a postgraduate research degree is available from the Graduate School. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like to be put in contact with an academic within your area of study.
44108| University of the Highlands and Islands| Environmental| [[Mountain studies]]

At our Centre for Mountain Studies, based at Perth College UHI, an international group of scientists is undertaking research in Scotland, Europe, and at the global level. A major focus is on policies for sustainable mountain development, and providing the evidence base for these. The centre hosts the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Mountain Development and its world-class research underpins the MSc Managing Sustainable Mountain Development.

[[Environmental research]]

The Environmental Research Institute (ERI), based at North Highland College UHI in Thurso, is involved in research to address environmental issues and advance understanding of the sustainable use of the earth's natural resources. ERI's research priorities include: renewable energy; climate change; ecology; biogeochemistry; emerging contaminants; biotechnology; and bio resources.

[[Remote and Rural studies]]

Researchers at the UHI Centre for Remote and Rural Studies investigate the social, economic, environmental and cultural opportunities and challenges facing remote and rural places and people. We do this through conducting high quality research, stimulating public debate and the analysis and evaluation of policy options that secure the long term wellbeing of remote and rural regions.

[[Recreation and Tourism]]

The Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research, based at West Highland College UHI, has strong outdoor industry links and works closely with practitioners, landowners and NGO’s to develop and enhance Scottish tourism through a range of knowledge exchange mechanisms.

[[Sustainability]]

Sustainability Network Projects, based at Lews Castle College UHI, the SEARCH and NERD projects are sustainability projects investigating social, economic, and environmental aspects to improve sustainable lifestyles in the rural areas. As a linking theme that unites geography with aspects of health, energy, economy, and culture, the research is directed at investigating practical examples of sustainability.

[[How to apply]]

There is no national system for applying for postgraduate research study in the way that UCAS operates at undergraduate level.

Step 1: Make contact with relevant academic staff to consider your application in detail; to ensure you meet the entrance requirements; to develop a suitable research proposal, title and plan; assign a Director of Studies; establish an appropriate supervisory team; and discuss funding.

Here's a handy guide to writing a good research proposal.

Step 2: Complete an application form with your proposed Director of Studies.

Step 3: Your application will be submitted by the proposed Director of Studies to the university's Research Degrees Committee for approval.

Step 4: Approved applications are sent to the University of Aberdeen, our accrediting university for research degrees for final approval and registration.

Further information on all aspects of applying to study for a postgraduate research degree is available from the Graduate School. Please contact us if you cannot find the information you are looking for or would like to be put in contact with an academic within your area of study.

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