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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.


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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.
44107| University of the Highlands and Islands| Energy; Energy Engineering; Energy Technology; Energy and the Environment| Energy is a key research theme for the University of the Highlands and Islands, and we are building a reputation for excellence in research across a range of energy topics critical to the future economic development of the Highlands and Islands region and also to the long-term sustainability of the economy of the whole of Scotland.

The university is uniquely placed to make an important contribution to global research into new energy sources. Located in an environment that boasts internationally important landscapes and seascapes, and can be considered the primary European geography for renewable energy developments. The university has world-class facilities and multi-disciplinary research teams who are focusing on, and providing solutions to, the big energy challenges of our time. Our research teams have a special depth of understanding of the key issues surrounding the interface between energy generation and natural environments; be they marine, coastal or terrestrial.

This programme provides an opportunity for prospective students to obtain a Research or PhD qualification either on a full-time or part-time basis in the areas of energy engineering; energy technology and energy and the environment.

[[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.
44106| University of the Highlands and Islands| Culture and Heritage| [[Gaelic language and culture]]

The UK's only Gaelic medium teaching and research institution at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI on the Isle of Skye. It has a reputation for international excellence in research into Celtic studies and house an impressive collection of Gaelic, Celtic and Highland resources and archives.

Soillse - a research capacity building project to support and revitalise the Gaelic language and culture. This initiative is led by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI in partnership with Lews Castle College UHI and the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh and is funded by Scottish Funding Council SRDG scheme.

[[Remote and Rural studies]]

Researchers at the Centre for Remote and Rural Studiesare addressing the social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges facing remote and rural regions across the globe.

[[Theology]]

At the Highland Theological College UHI Biblical studies, church history and pastoral theology are particular areas of study. The Reformed, evangelical ethos of the college is often reflected in the conference papers, articles and books published by HTC staff. The library at HTC contains approximately 65,000 volumes including significant special collections.

[[The 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.

[[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.
44105| University of the Highlands and Islands| Creative Industries| Artist researchers contribute to a vibrant culture of research led teaching in the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum at Moray School of Art, Scotland’s fifth major art school. Research active staff operate across a broad spectrum of fine art and textiles practice with research interest in a range of areas including:

painting at the digital interface;
poesis and spatial practice;
the legacies of surrealism;
medical visualisation and drawing;
gender, natality and printmaking;
photographic practice, writing and spectrality.

[[Moray School of Art]] also leads the Between Places visual arts research group, initiated by visual practitioners and academics across the university in the Cultural and Creative Industries. The group aims to undertake innovative enquiry into practices and ideas relating to place, landscape and language, alongside contemporary approaches to the art in and of the Highlands and Islands. The dispersed nature of the research group resonates with our interest in place as an embodiment of possibility: place as a juncture or nexus of people, culture, environment engendered by geographies of inward and outward migration.

The dynamic nature of the world requires that we think about landscape and place in terms of the temporal, recognising that place is fluid and mobile, a landscape continually inscribed with the vestige and trace of cultural activity. The dynamism of place in practice can also be considered in terms of dialogue, informed by the view that the dialogic, in the strongest sense, captures the idea that we are made in dialogue with others, and indeed in dialogue with different places.

[[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.
44104| University of the Highlands and Islands| Archaeology| [[The University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute]] is a world-class teaching and research organisation dedicated to advancing our understanding of the historic environment through the creation, interpretation and dissemination of archaeological knowledge.The Institute provides a focus for :

university teaching and lifelong learning
innovative research
commercial applied research and consultancy
Our research

Situated in beautiful but environmentally fragile landscapes, our work takes in the full range of the Highlands and Islands’ rich and diverse archaeological heritage, including :

Neolithic stone-built settlements, tombs and stone circles.
Iron Age brochs
Pictish and Viking settlements and burials
historical archaeology of the Clearances
the First and Second World Wars.
The Archaeology Institute is also building a reputation for excellence by undertaking internationally significant research further afield with current research projects ongoing in Easter Island, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

You can also study for either MPhil (Master of Philosophy) or PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) in archaeology, enabling you to develop your own interests and ideas alongside a growing group of postgraduate research students undertaking research into a wide variety of topics. If you are interested in undertaking a research degree in archaeology, then please contact the department either via email or phone, to discuss your ideas before making a formal application.

For more information on any of our courses please feel free to contact Dr.Ingrid Mainland or telephone +44 (0)1856 569323 for an informal chat.

[[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.
44103| University of the Highlands and Islands| Aquaculture| [[Rivers and Lochs]]

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. We work with local rivers trusts, fisheries boards, landowners, industry and the public sector to provide scientific support to managers to protect and conserve biodiversity conservation and ensure its exploitation is sustainable.

For example:

Genetic analysis of brown trout in Loch Laidon reveals the presence of three genetically distinct breeding populations
Rivers and Lochs Institute involved in NASCO-EU funded SALSEA-MERGE project
Shellfish Hatchery – Stepping Stone Project could lead to Scotland’s first commercial mussel hatchery.
Funding has recently been approved for a trial to test the commercial viability of a mussel hatchery in Scotland. The main funders are currently Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC). The 30-month project could lead to higher productivity in the shellfish industry and support rural businesses and jobs.

Other key partners in the hatchery project include the Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG), the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Scottish Government.

Shellfish production is a growing industry in Scotland, supporting over 500 jobs across the supply chain, many in rural areas. Mussel production in Scotland reached its highest-ever level in 2014, with Shetland accounting for almost 80% of production.

There is capacity and demand to raise production substantially, if the industry can address issues such as the availability of mussel spat (juvenile mussels). The establishment of a commercial hatchery to produce spat will help to resolve this issue, providing Scottish producers with a reliable supply of spat (and potentially other juvenile shellfish species).

[[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.

44102| University of the Highlands and Islands| Agriculture: Agronomy Cereals, Biomass crops and Natural products research| [[Research On Cereals]]

Our cereals research programme is aimed at developing new commercial opportunities for cereals in the Highlands and Islands and includes research on both old and modern cereal varieties. Apart from creating new markets for growers and food and drink companies, the programme also aims to increase self-sufficiency in rural areas, reduce the carbon footprint of the region's food and drink industry and conserve valuable crop genetic resources.

[[Research and Development Activities With Biomass Crops]]

We have an important research programme investigating the potential of biomass crops as sources of wood fuel for windy, northern areas like Orkney.

[[Natural products research]]

Many Scottish plants have a long tradition of use as sources of medicines, flavourings, fragrances, dyes, cosmetic products and for other specialist purposes. Our region has a unique but varied range of growing conditions which have important effects on the vegetation and crops which grow in the region and on the chemical composition and quality of plant products. Moreover, the unspoilt Scottish environment has an excellent marketing image, making the area potentially very attractive for the production of plant-based natural products.

[[Department specialisms]]
Commerciable plant based 'new products';
'Alternative' crops;
Dye crops;
Food industry R&D needs;
Biomass crops;
Portable extraction technology;
Cereals crops;
Natural products;
developing supply chains;

[[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.
44060| London Metropolitan University| Forensic Psychology Professional Doctorate| Upon completion of two years full-time supervised practice (or equivalent), attendance at workshops and completion of the thesis portfolio, the Professional Doctorate will equip you with the appropriate experience and qualifications to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a registered psychologist with the right to use the title forensic psychologist.

[[About the course]]
In addition to enabling you to apply for HCPC registration, this course is designed to satisfy the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Stage 2 requirements for chartered psychologist status.

The course aims to produce competent, informed, reflective, and ethically and professionally sound practitioners of forensic psychology who are able to work in different settings. There will be a synthesis between taught workshops and your practical placements. Trainees are required to demonstrate core forensic psychology competencies at an advanced level and to complete D-level research. In addition to general forensic competencies and research, key areas of the course include consultancy, teaching and training, and assessments and interventions.

The course is delivered by a combination of professional workshops, supervised practice, research, and individual, group, and peer supervision. Course leaders are registered forensic psychologists with experience working in prisons, secure hospitals, and independent forensic practise in the UK and the US. Because working in multidisciplinary environments is increasingly important, some lectures are taught by registered psychologists in other fields, including health, occupational, and counselling psychology.

Throughout the course, critical reflection is encouraged on current discourses within contemporary forensic issues. We expect you to adopt a questioning stance to forensic practice that constantly looks to the multplicity of clients’ needs and expectations.

[[Assessment]]
The course is assessed through a thesis portfolio (46,000 words in total) and a Viva Voce that assesses the thesis portfolio. Components that make up the portfolio include the following:

D Level Research Dissertation
Assessment Case Study
Treatment Case Study
Consultancy Case Study
Communication Portfolio
Teaching Portfolio (including DVD of teaching)
Training Portfolio
Professional Skills Competency Portfolio
Competency Log Book as appendix

[[Professional accreditation]]
The course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), meaning that students who successfully complete the course are eligible to apply for registration as a forensic psychologist.

The course has also been designed to satisfy the academic requirements for the core competencies specified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) Stage 2 training in forensic psychology, leading to approval as a chartered psychologist.

[[Modular structure]]
All teaching takes place in small groups, including presentations, visiting experts, seminars and workshops. Training begins with a two-week Induction period, during which time seminars will be given both morning and afternoon Wednesday through Friday. Subsequently, workshops take place every three to four weeks on a Friday.

Individual supervision sessions are arranged at the convenience of trainees and supervisors. As a trainee, you can expect supervision every 3-4 weeks during your first year and every 1-2 months during your second year. You will meet with your supervisory team at least four times a year. Supervisors will also provide telephone and email supervision throughout the year. We also expect trainees to take part in peer supervision through group meetings and through the use of Weblearn discussion forums.

The course does not have a module structure. However, several essential themes are addressed by lectures, supervision, and teaching and learning exercises throughout the course. These include, for example:

working with clients, eg developing a working alliance, giving feedback/cultural diversity, Intervention approaches, risk assessment approaches, trauma-informed intervention
working with other professionals, eg leadership and group process, multidisciplinary working and case conferences, providing supervision and directing the work of others
ethical and reflective practice, eg ethical decision making, reflective thinking and writing, evaluating practice including quality control; and
research skills, eg systematic review, writing for publication.

[[After the course]]
You can expect to go into careers within the prisons service, health service, charity sector, or academic sector in a professional capacity as a chartered psychologist and registered forensic psychologist.

[[Why London Met?]]
At London Metropolitan University, we place students at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. We offer most of our courses on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.

The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research we submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.

[[Support from London Met]]
If this course is for you, please make sure you also take a look at key resources for postgraduate students on our website:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[[Further information]]
Dr Aisling O’Boyle
Course Director – Professional Doctorate in Education
[email protected]

Telephone: +44 2890975941

Website: www.qub.ac.uk/edu
43027| University of Stirling| Doctorate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Research)| New for 2016, the PhD in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Research is a unique programme, offered at the University of Stirling. This ground-breaking programme will develop your research skills to a professional level, which is characteristic of a PhD degree, and support your learning through seven modules, a feature of taught doctorates. During your time at Stirling, your learning will be facilitated by tutors who have extensive expertise in TESOL, research methods and/or educational theories.

This is a novel PhD programme across the UK, which is entirely dedicated to TESOL Research. If you are interested in investigating language use, teaching and/or learning, this PhD programme will be of interest to you. The PhD will challenge the boundaries of your academic knowledge and will be a rewarding experience both personally and professionally.

[[Key information]]
-Degree type: PhD.
-Study methods: Part time, full time. Campus based.
-Duration: 3-4 years, full time. 5-8 years, part time.
-Start date: January (part-time students) or September (part- and full-time students).
-Course Director: Dr Vander Viana.
-Location: Stirling Campus.

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

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

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

[[About the Faculty]]
The Faculty of Social Sciences is a large interdisciplinary unit, combining teaching and research interests in: Dementia; Education; Housing Studies; Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology; and Social Work. We offer an established, research-led suite of taught postgraduate courses, including our world renowned Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) courses, ESRC-recognised courses in Social Research and diverse Doctoral opportunities.

Our externally accredited professional courses, such as Educational Leadership, Housing Studies and Social Work Studies, are designed to best equip our students with practical and transferable knowledge for the complex demands of professional practice. The Faculty is home to a vibrant and diverse community of academics and postgraduate students, where creative thinking and independent spirit is promoted and celebrated.

[[Other admission requirements]]
Irrespective of your academic background, you are expected to have excellent language and numeracy skills and a willingness to engage in depth and breadth with the research field in TESOL.

If English is not your first language, you should usually have one of the following minimum qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
-IELTS: 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each of the skills.
-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade B.
-Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade A.
-Pearson Test of English (Academic): 67 with a minimum of 60 in each of the four skills.
-IBT TOEFL: 100 with a minimum of 20 in each of the four skills.

For more information go to English language requirements: http://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/entry-requirements/english/

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses: http://www.intohigher.com/uk/en-gb/our-centres/into-university-of-stirling/studying/our-courses/course-list/pre-sessional-english.aspx
42575| Leeds Beckett University| Education (Professional Doctorate)| The Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) is a research degree with equivalent outcomes to a PhD including its level of award and title. The EdD provides continuing professional development for those working across the field of education in its broadest sense.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stage 3
Thesis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Completed application forms should be accompanied by:

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

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

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

The addition of the PhD is likely to add to graduates prospects in clinical research and academic careers.
41897| University of Stirling| Clinical Doctorate in Professional Health Studies| Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals, of all varieties. The programme is practice-focused and has been designed to prepare future leaders of practice, education and leadership. Students will join other professionals from a range of disciplines for on-campus and online study, to benefit not only from the extensive knowledge delivered by the Clinical Doctorate team, but from each others experiences and expertise.

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

[[Key information]]
-Degree type: Doctorate, MSc, Postgraduate Diploma
-Study methods: Full time, part time. Campus based.
-Duration: 3 years full time, between 4–8 years part time.
-Start date: Students usually begin the programme at the start of a new academic year, in September.
-Course Director: Dr Kathleen Stoddart.
-Location: Stirling Campus.

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

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

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

[[About the Faculty]]
The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport brings together the collective expertise of multidisciplinary academics. We have a commitment to making a difference to world needs in health, wellbeing and society through teaching, research and public involvement.

We develop global citizens through our excellence in learning and teaching, focusing on employability to foster those who can make a difference.

Our portfolio of research-led Health Sciences courses advances knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals to promote patient-centred care.

As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence we are at the heart of Scottish and UK sport, committed to excellence in all aspects of University sporting life.

[[Other admission requirements]]
Please note that due to the nature of this programme we can only accept applications from EU based students. Applicants from outwith the EU are advised to contact [email protected] for a discussion on your suitability to joining the programme.

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
-IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill.
-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C.
-Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B.
-Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component.
-IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20.

For more information go to English language requirements: http://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/entry-requirements/english/

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses: http://www.intohigher.com/uk/en-gb/our-centres/into-university-of-stirling/studying/our-courses/course-list/pre-sessional-english.aspx
41896| University of Stirling| Clinical Doctorate in Midwifery| Our Clinical Doctorate is the only one of its kind in Scotland, tailored to the needs of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals, of all varieties. The programme is practice-focused and has been designed to prepare future leaders of practice, education and leadership. Students will join other professionals from a range of disciplines for on-campus and online study, to benefit not only from the extensive knowledge delivered by the Clinical Doctorate team, but from each others experiences and expertise.

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

[[Key information]]
-Degree type: Doctorate, MSc, Postgraduate Diploma.
-Study methods: Full time, part time. Campus based.
-Duration: 3 years full time, between 4–8 years part time.
-Start date: Students usually begin the programme at the start of a new academic year, in September.
-Course Director: Dr Kathleen Stoddart.
-Location: Stirling Campus.

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

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

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

[[About the Faculty]]
The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport brings together the collective expertise of multidisciplinary academics. We have a commitment to making a difference to world needs in health, wellbeing and society through teaching, research and public involvement.

We develop global citizens through our excellence in learning and teaching, focusing on employability to foster those who can make a difference.

Our portfolio of research-led Health Sciences courses advances knowledge and skills of healthcare professionals to promote patient-centred care.

As Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence we are at the heart of Scottish and UK sport, committed to excellence in all aspects of University sporting life.

[[Other course requirements]]
Please note that due to the nature of this programme we can only accept applications from EU based students. Applicants from outwith the EU are advised to contact [email protected] for a discussion on your suitability to joining the programme.

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
-IELTS: 6.5 with 6.0 minimum in each skill.
-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C.
-Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade B.
-Pearson Test of English (Academic): 60 with 56 in each component.
-IBT TOEFL: 90 with no subtest less than 20.

For more information go to English language requirements: http://www.stir.ac.uk/study-in-the-uk/entry-requirements/english/

If you don’t meet the required score you may be able to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register you must hold a conditional offer for your course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard. View our range of pre-sessional courses: http://www.intohigher.com/uk/en-gb/our-centres/into-university-of-stirling/studying/our-courses/course-list/pre-sessional-english.aspx

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