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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

45785| University of Portsmouth| Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)| [[Why take this course?]]

The EdD is a doctoral level qualification designed for professionals working within the education sector. It provides a structured programme of advanced scholarship and research which is of equivalent level to the traditional PhD, but which is orientated towards professional practice. The course is aimed at professionals across a range of educational contexts, including teachers, lecturers, trainers, educational consultants and early years practitioners.


[[What opportunities might it lead to?]]

professionals working within the education sector. It provides a structured programme of advanced scholarship and research which is of equivalent level to the traditional PhD, but which is orientated towards professional practice. The course is aimed at professionals across a range of educational contexts, including teachers, lecturers, trainers, educational consultants and early years practitioners.



[[What will I experience?]]

On this course you can:
undertake a structured doctoral programme
engage in explicit reflection on professional knowledge and practice
experience peer learning and networking opportunities afforded by the cohort approach


[[Module Details]]

The taught element of the programme is completed over two years and focusses on developing the knowledge and skills to enable you to successfully complete a doctoral level research project. On successful completion of the taught phase and submission of a research proposal, you will be assigned a supervisory team to support you in the completion of your doctoral thesis.

Core units you will study include:

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



[[Programme Assessment]]

The taught element of the course is delivered through workshops and online discussions (Moodle). The programme of themed workshops will include seminars led by the course team and opportunities for interactive group work. You will also have access to a Moodle site which contains relevant links and resources and which will enable discussions to continue between formal workshops.

As well as this, you will also be required to undertake independent study to supplement the formal teaching sessions, with appropriate guidance from a tutor or thesis supervisor.

There is a wide variety of different assessments aimed at integrating academic knowledge and professional practice, including:

a reflective practice assignment
a review of an academic journal article
a small scale research project
a research proposal
a thesis viva voce examination



[[Student Destinations]]

As you will already be in employment, this qualification is aimed at enhancing career opportunities within professional practice. However, students on other professional doctorate studies have found the qualification useful in developing their links with the higher education sector, e.g. through guest lecturing, part time teaching or joint publications with academic staff.

Roles our graduates have taken on include:
Lecturer
Researcher
45717| York St John University| DMin Professional Doctorate Ministry| Our professional doctorates allow people working in education or faith-based communities to do research that will expand knowledge in their profession and develop their professional practice. The programme (delivered at doctoral level throughout) combines four taught modules (taken over first two years) and a research thesis (completed in the following two to four years). The taught elements of the programme allow a more corporate and collegiate-style of learning than is usually possible when studying for a traditional PhD.

[[Course detail]]

The DMin is a well-recognised award among those who ministry in Christian churches.

Whatever your particular tradition, this award will enable you to study specific questions related to your mission and ministry and/or that of your church.

You might explore particular beliefs, attitudes or behaviours among clergy or congregations in order to better understand how to make minsters more effective.

Alternatively you could focus more specifically on your own practice and use action research to study the effect of a particular intervention or programme.

[[Format]]

At York St John we have experts in areas such as:

• Practical Theology (with an emphasis on Empirical Theology and the use of
quantitative data)
• Mission and Ministry
• Theological education
• Ordinary Theology (with an emphasis on qualitative data)
• Congregational studies
• Psychological aspects of ministry
• The Bible and ordinary readers

[[How to apply]]

For information on how to apply, please see the following link:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

[[Other sources of funding]]

Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/student-services/money/funding-my-course/postgraduate-/postgraduate-funding-/
45716| York St John University| DRel Professional Doctorate Religion| Our professional doctorates allow people working in education or faith-based communities to do research that will expand knowledge in their profession and develop their professional practice. The programme (delivered at doctoral level throughout) combines four taught modules (taken over first two years) and a research thesis (completed in the following two to four years). The taught elements of the programme allow a more corporate and collegiate-style of learning than is usually possible when studying for a traditional PhD.

[[Course detail]]

This DRel is a new award that is designed specifically for professionals whose context is religious, but who are not necessarily involved in ‘ministry’.

Religious leaders from non-Christian backgrounds, or people working in para-religious organisations such as faith-based charities or NGOs may prefer an award that recognises the more broadly religious character of their work.

This award allows you to explore a very wide range of religious practice, including religious leadership in particular faith traditions, as well as the place of religion in society more generally.

What makes it a professional doctorate award is the requirement to like research to some sort of practice in these areas.

[[Format]]

At York St John we have experts in areas such as:

• Religion in the Public Sphere
• Public Theology
• Religion, peace and reconciliation
• Religion, politics and international relations
• World Christianity (with an emphasis on Asia)
• Judaism in contemporary contexts
• Islam in contemporary practice
• Contemporary religious communities

[[How to apply]]

For information on how to apply, please see the following link:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

[[Other sources of funding]]

Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/student-services/money/funding-my-course/postgraduate-/postgraduate-funding-/
45715| York St John University| EdD Professional Doctorate in Education| Our professional doctorates allow people working in education or faith-based communities to do research that will expand knowledge in their profession and develop their professional practice. The programme (delivered at doctoral level throughout) combines four taught modules (taken over first two years) and a research thesis (completed in the following two to four years). The taught elements of the programme allow a more corporate and collegiate-style of learning than is usually possible when studying for a traditional PhD.

[[Course detail]]

The EdD is a well-recognised award which is aimed at a broad spectrum of people working in education or allied professions.

If you work at a school, FE or HE institution, or in an education or training role in a different sector, such as health, youth work or law enforcement, this award can help you to research aspects of teaching or management that relate to your role in the organisation, or to policy and practice across the sector more generally.

[[Format]]

At York St John we have experts in areas such as:

• Education Policy
• Education and Globalisation
• Teacher Formation and Development
• Curriculum and Assessment
• Education and Politics
• Education and Democracy
• Vocational Education

[[How to apply]]

For information on how to apply, please see the following link:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/how-to-apply/

[[Other sources of funding]]

Information on alternative sources of funding can be found here:
https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/student-services/money/funding-my-course/postgraduate-/postgraduate-funding-/
45706| Aston University| Optometry/Ophthalmic Science - Professional Doctorate/MSc/PGDip/PGCert| A professional doctorate that enables eye care professionals to enhance their knowledge, critical awareness of current issues, and to be at the forefront of their academic discipline through taught and research elements.

[[Course outline]]
The Doctor of Optometry/ Doctor of Ophthalmic Science (previously known as the Aston “Ophthalmic Doctorate”) is a unique qualification - a professional doctorate - that enables eye care professionals to enhance their knowledge, and critical awareness of current issues, and to be at the forefront of their academic discipline through taught and research elements.

Taught modules are 20 credits each, nominally equivalent to 200 hours of student learning. Modules consist of remote access lectures with electronic formative assessments and a module coursework assignment such as reflective case records, or an essay/literature review related to the module. There are two study periods per year to complete taught modules; 1st October -31st January and 1st March - 30th June. Module results are ratified at Examination Boards held shortly after the end of each study period.

The research project is the major component of the doctorate, supervised by members of the Optometry Subject Group academic staff. Students will develop their research proposals based upon their own clinical interests, or may opt to select a project nominated by an Aston academic. Because this is a distance-learning programme, the research is not normally carried out on the University campus, and it is essential that the student has access to the facilities and resources needed to carry out the research, usually in the student's place of work.

The research stage requires a significant long-term commitment, as it is equivalent to around 2 years of full-time work (i.e. 4 years part-time). Candidates ultimately submit a thesis which is examined in a viva voce examination.

The Doctor of Optometry programme is aimed at practising optometrists, who will complete case records where required for taught module coursework, and will undertake a practice- based research project. The Doctor of Ophthalmic Science programme is for eye care professionals who may not be practising optometrists, e.g. medics/ orthoptists/ product designers; these students may complete scientific essays to fulfil the coursework requirements, and undertake a non-clinical research project.

This degree is only available as part-time distance learning, so it is vital that the student has access to a good broadband internet connection.

[[Flexible credit accumulation]]
New students initially register as LHS postgraduate students within a framework of flexible credit accumulation (FCA). Within this framework it is possible to graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Optometry (60 taught credits); Postgraduate Diploma in Optometry (120 taught credits); M.Sc. in Optometry/ Ophthalmic Science (180 credits: 120 taught, 60 dissertation) or the Doctor of Optometry (DOptom)/ Doctor of Ophthalmic Science (DOphSc).

As part of the flexible programme, UK optometrists may complete the theoretical element of the GOC-approved Independent Prescribing for Optometrists. Further information is available here: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lhs/cpd/courses/optometry/independent-prescribing-for-optometrists/

The MSc requires the completion of 6 taught modules (120 credits) and a 60 credit narrative research review (dissertation).

Completion of the DOptom/ DOphSc requires 180 taught module credits and successful completion of a substantial personal research project, with submission of a thesis/ portfolio of work and a viva voce examination with an internal and external examiner. Up to 60 credits may be awarded in respect of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), whether experiential or certificated (e.g. previous completion of the Aston MOptom). To progress to full doctoral registration requires a minimum of 120 taught module credits including the compulsory 20 credit Research Methods module, an approved project proposal, and successful completion of the qualifying report stage, assessed by viva voce examination with an internal examiner. The report and the viva voce examination will be used to assess suitability for progression to the full doctoral project.

[[Timescales for study]]
Taught credits are valid for 5 years, so students studying for an MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate must complete their studies within 5 years of enrolment on the programme.

Students undertaking the DOptom/DOphSc. programme must complete their taught module requirement and complete the research stage within 6 years of registration. Note that in accordance with University Regulations for part-time research students, the earliest date for completion of the doctoral programme (i.e. submission of thesis/ portfolio) is 4 years following registration.

[[Subject guide and modules]]
Taught modules include:
-Accommodation and Presbyopia (OP4AAP)
-Advanced Contact Lenses (OP4ACL)
-Advanced Visual Science (OP4AVS)
-General Ocular Therapeutics (OP4GOT)
-Glaucoma (OP4GL1)
-Investigative Ophthalmic Science (OP4IOS)
-Myopia (OP4MY1)
-Nutrition and the Eye (OP4NE1)
-Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (OP4OT1)
-Prescribing for disorders of the eye (OP4OT2)
-Refractive Surgery (OP4RS1)
-Research Methods (OP4RM1)
-Research Review (Dissertation modules OP4OPR and OP40SR)
-Retinal and Macular Disorders (OP4RMD)
-Visual Impairment (OP4VI1)

[[Learning, teaching & assessment]]
For taught modules, online lectures, available on our virtual environment whenever you chose to view them are accompanied by short tests throughout the module. Each module includes a substantial piece of coursework, e.g. a scientific literature review or portfolio of case records. The pass mark for all forms of taught module assessment is 50%.

For the main element of the doctorate, the research project, candidates submit a report and undergo a qualifying report stage within one year of becoming research active. Once this stage has been passed, candidates continue their research, culminating in the submission of a thesis (up to 80, 000 words) which is examined in a viva examination by experts in the chosen field. The degree of Doctor of Optometry or Doctor of Ophthalmic Science is awarded to candidates who successfully defend their thesis.
45702| Aston University| Hearing Therapy - Professional Doctorate/MSc/PGDip/PGCert| -The first UK professional doctorate in Hearing Therapy
-Blended learning – study predominantly undertaken on-line alongside professional practice
-Can alternatively study for an MSc/ PGDip/ PGCert as part of the same programme framework
-Combination of taught modules and supervised practice-based research makes the course highly relevant to professionals engaged in the field of rehabilitation in audiology
-Students complete an in-practice research project with support from an academic supervisor

[[Programme outline & modules]]
PGCert – all taught modules are 20 credits
-Hearing Therapy (5 days face to face delivery + online support)
-Tinnitus Management (online delivery)
-Aural Rehabilitation (online delivery)

PGDip – all taught modules are 20 credits
-Evidence Based Practice (online delivery)
-Health Behaviours (online delivery)
-Vestibular Rehabilitation (online delivery)

MSc – all taught modules are 20 credits
-Research Methods (face to face + online delivery)
-Research Project I (face to face + online delivery)
-Research Project II (face to face + online delivery)

Doctor of Hearing Therapy – all taught modules are 20 credits. Students will select one of the following two modules:
-Qualitative Research Methodology (online delivery)
-Quantitative Methods and Advanced Statistics (online delivery)
-Research project & thesis. The personal research project is the core of Doctor of Hearing Therapy programme.

All modules can also be undertaken independently as continuing professional development.

[[Learning, teaching & assessment]]
Taught modules are 20 credits each, nominally equivalent to 200 hours of student learning. Modules consist of remote access lectures with electronic formative assessments and a module coursework assignment such as reflective case records, or an essay/literature review related to the module. Module results are ratified at Examination Boards held shortly after the end of each study period.

The research project is the major component of the doctorate, supervised by members of the Applied Health Research Group (http://www.aston.ac.uk/lhs/research/centres-facilities/applied-health-research-group/). Students will develop their research proposals based upon their own clinical interests, or may opt to select a project nominated by an Aston academic. Because this is a distance-learning programme, the research is not normally carried out on the University campus, and it is essential that the student has access to the facilities and resources needed to carry out the research, usually in the student's place of work.

The research stage requires a significant long-term commitment, as it is equivalent to around 2 years of full-time work (i.e. 4 years part-time). Candidates ultimately submit a thesis which is examined in a viva voce examination.

The Doctor of Hearing Therapy programme is aimed at practising audiologists, who will complete case records where required for taught module coursework, and will undertake a practice- based research project.

Students are on campus at the start of the programme when they have the opportunity to participate in group activities.
45502| University College London| Doctorate in Clinical Psychology| The UCL Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is the largest professional training course for Clinical Psychologists in the United Kingdom, and welcomes high-calibre candidates from the UK and abroad. The course provides a first-rate training in clinical psychology, leading to a doctoral qualification accredited by the UK’s Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). The Course’s overarching aim is to train independently minded, scientifically-oriented and compassionate clinicians capable of taking a leadership role in health services at home or abroad.

The UCL Course is at the forefront of many of the national and local developments and innovations which impact on the profession, and many members of staff are closely involved in NHS planning at both national and local level. We aim to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills they need to become effective clinical practitioners in a rapidly changing NHS. The Course has an explicitly pluralistic ethos and exposes trainees to a variety of approaches. It also encourages practice that demonstrates an awareness of equal opportunities and a sensitivity to the multi-cultural contexts routinely encountered in clinical work in London.

The course is three years in length and consists of a mixture of taught lectures, seminars and workshops running alongside a series of 6 placements based in clinical services in and around London. The academic programme is delivered by a highly experienced team of clinical psychologists, many of whom are world-leaders in their academic and clinical fields. The clinical placements provide trainees with opportunities to develop their skills under experienced supervision in a wide variety of contexts, using a broad range of models, and with a wide spectrum of clients.

As a course that is based in one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, UCL trainees have the opportunity to conduct high-quality research under the supervision of leading scientists in the field.

Core Purpose and Philosophy of the Course http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dclinpsy/docs/app_docs/core_purpose_and_philosophy

[[Applying to the Course]]

The course welcomes applications from interested candidates from the UK and EU. International candidates apply directly to UCL. Further details can be found on the following webpage: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/dclinpsy/international/

For details of the application process for UK and EU candidates, please choose from the options below.

At present trainees are full-time employees of the health service, and their University fees are paid directly by the NHS. Although there is a possibility that these arrangement may not apply to candidates entering programmes in 2017, this is unclear. As such, candidates should not be deterred from making applications.

This message will be updated as soon as more information is forthcoming.

The closing date for for receipt of applications for courses starting in Autumn 2017 is 1pm on 30th November 2016.

[[Further Entry Requirements]]

The UCL Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is a 3-year full-time programme which entitles graduates to apply for registration as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council and as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

Candidates need to meet some basic academic criteria. After that, they also need to demonstrate (by gaining some relevant clinical experience) that they have some awareness of the roles undertaken by clinical psychologists, are familiar with the sorts of clients psychologists see, and have an idea of the contexts within which psychologists work. In addition, they need to show that they have the appropriate personal characteristics needed to work effectively with a wide range of potentially vulnerable individuals, and to contribute to the work of fellow professionals in the NHS or equivalent organisations.


Candidates who have not achieved a good 2.1 may need to think carefully about whether it makes sense to pursue a training in Clinical Psychology, since it is unlikely that they will be offered a place on a Doctoral Course. However, we recognise that sometimes degrees under-represent someone's academic ability - for example, illness or major life-events may have meant that there were periods when it was hard to maintain a good standard of work. If this is the case applicants need to offer clear evidence of their academic capacity in their application. This evidence must be supported by an academic referee who has monitored the candidate's work and can clearly demonstrate that certain academic achievements results underestimate the applicant's academic abilities.

Candidates with a 2.2 will not usually be accepted on the course unless there is unequivocal evidence of subsequent academic achievement equivalent to a good 2.1. In practice this means obtaining a higher degree, but the type of degree needs to be thought about carefully. Some Masters degrees will not offer enough academic challenge, making it hard for an academic referee to make the unequivocal judgment about a student's ability that a course needs. The more academically demanding a course, the more likely it is that they will be able to do this.

Graduate basis for chartered membership
In order to be considered for a place on any training course in Clinical Psychology it is essential to have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)with the British Psychological Society (BPS), usually at the time of applying or certainly by the time shortlisting is completed (in February). Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership is the same as Graduate Basis for Registration: all that has changed is the name. So if you previously had GBR you will now have GBC. The usual way of obtaining this is by completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, or by taking a qualifying exam or programme which confers eligibility.

Not all Psychology programmes confer eligibility for GBC. If you are unsure whether you are entitled to GBC you should check this with your programme staff or write to the BPS (St Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East , Leicester LE1 7DR; Tel: 0116 254 9568; e-mail: [email protected] ) for more details.


Relevant clinical experience
In order to have a realistic chance of being selected it is essential to gain some relevant clinical experience before applying to the course. There are several reasons for this. It gives applicants a chance to test out whether work in this field is for them - it is much better to discover this before making a major career commitment. It also means that courses know that candidates' applications are realistic, and gives them an idea of how applicants have responded to the clinical work they have undertaken. Many trainees find that they make good use of their pre-training experience during training, so it is not 'wasted' time.

We know that asking for relevant experience causes people to think twice about applying for Clinical Psychology course. It means that there is a gap between completing an undergraduate degree and starting training, with no guarantee of getting on a course. This presents a real challenge to many people, not least a financial one. There is also a risk - widely recognised by courses - that potential applicants feel themselves obliged to work for a number of years in the hope of gaining enough experience to be taken onto a course. We know that most people work for around 1-2 years before getting on a course, and in most cases this should be sufficient.

Being clear about what counts as experience is hard to specify, especially because suitable posts vary enormously. As above, and very broadly, candidates should look for experience which gives them:

. an idea of what clinical psychologists actually do
. some direct clinical contact with the sort of clients psychologists work with
. an idea of what work with clients actually entails
. a sense of the organisational context in which clinical psychology usually operates

One common route is to find work as an Assistant Psychologist. These posts are advertised in the BPS Bulletin (distributed monthly to all members of the BPS) and also (although less frequently) in other relevant publications - for example, the health section of papers such as The Guardian.

As assistant posts are in relatively short supply, it is important to emphasise that they are not the only route to gaining relevant experience. For this reason applicants should think broadly about the possible options open to them. For example, employment in a social work context or as a nursing assistant in a psychiatric unit, or as a worker in a MIND Day Centre would be extremely valuable; all would count as relevant experience. Another route is to take a post as a research assistant, though the research should usually offer at least some direct involvement in a clinical area. It is worth remembering that a very "academic" research post would not give candidates much of a sense of how the clinical world operates, or how they react to the sorts of clients seen in clinical contexts.

There is something of a myth that applicants need to build an extensive 'portfolio' of experience, with more than one client group, and with a mixture of research and clinical experience. Speaking at least for selectors at UCL, we are not looking for this. We are looking for people whose posts map onto the bullet-pointed criteria just above, and who can show (and reflect on) the benefits of this experience in the way they present themselves. Basically it is the quality of experience - and what the person makes of it - that is as important as the quantity of experience.
45273| City, University of London| Counselling Psychology - Professional Doctorate| The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology course is designed to equip you with a rigorous training in clinical practice, as well as professional research skills at doctoral level, to enable you to become an effective and competent Practitioner Psychologist.

[[Who is it for?]]
The DPsych aims to develop ethical, reflective and professional practitioners of counselling psychology who work collaboratively with their clients to provide high-quality psychological services, drawing on evidence-based psychological practice in the context of a therapeutic relationship characterised by trust, respect, and appreciation for the subjective experience of the person and individuality of the client and their unique world view.

Our programme seeks to sit at the interface of science and practice. We value reflective professional practice and development of practice through the rigor of top class research.

You are equipped to work with a wide range of complex presenting issues; with individual adults and children, couples, families, groups and organisations; short and long term; in single and multi-professional contexts; and through transferring psychological skills to others in multidisciplinary teams.

You are actively supported during your studies by the course team to develop your own personal theory of the evolution, maintenance and resolution of psychological problems, based on your reading, lectures, practical skills workshops, personal development, collaborative learning and clinical and research experience.

We want you to have a stimulating, challenging, inspiring and personally supportive professional training environment in which to develop your knowledge and skills and further develop as a person and professional. We view you as active contributors to your learning and to the overall success of the course, treating each of you with respect and working with you in a genuinely collegial atmosphere as a developing professional.

[[Objectives]]
The Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology course is designed to equip you with a rigorous training in clinical practice, as well as professional research skills at doctoral level, to enable you to become an effective and competent Practitioner Psychologist registered with the HCPC, and Chartered Psychologist with the BPS.

Our professional, clinical and academic training is combined with the opportunity to develop your own portfolio of placement experience. This equips you to build a successful and fulfilling career in a broad range of settings, including:
-The NHS (e.g. inpatient settings, community mental health teams, specialist services such as early intervention, with different clinical populations e.g. older adults)
-The independent hospital sector
-Forensic settings including HMPS and probation
-Organisations in areas such as occupational health
-The Third (voluntary) sector
-Industry
-Government
-Private practice (including Employee Assistance Programmes)
-Academic and research settings

[[Placements]]
In addition to the taught components of the Counselling Psychology MSc/DPsych course, you are also required to complete 400 hours of professional face-to-face client practice in placements and 45 hours of indirect client work; frequent clinical supervision; personal development; 40 hours of personal therapy (at least 15 hours in Year 1); and various pieces of assessment throughout the three years, including a doctoral thesis.

Who arranges the placements?
It is your responsibility to find and arrange your own placements, although advice and support is offered by the Placements Co-ordinator and personal tutors. If your application is successful, on acceptance of a place on the course you will be sent further information about finding placements and available opportunities.

Do placements have to be in London?
No, you can undertake your placements wherever is convenient for you as long as you ensure your supervision is from appropriately qualified professionals. Supervisors should be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a 'Practitioner Psychologist', 'Registered Psychologist', 'Counselling Psychologist' or 'Clinical Psychologist'. All placements arrangements need to be approved by your personal tutor.

Supervision
Supervision should normally be in the ratio of one hour of supervision for every 8 hours of counselling work in Years 1 and 2, with a minimum of one hour of supervision per fortnight. In Year 3, supervision should be in the ratio of one hour for every 8 hours of counselling work, with a minimum of two hours of supervision per month.

[[Teaching and learning]]
A wide range of learning and teaching methods are used, including lectures, group discussion, group work, role play, trainee presentations, supervised clinical practice, personal therapy and personal development activities.

[[Assessment]]
You will be assessed through role plays, learning logs, skills assessments, essays, process reports, client studies, examination, critical literature review and DPsych portfolio.

[[Student focus]]
We want your time on the Counselling Psychology MSc/DPsych course to be as inspiring, challenging and stimulating as it can be. As part of our dedication to enhancing the overall student experience, we support you throughout your studies in many different ways:
-Personal Tutors
-Student-staff liaison committees
-Placements Co-ordinator

[[Modules]]
Year one:
-Context, Diversity and Standards in Professional Practice (15 credits)
-Research design and analysis 1 (15 credits)
-Research design and analysis 2 (30 credits)
-Professional components of counselling psychology (45 credits)
-Personal and professional development (15 credits)
-Cognitive behavioural approaches to counselling psychology (15 credits)
-Person-centred approaches to counselling psychology (15 credits)
-Psychodynamic approaches to counselling psychology (15 credits)
-Professional development and supervision (15 credits)

Year two:
-Professional Components of Counselling Psychology (45credits)
-Systems and Systemic Psychological Therapies in Counselling Psychology (15 credits)
-Psychopathology: Clinical Skills and Critical Approaches (15 credits)
-DPsych Counselling Psychology Thesis one (30 credits)
-Developing Research Skills in Counselling Psychology (15 credits)
-Contemporary Developments in Psychological Approaches (15 credits)
-Specialist group supervision (15 credits)
-Psychometrics A: Ability and Aptitude Training (15 credits)

Year three:
-Professional Components of Counselling Psychology (60 credits)
-Psychometrics B: Personality Measures (15 credits)
-Negotiating Relationships: Advanced Skills (15 credits)
-DPsych Counselling Psychology Thesis two (45 credits)
-Integrative and Pluralistic Approaches to Counselling Psychology (15 credits)
-Developing Research Skills in Counselling Psychology (15 credits)
-Specialist Group Supervision (15 credits)
-Supervising, Consulting and leading in Counselling Psychology (15 credits)

[[Career prospects]]
Counselling Psychology graduates are typically employed in a variety of settings, including NHS primary, secondary or tertiary care, the prison service, schools and voluntary agencies.

Employers of recent graduates include:
-St Bartholomews Hospital
-South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
-Central & North West London NHS Trust
-City, University of London
-Maggie's Cancer Centre
-Imperial College London
-Roehampton University
-London Metropolitan University
-Homerton University Hospital
-The Priory
-Capio Nightingale Hospital

Job titles included Consultant Psychologist, Counselling Psychologist, High Intensity Therapist, Lecturer, and Practitioner Psychologist.
45151| University of Genoa| Second Level University Professional Master “MIPET: Master in Industrial Plant Engineering & Technologies ”| Please click here to view website www.itim.unige.it/mipet

MIPET (Master in Industrial Plant Engineering and Technologies) is a One-year Degree Program organized in Genoa University and focusing on preparing new generations of top quality technical experts for Process Engineering, Industrial Plant Main Contractors, Power & Energy Industry, Iron & Steel Sector, Plant Equipment Suppliers as well as Construction Companies.

MIPET main aim it is to satisfy the expectation from Leading Industries in term of high technical skills and excellence capabilities in Industrial Plants and Engineering. The Master Program is directed by Polytechnic School - Faculty of Engineering in strong cooperation with leading industries and major companies operating in these industrial sectors; this approach guarantees the relevance and effectiveness of the initiative in the international scenario.

In fact this project is part of a large initiative devoted to develop excellence in Industrial Plant Engineering through the synergy between the expertise of Genoa University Engineering Faculty and Top Level Companies with long traditions that are leading this Area Nationally and Internationally in term of turnovers, size, processes and products complexity as well as know how and technical background and skills.
MIPET is devoted to create System and Process Engineers, Technical Coordinators operating effectively in Project Teams in Global Engineering and Construction. This Master provides deep technical skills in Industrial Plants as well as the capability to get the whole overview on the project and its technical aspects along the whole project phases: Offering, Engineering, Purchasing, Construction and Erection and Commissioning.

At the completion of the Master Program students develop transversal capabilities in all the critical areas (mechanics, high power, electronics , automation, computation, management, security and safety, materials, processes and components) combined with their specialization expertise in specific Plant Sectors (i.e. Power Equipment, Iron & Steel) as well as with the Company Internship Experiences.

More details can be found here: www.itim.unige.it/mipet
45138| University of Portsmouth| Professional Doctorate in Forensic Psychology| [[Why take this course?]]

With this professional doctorate you can achieve Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered status with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practising Forensic Psychologist.

This programme uses guided knowledge, applied experience, specialist input and evidence based practice, and you'll be well supported in a positive and collegiate atmosphere. There's also a range of placement opportunities.


[[What will I experience?]]

On this course you can:

Engage in specialist fields of forensic mental health and disorder
Learn how to use a minimum of two risk assessment tools
Be supported through placements by experienced and expert staff
Learn how to deliver expert evidence and training


[[What opportunities might it lead to?]]

The course will give you the knowledge and skills to become a practising forensic psychologist. The title, ‘forensic psychologist’ is a legally protected title and this course will enable you to use it and apply your skills with confidence.

Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:

Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologists in a range of settings: prison, community, NHS (secure units), developing their own private practice initiatives
Training Design and Training Delivery
Project Management


[[Module Details]]

Teaching will be delivered in blocks at the beginning and end of each semester so you are in regular contact with the University and feel well supported. We will support your professional work placement and help you to develop practitioner skills including the use of supervision, workload management, professional relationships and reflection, assessment and formulation skills. You will also learn intervention approaches which include desistance, environmental impact and rejection sensitivity research, forensic mental health and disorder - a unique unit not delivered anywhere else which focuses on a specialist area of increasing relevance in multi-disciplinary working approaches in forensic psychology.

Core and optional units

Core units include:

Practitioner Skills 1 and 2
Forensic Psychology in Context
Forensic Mental Health and Disorder
Forensic Practice Placements
Tools of the Trade
Training Skills
Approaches to Intervention
Empirical Research Project
Options to choose from include:

Research Skills


[[Programme Assessment]]

Our staff are experienced practitioners and are well regarded in the profession having held national leadership roles including Chair of the Division, Chair of the Training Committee and many others. Staff are Chartered and HCPC registered practitioner psychologists supported by REF entered psychologists within a department with long established forensic psychology links. They will bring this extensive experience as practitioners to their teaching which is applied, collegiate and supportive. Supervisors will engage with you in a positive working relationship and your needs will be well noted and addressed by your tutor at the earliest stage. A positive, supportive approach is nurtured at all times, as with the current delivery of the BSc and MSc in Forensic Psychology.

You will complete a variety of assessments including:

Empirical Research Project
Systematic Review
Case Formulation Exercise (x2 – one for assessment and one for intervention)
Placement Reports and Reflective Practice Diaries
Design and Delivery of Training Package
Group Presentation/Discussion
Tool Training Completion
Report Writing


[[Student Destinations]]

This course is specifically tailored for individuals seeking to hold a doctoral research degree and become a forensic psychologist. It's a unique course which provides a blended approach to gaining these qualifications in one programme of work. After completing this course, you will be will equipped for a career in academia (i.e., research, lecturing) and/or applied practice in the domain of forensic psychology.
45136| University of Portsmouth| Professional Doctorate in Sport, Exercise and Health Science| [[Why take this course?]]

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


[[What will I experience?]]

The Faculty of Science offers a suite of Professional Doctorates. You will be supervised by experienced researcher-practitioners with extensive applied experience.

On this course you will:

Gain advanced research skills through the completion of a doctoral level programme of research
Be supervised by staff who have a wealth of experience in research and applied practice in sport, exercise and health science
Develop advanced ethical, communication, and consultancy competencies in applied sport, exercise and health science practice


[[What opportunities might it lead to?]]

On a personal level, successful completion of the Professional Doctorate will offer personal fulfilment, professional development, career enhancement and encourage reflective practice.

The programme enhances personal development planning for continuing professional development. It encourages an advanced level of critical, analytical, debating and publishing skills, plus knowledge of the range of different research methods encountered in professional practice. Further to this, you will have the opportunity to research, with appropriate supervision, a professional issue/topic to generate findings and/or implications for the improvement of you own, or others delivery of that profession. As such, the benefits of the qualification extend to the broader organisation and profession.

Across many organisations (e.g. professional bodies for sport, exercise and health; NHS), a Professional Doctorate is now viewed as a necessary academic qualification for attaining higher level posts.


[[Module Details]]

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

Part 1

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

Professional Review and Development
Advanced Research Techniques
Publication and Dissemination
Proposal for Professional Research and Development
Attendance for Part 1 will be in six study blocks of three days duration spread over two academic years. Typically, you will be required to attend the University for up to 18 days for the whole of Part 1.

Part 2

This is the research and professional development component. It comprises one or two pieces of practice-based research, linked with a commentary demonstrating the relevance of the research to both practice and the practitioner. The nature of this study may include pure basic research or applied research related, for example, to a management or educational setting. This should normally take between 24 and 48 months to complete. Attendance for Part 2 will only be required for tutorials, seminars and oral presentations.

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

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


[[Programme Assessment]]

You will be assigned one or more university supervisors, depending on the area of research and professional development. Access to specialist advisors in the workplace will be required for Part 2 of the programme and will vary according to the area of investigation. We have excellent support systems for our Professional Doctorate students and you will be assigned a Personal Tutor for Part 1 as well as two Supervisors for Part 2 of the course.

There are further opportunities to attend Research Seminars and Workshops organised by the University's Graduate School.

The Professional Doctorate consists of coursework and research and is credit based. The coursework component will build on professional expertise by exposing you to challenging and innovative ideas in your field.

Assessment is by coursework including preparation of an article for publication, a research proposal, and oral presentations. This should normally take 24 months to complete.


[[Student Destinations]]

The programme is predominantly work-based and the activities will benefit your workplace/profession. The decision to support an individual on this programme recognises their importance to the organisation and the projects undertaken should allow your organisation to develop new processes and procedures that will be of benefit to the workplace. We would also expect this course to be appealing to those interested in pursuing a career in academia (i.e. research, lecturing) in addition to, or as a potential option, to applied practice in the domain of sport, exercise and health science.
45134| University of Portsmouth| Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology| [[Why take this course?]]

This course presents the UK’s first integrated Professional Doctorate and stage II of the BPS qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology. On completion of this course you will hold a doctoral degree, become a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, and be eligible to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist.

The course offers a unique blended learning opportunity for those who wish to achieve both the highest level of academic degree and vocational qualification to practice as a psychologist within the sport and exercise domain. Holding these dual qualifications is increasingly important for both career and professional development in the field of sport and exercise psychology.


[[What will I experience?]]

On this course you will:

Gain advanced research skills through the completion of a doctoral level programme of research.
Be supervised by BPS Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologists, Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Psychologists, and British Association of Sport and Exercise Scientists (BASES), Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientists. All supervisors are experienced researcher-practitioners with extensive applied experience.
Develop advanced ethical, communication, and consultancy competencies in applied sport and exercise psychology practice.


[[What opportunities might it lead to?]]

Specific careers directly related to this qualification include becoming an applied practitioner, researcher, or lecturer in sport and/or exercise psychology. Applied practitioners tend to be self employed or employed by national governing bodies, sport institutes, or private sport organisations.

Researchers tend to be employed by commercial companies and academic institutions. Lecturers in this field are employed by further and higher educational establishments.

You will not only be qualified for a career in applied sport and exercise psychology, but also in sports and exercise science, and management roles within the world of sport, for example, national governing bodies. Alternatively, given the range of general employability skills developed throughout the course, you could also go on to a variety of careers in other sectors, for example, business, the police and the armed services.


[[Module Details]]

The Professional Doctorate comprises two stages:

Stage 1 relates to the completion of a British Psychological Society accredited undergraduate degree or conversion course (conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Status) and a British Psychological Society accredited Masters degree (conferring Stage 1 of the BPS’s Qualification in Sport and Exercise Psychology). If you have completed the requirements for Stage 1 (i.e. Stage 1 BPS QSEP), you will be compensated for this through APEL and will enter the programme at Stage 2 of the Professional Doctorate.

Stage 2 of this course contains three core units: Publication and Dissemination (30 credits), Proposal for Professional Research and Development Project and Professional Practice and Research (30 credits), and Professional Research and Development Project in Sport and Exercise Psychology (360 credits). These units are made up of component parts and are assessed through portfolio work, presentation, and viva voce examination.


[[Programme Assessment]]

You will be assigned one or more University supervisors, depending on the area of research and professional development. Access to specialist advisors in the workplace will be required for Part 2 of the programme and will vary according to the area of investigation. We have excellent support systems for our Professional Doctorate students and you will be assigned a Personal Tutor for Part 1 as well as two Supervisors for Part 2 of the course. There are further opportunities to attend research seminars and workshops organised by the University's Graduate School.

The Professional Doctorate consists of coursework and research and is credit based. The coursework component is designed to help build on professional expertise by exposing students to challenging and innovative ideas in their field.

Assessment is by coursework (including preparation of manuscripts for publication and documents for review in line with the BPS QSEP) and oral presentations. This should normally take 36 months to complete.


[[Student Destinations]]

This course is specifically tailored for individuals seeking to become a sport and exercise psychologist and hold a doctoral research degree. It's the first course to provide this blended approach to gaining the qualifications in one programme of work. The course is designed for those interested in a career in academia such as research and lecturing, and/or applied practice in the domain of sport and exercise psychology.
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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