University of Bath Featured Professional Doctorate Programmes
University of Bath Featured Professional Doctorate Programmes

Professional Doctorate in Masters/Doctor of Professional Studies MProf/DProf (Health and Education / Science and Technology)

Course Description


The Masters and Doctor of Professional Studies (MProf and DProf) have been developed with specialist pathways to reflect the complex developmental work of senior professionals in disciplines that are aligned to the Schools of Health and Education and Science and Technology. The DProf is equivalent in value to the traditional PhD which means that at its successful completion you will achieve the title of Dr. Both degrees are specifically relevant to experienced professionals and it is possible to gain credit based on past professional achievements towards the doctoral programme.

Why study the Masters/Doctor of Professional Studies at Middlesex University?

The Masters and Doctor of Professional Studies (MProf/DProf) are for advanced practitioners who wish to undertake research within their own professional context. They are distinctive in that you are placed at the centre of your research investigation, and therefore your work will be highly applicable to your professional development and career progression. You will begin by critically reflecting on your practice, before designing and undertaking a practice–based research project which makes a substantial contribution to your organisation and field.

Specialist pathways include:

Health, Environment, Risk, Disaster Risk and Response, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Criminology, Sociology, Social Work, Housing and Regeneration, International Relations, Social and Public Policy, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Sport and Biomedical Science.

Course Highlights

  • They focus on developing your capabilities as a reflective practitioner, enhancing your ability to undertake critical practice-based research.
  • They provide an opportunity to make a claim for academic credits for a significant amount of prior formal and informal learning that you are likely to have already achieved.
  • Your study pathway and projects are tailored to meet your individual needs and research interests, and those of your organisation.

MProf/DProf by Public Works

It is also possible to complete a shorter MProf or DProf by Public Works. This approach is suitable for senior individuals who have achieved a substantial amount of research and development at the appropriate level and which is available within the public domain.

The award of MProf or DProf is based upon submission of a critical commentary on the public works. The candidate is supported by an academic adviser and consultant in the same way as the conventional award.

Visit the Masters/Doctor of Professional Studies MProf/DProf (Health and Education / Science and Technology) page on the Middlesex University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

- Normally candidates for the DProf Framework have significant experience in their professional life and are also likely to have a masters degree.
- Where an applicant does not possess a masters degree, previous experience of higher education is not a prerequisite but experience within the work environment is essential.

Course Fees

UK/EU Students*

£5,150 per year

*Fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for study are shown here as a guide.

This degree is offered part time. The fees below refer to the academic year 2019/20 unless otherwise stated.

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