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Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care - Professional Doctorate


About This Professional Doctorate

Course Description

The professional doctorate is suitable for professional health and social care practitioners to gain academic recognition at doctoral level in study directly linked to their specialist areas of practice. Designed to facilitate the development of skills in critical analysis, enquiry and research, this programme will enable practitioners to lead and respond innovatively to the rapidly changing health and social care environment. It offers a flexible, practice based route to a doctoral level qualification whilst developing research based and informed improvements to practice.

Features and benefits of the course

-Flexible, blended learning programme
-Practice based inter-professional expertise
-Academic recognition of professional experience and practice
-Develops and improves own professional working environment
-Contemporary approach to integrated health and social care expertise
-Research informed practice

About the Course

The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care is made up of four core units and students will be able to select one optional unit to complete their studies, which will be closely linked to their areas of professional interest.

This programme is delivered in two phases. Core and optional taught units are studied in the first two years, with the second research phase commencing in year 3.

Students with equivalent doctoral experience may be able to enter the programme in phase 2, please enquire with the programme team for more information.

Visit the Health and Social Care - Professional Doctorate page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To be accepted onto this programme, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of a 2:1 Undergraduate degree classification or have successfully completed a masters degree. We will also consider applications from students with less formal qualifications if they can demonstrate equivalent professional experience and evidence of study at Level 7.


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