Our DProf is designed to enable high-performing professionals to stimulate organisational development and contribute to wider debates in their field. Participants become active members of our research community. Members of this community are true practitioner-researchers who aim to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates associated with the contemporary issues impacting in their field.
Our DProf participants become active members of our research community. Members of this community are true practitioner-researchers who aim to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates associated with the contemporary issues impacting in their field.
The Faculty has a strong track record of facilitating organisational development across sectors. You can fast track your doctoral journey by getting recognition for your previous Master’s-level achievements. You can target strategic workplace issues and challenges for organisational and even sectorial change and benefit. You can contribute to and engage with our growing doctoral and researcher community. You will be able to network with researchers recognised as creating world-leading research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
It is expected that participants will apply for the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning for the first stage of the doctoral course: A Master’s award related to the expected area of research.
Our researchers engage in research training to negotiate and build their expertise before undertaking a major study. Specifically, you will focus on a negotiated research theme related to your Master’s (DProf).
In order to become an effective practitioner-researcher who is able to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates, you will undertake a combination of workshops, high-level critical refl ection and sustained independent self-directed study.
This will be negotiated with the tutor but generally involves a portfolio and written assignments. There are no written examinations for modules.
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Visit the Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf) - Negotiated Studies page on the University of Chester website for more details!