The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC) is an interdisciplinary, postgraduate level research programme that has been designed to meet the needs of senior health and social care practitioners who wish to develop and lead evidence-based interventions within their own sphere of practice.
The applied nature of the programme develops candidates’ research capability and enables them to manage complex problems and advance their practice. It is an award at the highest academic level that is distinct from the PhD in that it fosters pioneering professional development relevant to the needs of the individual’s professional working situation.
The ProfD HaSC has a start date every other year. The next start date will be in October 2023, to be confirmed.*
To be considered for a place on this course, you must meet the entry requirements.
*This course will run subject to sufficient interest and applications to make a cohort educationally viable.
Please ensure that your application is accompanied by:
If you have any queries in relation to an aspect of the ProfD HaSC or would like to discuss your application please email [email protected].
The research proposal
The research proposal submitted with the application is not expected to be a perfect or finished product, as it is likely to undergo changes over the course of the first two years of study, in consultation with your supervisory team. However, it has an important role to play in that it is used to judge both the quality of the proposed project as well as the fit of the topic with the research expertise and supervisory availability within the school.
A successful research proposal should focus on viable health or social issue of relevance to you as a professional and your organisation. Please provide the following:
All written applications will be considered and those who meet the requirements will be invited for a virtual interview (up to 45 mins).
Selection to the course will be based on the proposal's quality, applicant’s qualifications, interview, as well as on availability of supervisors with appropriate expertise and interest in your area of research.
You can apply for Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care on the postgraduate admissions page now.
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