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Professional Doctorate in Doctorate in Health Science (DHealthSci)


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Course Description

The Doctorate in Health Science (DHealthSci) is a 4-8 year part-time course. In the first two years you would be required to attend the university for taught modules. There are 5 modules in total, each of which is taught in 1-2 day blocks. Around this formal teaching, there are regular opportunities for face to face and e-mail support. In years 3 - 4 (and beyond where necessary) you would work under the guidance and support of a nominated supervisor to produce a 60,000 word thesis.

The programme has been specifically designed for professionals - practitioners, policy-makers, leaders and managers, academics and teachers - at all levels of education, from early childhood through further and higher education, to lifelong learning.

Specifically the DHealthSci aims to:

  • Promote an understanding of research evidence and methodologies relevant to professional practitioners
  • Develop a critical awareness of the policy context in which professional practice takes place
  • Enable participants to undertake a research study of relevance to their professional activities.

Visit the Doctorate in Health Science (DHealthSci) page on the Keele University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A candidate for the Degree of EdD should:

Hold a current first level professional registration with a relevant regulatory body e.g Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), including those in educational or managerial roles.
Have access to email and the internet for the e-supported parts of the programme.
There is no deadline for applications but you are strongly encouraged to apply before 1st August to secure your place and to receive the preliminary course information.


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