The Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice provides an alternative award for the traditional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The D.Prof is a unique programme designed for professionals working in the Criminal Justice sector who are interested in furthering their development as expert practitioners.
You’ll develop a critical awareness of topics at the forefront of criminal justice and the contexts and theories that influence practice in these areas.
This bespoke qualification can be tailored to professional requirements, increasing the potential for personal development and career progression.
The course has two points of entry - Stage One involves undertaking an MSc in Criminal Justice.
Stage Two involves undertaking the Professional Doctorate Thesis, and a level 8 module.
The course is either 4 years full time (1 year MSc + 3 years Professional Doctorate Thesis) or 8 years part time (2 years MSc + 6 years Professional Doctorate Thesis). If students are admitted directly at Stage 2 this will be reduced to 3 years full time or 6 years part time.
As this course is exclusively online, the programme will make extensive use of Blackboard (eLearn), which promotes access to a variety of resources and materials designed to meet the learning needs of distance learning students.
Extensive resources are available to support your studies (ie SPSS) provided by the University’s Library and IT staff. You’ll have access to a huge range of electronic resources including e-journals and databases, eBooks, images and texts.
The Professional Doctorate course is delivered by a diverse range of experienced research/practitioner active staff from within the School. You can access information (eg about staff research interest and publications) via online staff profiles (available through the appropriate School web pages). In addition, specialist staff such as those from the University Learning Information Service’s may contribute to modules, where their particular expertise will enhance your learning experience.
The Professional Doctorate is designed to augment students in developing their careers through the following routes:
Visit the Criminal Justice - DProf page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!
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