Professional doctorate programmes are increasingly the choice of professionals in a number of fields, particularly health and education.
The programmes have similar demands to that of a PhD but are structured slightly differently. Divided into two stages, with the first stage devoted to professionally focused teaching with assessments - the number of credits and modules will vary with the programme. The second stage focuses on research with students managing a research project usually based on their professional practice. The final degree is awarded on the basis of a thesis discussing said research project, in the same way as for a PhD and signifies a body of research but in a professional practice.
We offer Professional Doctorates in:
- Education (EdD)
- Social Work (DSW)
- Physiotherapy (Physiotherapy)
- Health Science (DHealthSci)
- Nursing (DNursing)
- Counselling (Dcouns)
- Public Health (DPH)
- Health Education (DEdHealth)
- Pharmacy (DPharm)
- Criminology and Criminal Justice (DCrim)
How long does a Professional Doctorates take?
These programmes are offered on a part time basis only and can take a maximum of eight years.
When can I apply?
Professional doctorate programmes have a single entry each year. Please visit the course pages for additional information.