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Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care DProf

Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care DProf

Key information
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Qualification type

DProf - Doctor of Professional Studies

Subject areas

Health Studies Caring Skills

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This programme is for health or social care practitioners with postgraduate qualifications who want to research a policy or practice issue that’s relevant to their area of work and use the findings to influence the way things are done.

The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (DProfHSC) provides an opportunity to plan and undertake doctoral research with the aim of developing an area of professional practice and make an original contribution to existing knowledge.

Careers

You’ll receive comprehensive postgraduate training and develop transferrable skills that will equip you for your research project and wider career.

These skills include research planning, use of research methods and techniques, development of theoretical concepts, research analysis, conference presentation, academic writing and publishing.

We’ll encourage you to publish articles during your research project and present your findings at conferences, including those we hold here at the University.

Many of our research graduates enhance their careers by using their findings to recommend new policies or pilot new practice, locally or nationally.

Different course options

Part time | Cambridge Campus | 6 years | 16-SEP-20

Study mode

Part time

Duration

6 years

Start date

16-SEP-20

Modules

Advanced Professional Practice (30 Credits)
Critically Reviewing the Evidence (30 Credits)
Advanced Research Methods (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,204

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students are normally expected to hold a Masters degree and be working in or able to access a professional practice setting in which to carry out their research. Exceptions are considered on an individual basis, where applicants can demonstrate evidence of postgraduate study or publications suitable to prepare them for doctoral level study.