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Masters/Doctor of Professional Studies MProf/DProf (Health and Education / Science and Technology)

Masters/Doctor of Professional Studies MProf/DProf (Health and Education / Science and Technology)

Key information

Qualification type

DProf - Doctor of Professional Studies

Subject areas

Medical Technology Technology Health Education Education Studies Sciences Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

The Masters and Doctor of Professional Studies (MProf and DProf) have been developed with specialist pathways to reflect the complex developmental work of senior professionals in disciplines that are aligned to the Schools of Health and Education and Science and Technology. The DProf is equivalent in value to the traditional PhD which means that at its successful completion you will achieve the title of Dr. Both degrees are specifically relevant to experienced professionals and it is possible to gain credit based on past professional achievements towards the doctoral programme. The Masters and Doctor of Professional Studies (MProf/DProf) are for advanced practitioners who wish to undertake research within their own professional context. They are distinctive in that you are placed at the centre of your research investigation, and therefore your work will be highly applicable to your professional development and career progression. You will begin by critically reflecting on your practice, before designing and undertaking a practice–based research project which makes a substantial contribution to your organisation and field. An academic advisor is assigned to you at the start of your programme and will be available to you throughout your period of research. As the focus of your work develops subject specialist consultants will be assigned to you so that you can draw on appropriate expertise in your area of enquiry or methodology. You will also have resources such as handbooks and online materials to enhance your learning journey as well as access to seminars, workshops and lectures held at the campus.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


7 years

Start date



Once you have designed your research then you have the opportunity to present it to a Programme Approval Panel and Ethics sub committee. This is a group of experienced researchers who provide you with feedback on your research proposal to enhance its robustness, ethics and potential for impact at the level required. You will incorporate their feedback in your final Learning Agreement which provides the plan for the following two+ years of research activity.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students for the DProf Framework have significant experience in their professional life and are also likely to have a masters degree. Where an applicant does not possess a masters degree, previous experience of higher education is not a prerequisite but experience within the work environment is essential. It is preferable that students for this programme will have experience of management of people and projects with significant technical experience. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more