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Health Care Education Doctorate

Health Care Education Doctorate

Key information

Qualification type

DHC - Doctorate in Healthcare

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment. A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education or management in health or social care. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialisation. We offer doctoral preparation that integrates professional expertise and academic rigor. During your time working with us you will gain the skills necessary to make significant contribution to local and national health and social care provision through critical appraisal of current practice. The networks you develop while with us facilitate self-development. You will engage in critical reflection upon practice; work and lead within complex, multi-professional environments where you can demonstrate expert decision-making.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


7 years

Start date



This 6000 word portfolio will be in the context of your workplace and will clearly show that you function within it at an expert level. Your portfolio is central to the professional doctorate. We will support you and offer guidance through supervision.

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 need to have a Masters qualification (or equivalent); Current registration with a UK regulatory body where appropriate; Current employment in management, practice or education as appropriate and Employment in a senior position within a health or social care organisation; registered with a UK regulatory body (where appropriate).