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Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science DBMS

Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science DBMS

Key information
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Qualification type

DBMS - Doctorate in Biomedical Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The Professional Doctorate is an alternative pathway to a doctorate qualification. It is a rigorous programme of advanced study and research, designed specifically to meet the needs of commerce, industry and professional groups and is the professionally oriented counterpart to the more theoretical PhD. It enables students to study a specific subject to the same depth as PhD students, but also allows them to apply learning to their professional practice.

WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?

The Faculty of Science offers seven health and social care programmes at doctorate level:

Doctorate in Biomedical Science (DBMS)
Doctorate in Chiropractic (DChiro)
Doctorate in Health Science (DHealthSci)
Doctorate in Medical Imaging (DMedImg)
Doctorate in Nursing (DNursing)
Doctorate in Pharmacy (DPharm)
Doctorate in Social Work (DSW)

These routes are taught together and this enables students in each cohort to benefit from the experience of others and provides a unique inter-professional learning environment.

IS IT FOR ME?

The Professional Doctorate is open to a wide range of health and social care professionals, who have an active interest in practice-based research and professional practice issues, wish to attain the highest level of professional and academic achievement and develop their career within the health and social care arena. Relevance and application of the research to the professional environment will be a pivotal feature of the programme and reflection on practice will be integral to the learning process.

INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED

This course is recognised internationally as a qualification granted to those who have reached the highest level of professional and academic achievement in their field of endeavour.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT IT LEAD TO?

On a personal level, successful completion of the Professional Doctorate will offer personal fulfilment, professional development, career enhancement and encourage reflective practice.

The programme aims to enhance personal development planning for continuing professional development and encourage an advanced level of critical, analytical, debating and publishing skills, plus knowledge of the range of different research methods encountered in professional practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

7 years

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

Publication and Dissemination
Professional Review and Development
Advanced Research Techniques
Proposal for Professional Research and Development

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

The tuition fee is £2,780; mentioned fee is for 2018/19 there may be a slight increase for 2020/21 fee. The same fee will be applicable for Channel Islands and Isle of Man students. Tuition fee are subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

The tuition fee is £7950; mentioned fee is for 2018/19 there may be a slight increase for 2020/21 fee. Tuition fees are subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A postgraduate level qualification or equivalent in an appropriate subject and a suitable workplace environment to support the professional research and development project. Applicants are subject to interview.

University information

With just under 4,000 postgraduate students on campus, the University of Portsmouth is an ideal choice for postgraduate students. The university has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. A massive 89% of its research in physics and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework...more