Research course

Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Anglia Ruskin University · Department of Acute Care

Entry requirements

For entry into the Professional Doctorate, applicants 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.

Months of entry

April, September

Course content

This course is for advanced health or social care practitioners with postgraduate qualifications, who want to take an innovative lead in their speciality through original, published research.

Our team members specialise in health and social care research areas including acute care, allied heath, public health, and family and child health.

We’ll ask you to focus your work on an aspect of policy and practice, with a view to influencing approaches in your organisation or specialty locally, regionally or nationally.

Stage one of the programme features six workshops per year, to support you as you frame your dissertation proposal and build an initial portfolio of three 7,000-word research papers.

An academic superviser will guide you during this phase and throughout stage two, when you’ll research and draft your dissertation en route to the DProf qualification.

High quality research training and regular academic events, such as research seminars and conferences, are features of the programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DProf
    part time
    60-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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