Research course

Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (DProf)

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Department of Acute Care
Qualifications
DProf

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

September, April

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.

Full description

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.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international students.

Fees and funding

Aside from self-funding or funding by your employer, charities and trusts (competitively sought after, as are Research Council Awards), career, graduate, and professional study loans may be available. Visit www.family-action.org.uk for information on educational trusts, or www.gov.direct.uk for bank loans at competitive rates. Alternatively, visit your local high-street bank.

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Qualification and course duration

DProf

full time
36 months
part time
36 - 72 months

Course contact details

Name
Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
0845 271 3333