Admission by undergraduate degree: Successful completion of Bachelor degree (minimum 2:ii) with significant experience in health service development. Students will be expected to be working in a role which has the capacity to support achievement of the course aims and objectives, and to be able to demonstrate organisational support. Admission by Experience (mature student status): A candidate may be considered for acceptance provided that they have relevant work experience and have strong references and personal statement. Usually, under such circumstances, the candidate would be invited for an interview where circumstances allowed (e.g. face-to-face, Skype, telephone).
Months of entry
This innovative Professional Doctorate will provide students with a rigorous framework for the development and synthesis of empirical, professional and organisational knowledge as the basis for the development of health services.
During the course of the programme students will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of issues at the forefront of theory and practice in students’ own professional field that enables them to critically evaluate research and provide possible alternative hypotheses. Students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of relevant research and scholarly approaches applicable to practice and service improvement, with an informed knowledge of how the results of this application may improve health care practice and develop research ideas/policy.
Students who successfully complete the programme will be able to provide a level of critical thinking that develops and advances new ideas and aids in resolving complex organisational and practice issues, taking into consideration budgetary, political, strategic, ethical and social issues.
Information for international students
English language requirement - IELTS 6.5 on all components OR specific English language country requirement AND application must include personal statement.
For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Sion Williams
- 01248 388451