Taught course

Professional Doctorate in Healthcare

Institution
Bangor University · School of Healthcare Sciences
Qualifications
ProfDocPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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

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.

Ask the IEC for assistance

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email international@bangor.ac.uk

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ProfDoc
    full time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Sion Williams
Email
sion.williams@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)1248 388451