Research course

Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this programme, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of a 2:1 Undergraduate degree classification or have successfully completed a masters degree. We will also consider applications from students with less formal qualifications if they can demonstrate equivalent professional experience and evidence of study at Level 7.

Months of entry


Course content

The professional doctorate is suitable for professional health and social care practitioners to gain academic recognition at doctoral level in study directly linked to their specialist areas of practice. Designed to facilitate the development of skills in critical analysis, enquiry and research, this programme will enable practitioners to lead and respond innovatively to the rapidly changing health and social care environment. It offers a flexible, practice based route to a doctoral level qualification whilst developing research based and informed improvements to practice.

Department specialisms

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Behavioural Change, healthy ageing, sustainable communities, substance use and addictive behaviour, communication disabilities, mental health,

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

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