Research course

Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

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

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto this programme, students are expected to have a UK undergraduate degree classification of minimum 2:1 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.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Professional Doctorate is designed to enable advanced practitioners to lead and respond innovatively to the rapidly changing health and social care environment.

We develop leaders who can improve health and wellbeing through addressing local, regional and national concerns, and who have the ability to build evidence bases that inform policy and practice development.

You’ll develop skills in critical analysis, enquiry and research through core units of study with relevance to health and care professionals in practice, across the state, third sector and business sectors.

This will help you to form your own conclusions about the implications for your professional practice, and intervene in health and social care debates as appropriate.

We deliver this practice-based course in two phases. Phase one, in the first two years of study (part time) one year (full-time), involves the study of four core units and one option unit. We teach these units via blended learning, a mix of face-to-face teaching, and online, supervised and guided study.

In phase two, (years three-five part-time; years two and three full-time), you’ll undertake independent study under supervision, submitting your thesis of approximately 40,000 – 60,000 words.

Department specialisms

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ProfDoc
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
01612476969