Research course

Professional Practice

Swansea University · Work-Based Learning

Entry requirements

Applicants for the DProf programme would normally have, or be studying for a Master’s degree, however we may consider those with a first or upper second degree in a discipline related to the proposed research project. Please note that due to the nature of this programme we can only accept applications from UK based students.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The work-based Doctorate in Professional Practice (DProf) is aimed at Senior Practitioners engaged in health, social work or higher education. Equivalent to the traditional PhD, the DProf is an innovative blend of taught modules and research projects which investigate the students own sphere of professional practice and workplace.

Studying for a DProf is a truly challenging and deeply rewarding experience, and Swansea University provides an excellent environment in which to pursue your research studies.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page:

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358