Taught course

Health and Social Care Professional Practice

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You should have:

  • completed a master's degree in a relevant health and social care-related subject
  • a minimum of two years' post-qualification practice experience in a health or social care environment working in a role that will enable you to facilitate change.

Months of entry


Course content

The value of doctoral study is evidenced in documents such as Careers in the NHS, the report to the National Allied Health Professional Advisory Board: modernising allied health professional careers programme (2011), and the future of universities in a knowledge economy (2009). The common theme is that postgraduate qualifications are becoming a necessity for developing careers in particular public and private sectors. It is increasingly evident that postgraduate degrees will become the minimum qualification for entry to certain health and social care professions. With a growing number of healthcare professionals achieving senior and consultant level roles, higher level qualifications are increasingly required. Engagement with our doctorate programme places you at the forefront of strengthening the flow of knowledge and skills at the highest level into health and social care. You benefit from the close and long-established working partnerships between the University and the workplace. Study at this level is challenging and rewarding.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months

Course contact details

01642 384110