- First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university, (this may be waived if you have a higher degree, or can demonstrate a track record of practice based research that has been published in peer reviewed journals).
- One year post-qualification, graduation or registration experience in an appropriate context (normally health, social care, education or clinical/medical context).
Months of entry
The Professional Doctorate in Health is designed for a range of health and social care professionals who are interested in furthering their development as expert practitioners and researchers in practice.
By utilising web-based delivery blended with Summer Schools (typically five days in length), the programme aims to meet the learning needs of busy health and social care practitioners.
During the first two years of study you will complete a series of units covering research methods, evidence based practice, comparative health policy and other topics relevant to research in practice. Throughout the first two years you will also be developing a protocol for your doctoral research project.
The Department currently has research groups in the following areas: Sport Health & Exercise Science (SHES) Group Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) Research Group Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) Work, Health & Wellbeing Research Group (WHW) The Centre for Pain Research (CPR) is also based in the Department, and conducts research into the technological development for the control of pain.
Information for international students
Certificates for English language must be dated to within two years of the start of the programme of study.
- IELTS 7 (with no less than 6.5 in each component)
- PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component.
Learn more at the international page.
Fees and funding
For more information visit the fees and funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 01225 385949