Research course

DProf in Negotiated Studies

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Business and Management
Qualifications
DProf

Entry requirements

Applicants should typically:

  • Be in a position to influence organisational, sectorial or national policy; and
  • Have an honours degree and a recognised Master’s degree; and
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience of substantial responsibility and influence; and
  • Be able to demonstrate advanced writing skills and a commitment to continuing professional development.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our DProf is designed to enable high-performing professionals to stimulate organisational development and contribute to wider debates in their field.

Our DProf and DBA participants become active members of our research community. Members of this community are true practitioner-researchers who aim to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates associated with the contemporary issues impacting in their field.

Our DProf participants become active members of our research community. Members of this community are true practitioner-researchers who aim to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates associated with the contemporary issues impacting in their field.

The Faculty has a strong track record of facilitating organisational development across sectors. You can fast track your doctoral journey by getting recognition for your previous Master’s-level achievements. You can target strategic workplace issues and challenges for organisational and even sectorial change and benefit. You can contribute to and engage with our growing doctoral and researcher community. You will be able to network with researchers recognised as creating world-leading research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

It is expected that participants will apply for the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning for the first stage of the doctoral course: A Master’s award related to the expected area of research.

In order to become an effective practitioner-researcher who is able to develop strategic practice and contribute to wider debates, you will undertake a combination of workshops, high-level critical refl ection and sustained independent self-directed study.

This will be negotiated with the tutor but generally involves a portfolio and written assignments. There are no written examinations for modules.

Qualification and course duration

DProf

part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Chester Business School
Email
businessschool@chester.ac.uk