Research course

DProf in Health and Social Care

University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applicants must have:

A relevant honours degree (usually minimum of 2:1)

A relevant Master’s degree

A minimum of two years’ experience in their chosen field

Months of entry


Course content

This course is designed to support graduate professionals working across diverse health and social care sectors to conduct doctoral research in this complex and evolving arena.

Research into health and social care is of major importance in the current social and economic climate. This increases the demand for practitioners who are able to effectively lead, innovate and evaluate service provision with a limited resource allocation. This course is designed to enable the personal and professional development of individuals working within these areas.

Health and social care research continues to be at the vanguard of social, economic and political debates.

This course is designed and delivered by a team of academics who are research active and committed to the ongoing development of health and social care policy, practice and service delivery. You will therefore be joining a community where debate and critical thought are both welcomed and fostered.

You will be encouraged to reflect upon current practice, explore new ways of thinking, explore new or different theoretical perspectives, and offer new insights into the chosen field of study.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

IELTS Academic: 7.0 (minimum 6.0 in each band).

Fees and funding

UK students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DProf
    part time
    60-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions