Research course

Health and Social Care

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
DProf

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (or equivalent) and a Masters degree related to professional discipline (the latter usually completed within the five-year period prior to entry), and, normally, at least five years' post-qualification experience in a professional field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Students complete an advanced, structured and progressive programme of study which faciliitates their engagement in multi-professional collaboration by studying with colleagues from other professional disciplines.

This programme aims to facilitate the student to:

• Develop critical skills in advanced research methods, perspectives and theories.

• Engage critically with self directed learning, advanced scholarship and reflection.

• Apply appropriate research methods to professional practice that will inform policy formulation and identify new initiatives.

• Evaluate challenges within professional practice, and justify how various research approaches can be critically applied to the challenges and problems of the workplace.

• Critically integrate prior learning into the programme and build upon existing knowledge.

• Engage in multi-professional collaboration by studying with colleagues from other professional disciplines.

• Develop a high level of expertise in an area which will enhance professional knowledge at individual and organisational levels.

• Create and conduct original research within the professional environment that will make a unique contribution to existing literature through method or findings.

• Successfully complete an advanced, structured and progressive programme of study.

This course leads to the prestigious title of ‘Doctor’ and is aimed at aspiring health and social care professionals who want to be sophisticated leaders and change agents in their field of practice.

Qualification and course duration

DProf

part time
48-84 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School
Email
gradschool@chester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1244 511 000
Fax
+44 (0)1244 513 111