Research course

Health and Social Care Practice

University of Derby · College of Health and Social Care
DoctoratePGCert by researchPGDip by research

Entry requirements

You should normally have a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters award in an appropriate academic field or equivalent. You should also ideally have a professional qualification or accreditation.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enhance your chances of securing a consultative role, as it will set you apart from other professionals in the sector. Currently, we offer the Doctorate in Health and Social Care Practice in the following fields:

  • Art Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Drama Psychotherapy
  • Health Sciences
  • Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Applied Psychology
  • Ergonomics.

Why choose this course?

  • Gain the skills and knowledge to become a professional leader, educationalist or clinician
  • Set yourself apart from other professionals in the sector by developing research and project management skills
  • Make an original contribution to your specialist field through independent research
  • Tailor this course to your own interests by choosing to specialise in certain fields
  • Engage with leading academics and professionals who are experts in the field.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48 months

PGCert by research

part time
12 months

PGDip by research

part time
24 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1332 591167