Research course

DPP/DPM Professional Doctorates: Public Policy (DPP) and Public Management

University of Nottingham · School of Sociology and Social Policy

Entry requirements

Please contact the school for more details.

Months of entry


Course content

Professional Doctorates are doctoral level qualifications, equivalent to traditional PhDs. They are rigorous programmes of advanced applied study and research, specifically designed to meet the needs of practising professionals. They provide a framework for the integration of professional expertise and scholarly inquiry to explore specific areas of interest.

The DPP and DPM programmes combine taught courses on public policy, public management and research methods with carrying out a substantial piece of independent, doctoral-level research. Both qualifications are designed for practising professionals and provide critical reflection on public sector reforms, including evidence-based policy and practice.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-96 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5354