Research course

Professional Doctorate in Sport, Exercise and Health Science

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Qualifications
ProfDoc

Entry requirements

A master's degree in an appropriate subject and a suitable workplace environment to support the professional research and development project. Applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The Professional Doctorate is an alternative pathway to a doctorate qualification. It is a rigorous programme of advanced study and research, designed specifically to meet the needs of commerce, industry and professional groups and is the professionally oriented counterpart to the more theoretical PhD. It enables you to study a specific subject to the same depth as PhD students, but also to apply learning to your professional practice.

WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE?

The Faculty of Science offers a suite of Professional Doctorates. You will be supervised by experienced researcher-practitioners with extensive applied experience.

On this course you will:

  • Gain advanced research skills through the completion of a doctoral level programme of research
  • Be supervised by staff who have a wealth of experience in research and applied practice in sport, exercise and health science
  • Develop advanced ethical, communication, and consultancy competencies in applied sport, exercise and health science practice

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES MIGHT IT LEAD TO?

A professional doctorate is a desirable qualification for those working in areas such as the NHS, Physiotherapy, Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning

This programme encourages advanced analytical and critical thinking, while enhancing in-depth appreciation of research skills and how these are applied into the workplace. The development of this key knowledge will assist in enhancing policies and practices within your chosen profession.

On a personal level, the aim is for you to gain personal fulfilment whilst undertaking career professional development (CPD) and enhancement.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part time: £2,900 p/a *Tuition fees are subject to annual increase
International students
Part time: £7,150 p/a *Tuition fees are subject to annual increase

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • ProfDoc
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
023 9284 2994