Research course

Professional Doctorate

University of the West of Scotland · University of the West of Scotland

Entry requirements

Normally, a Masters degree in a relevant subject

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

UWS is delighted to announce the launch of its innovative, blended learning, part time Professional Doctorate (DProf). This programme combines the art and science of professional practice and the concept of reflective practice with relevant academic theory helping you to apply this to the investigation/exploration of problems. You will be encouraged to create solutions and introduce change within your workplace. This Doctoral level programme has a focus on professional practice and because it is work focused there is no interruption to your earning power. The DProf is interdisciplinary, and recognises that real world professional practice problems are dynamic and complex. The programme will facilitate an investigation into the contemporary issues facing your profession and to make a contribution to professional knowledge that is applied and practical in nature.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months

Course contact details

Professor Ruth Deery