Applicants shall normally have a Master's degree or equivalent in the relevant field of study. In addition applicants are, where appropriate, normally required to have at least two years relevant professional experiences; endorsed by (where appropriate and relevant) membership of a professional body or institute. Applicants are required to have appropriate relevant professional experience and to be engaged in professional practice. Applicants are required to be researching or developing practice in an area which falls within the University's current research activities to enable the University to appoint supervisors who are familiar with the relevant area of research and practice. Students may also enter via non-traditional routes, who can demonstrate masters' equivalent experience and learning in their professional work.
Months of entry
The philosophy underpinning this course takes a new perspective on how learning relates to professional practice. It is designed to facilitate and enable you as a professional to consider the questions of importance in your setting, and build capacity in you as a professional and researcher to enable you to answer these pressing questions in your workplace.
The course is designed to support you to reflect at an advanced level on your profession, your practice and new, original ways in which you can contribute to the professional knowledge base in your area. The course is layered to enable you to engage with understanding traditional research methods and new pragmatic methods of research which can be used to conduct research in the professional setting.
It is somewhat different from many other doctoral programmes out there. The learning in this course is designed to be directly applicable to your workplace. The uniqueness of this course is in the systematic approach it takes to enabling you as a student to answer the questions you need answered for your professional practice, then supporting you to develop your research and writing skills, to enable you to produce an original contribution of knowledge to your professional area.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time60-84 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course information
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