Research course

Health and Wellbeing

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing

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Entry requirements

The programme is open to experienced executives or professionals within health, social work and social care organisations and related disciplines e.g. sports, complementary therapies, pharmacy, public health and service management.

We also accept administrators in any health for related field, social workers, those in social care and working for charities, pharmacists, physiotherapists, ambulance and other emergency service workers, Doctors, Librarians with a speciality in health or wellbeing and HE and FE lecturers in these fields.

This mix encourages flexibility and openness to inter-professional learning opportunities and reflects inter-professional working in practice settings.

All participants will be expected to have a minimum of two years' appropriate professional experience. It will be each participant's responsibility to maintain access to a working environment to allow progression through the doctoral programme. Candidates will normally have already attained a Master's Degree in a relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

Undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton will enable you to demonstrate scholarship, methodological expertise, a contribution to knowledge about professional practice and a contribution to professional practice development.

The programme is designed to change how you as a professional think about the relationship between research, scholarship and expertise. You will be expected to make a significant difference to your professional environment from the beginning of the programme. Ideas and methods from a range of disciplines will be applied to your own fields of expertise. You will follow an exciting, flexible programme that will enable you to develop advanced research skills that can be applied to your practice.

The professional doctorate has a more structured programme than the traditional PhD and offers a higher degree of inter-professional peer support. You will work together with other professionals to build your quantitative and qualitative research skills, deepen your professional development, and learn from each other. Following completion of the taught modules, you will progress to the empirical research stage and with support from practice advisors and experienced supervisors will construct an independent and original piece of research that will enhance the knowledge base in your field of practice.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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