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  Doctor of Health and Social Care (DHSC)


Liverpool Hope University    School of Social Sciences

Part time October Prof Doctorate 4 - 8 years maximum
Social Work (32)

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Embark on a transformative journey with the Doctor of Health and Social Care (DHSC) programme, tailored for social care professionals seeking to elevate their expertise. Delve into a curriculum meticulously crafted to hone your research skills and enrich your professional practice. The programme unfolds in two distinctive Phases: the Taught Phase, where you engage with six modules and craft a research Proposal, and the Research Phase, dedicated to a thesis project under expert supervision. To qualify for this enriching experience, a First or Upper Second Class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject, coupled with a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience, is required. A Master's degree is preferred. Embrace the opportunity to cultivate independent learning, research, and critical analysis skills, all while contributing to evidence-based knowledge within your field. Elevate your career trajectory and make a lasting impact on your professional community with the DHSC programme.

About the course

The Doctor of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has been designed to meet the needs of social care professionals. You are likely to come from occupations within areas such housing, welfare support, residential care or supporting disabled children or adults. You should have several years of professional experience, perhaps at a senior level. You should desire to pursue an area of research related to, and drawing on, your professional work. Your research will create new evidence-based knowledge, practice and understanding that will bring benefits both to you and your wider professional community.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a First or Upper Second Class Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject plus at least 3 years’ professional experience. Masters preferred.



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