DProf - Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care


Anglia Ruskin University ARU    Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care

Part time September Prof Doctorate 6 years part-time
Nursing & Health (27) Social Work (32)

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Unleash your potential with the DProf - Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care at ARU. This prestigious programme is tailored for experienced health and social care professionals seeking to drive change in their field. Through a structured two-stage approach, you will delve into advanced modules like Advanced Professional Practice and Advanced Research Methods, guided by expert academic advisors. The programme culminates in the submission of a groundbreaking thesis defended in a 'viva voce' examination. Notably, ARU's Faculty boasts cutting-edge facilities, including simulated wards and labs, ensuring a top-notch learning experience. Entry requirements include a Master's degree and access to a professional practice setting, with exceptions for exceptional candidates. Develop essential research skills, present at conferences, and make a real-world impact with your findings. Elevate your career and make a difference with ARU's DProfHSC programme.

About the course

This programme is for health or social care practitioners with postgraduate qualifications who want to research a policy or practice issue that’s relevant to their area of work and use the findings to influence the way things are done.

The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (DProfHSC) provides an opportunity to plan and undertake doctoral research with the aim of developing an area of professional practice and make an original contribution to existing knowledge.

The DProfHSC is undertaken in two stages. In Stage 1 you will undertake four 30 credit Level 7 modules, including:

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Entry Requirements

For entry into the Professional Doctorate, applicants are normally expected to hold a Masters degree and be working in or able to access a professional practice setting in which to carry out their research. Exceptions are considered on an individual basis, where applicants can demonstrate evidence of postgraduate study or publications suitable to prepare them for doctoral level study.

If English is not your first language, you’ll also need a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

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