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  Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC)

University of East Anglia    School of Health Sciences

Part time October Prof Doctorate, Other 3-5 years part time
Social Work (32)

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The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC) is a prestigious postgraduate research programme tailored for experienced health and social care professionals aiming to enhance their practice with evidence-based interventions. This interdisciplinary course equips candidates with advanced research skills to tackle complex issues in their field effectively. What sets the ProfD HaSC apart is its emphasis on practical professional development, distinct from a traditional PhD. The programme's unique approach ensures candidates can apply their learning directly to their professional roles. Entry requirements include a Master's degree, research experience, and a minimum of 3 years of practice. Applicants must submit a comprehensive research proposal outlining their project's context, aims, methodology, and ethical considerations. Successful candidates will undergo a virtual interview for selection based on proposal quality, qualifications, and supervisor availability. Take the next step in your career with the ProfD HaSC and make a lasting impact in the health and social care sector.

About the course

The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (ProfD HaSC) is an interdisciplinary, postgraduate level research programme that has been designed to meet the needs of senior health and social care practitioners who wish to develop and lead evidence-based interventions within their own sphere of practice.

The applied nature of the programme develops candidates’ research capability and enables them to manage complex problems and advance their practice. It is an award at the highest academic level that is distinct from the PhD in that it fosters pioneering professional development relevant to the needs of the individual’s professional working situation.

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Entry Requirements

Master’s degree preferable
Research experience preferable
Practice experience (normally minimum of 3 years)

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You are an Alumnus of UEA, or expect to become one, at the time of applying for an eligible postgraduate programme and are, and will remain, self-funded for the duration of the programme, (exemptions include PGCE, MBA, foundation, pre-Masters and postdoctorate diploma programmes).

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