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  Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care

University of Portsmouth    School of Health and Care Professions

Part time October Prof Doctorate 4-7 years
Medicine (26) Nursing & Health (27) Social Work (32)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care at the University of Portsmouth. This prestigious programme offers a unique opportunity for health and social care professionals to attain the highest level of academic and professional achievement. With a focus on practice-based research and personal development planning, students delve into advanced study and research through a part-time, two-part structure. The first part equips students with essential skills across four units, while the second part involves conducting practice-based research linked with a commentary. The programme boasts a diverse range of doctorate options, including Biomedical Science, Health Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Social Work, all taught together to foster an inter-professional learning environment. Entry requires a postgraduate qualification, a suitable workplace environment, and English proficiency. Benefit from outstanding support systems, experienced supervisors, and access to research seminars, enhancing your academic and professional growth. Join us and elevate your career in the dynamic health and social care arena.

About the course


The University of Portsmouth was one of the first institutions to respond to the rapid changes within health and social care by offering a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care Disciplines programme. This programme started in October 2000, and has been highly successful in its delivery to these professionals.

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Entry Requirements

A postgraduate level qualification or equivalent in an appropriate subject and a suitable workplace environment to support the professional research and development project. Applicants are subject to interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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