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Professional Doctorate in Health Research


Course Description

About the course

The Professional Doctorate in Health (DHRes) is a part-time doctoral programme taught over six years.

The programme enables professionals to work towards a doctoral qualification within a supportive and multi-disciplinary research environment, while continuing to work in their professional roles.

The programme requires attendance at four, three-day residential blocks throughout the academic year at a venue close to the University.

The programme would be of particular interest to:

- general practitioners, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, dieticians and nutritionists
- nursing, midwifery and health visiting practitioners, consultants and managers
- managers within the NHS hospitals or primary care trusts
- allied health professionals, such as paramedics, emergency care practitioners, (psychology, life sciences and those in community and social care)
- others with a strong academic health background

Download the prospectus (PDF - 2.2 Mb) for the Doctorate in Health Research - http://www.herts.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0012/11136/Doctorate_HR_ProspectusDHRes.pdf

For more information or to apply contact Kim Haynes -

Why choose this course?

The Professional Doctorate in Health Research (DHRes), is a programme of advance study and research specially designed to develop the research and leadership capacity of healthcare professionals.

The DHRes draws on the expertise of the researchers within Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care (CRIPACC), the Health and Human Research Institute to which it belongs, and the University as a whole.

Teaching methods

This programme is a doctorate by research. During the first four years of study students will must attend four residential study sessions taught over a period of three days. You will also have regular supervision meetings with your academic supervisor to ensure that your research project is progressing appropriately.

Visit the Professional Doctorate in Health Research page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The programme is designed for Professionals with an upper second degree or a Masters in a relevant discipline and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience.

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