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The Professional Doctorate in Operational Excellence is a unique part-time degree designed to enhance professional education and practice through rigorous research into complex management issues. It is envisaged that students holding the Professional Doctorate will ultimately lead communities of practice in their specialist profession.
This programme is aimed at senior business professionals aiming to take their career to the next level.
The Professional Doctorate award is distinct from a PhD award in the following respects:
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- A master’s degree from a recognised institution comparable/ equivalent to a British level 7 degree.
- A minimum of 5 years management experience at a senior level with practical knowledge of business or public organisations.
- A draft research proposal must be submitted and all prospective students will be interviewed, either in person or remotely.
- If your first language is not English, you will also need an IELTS score of 7.5.
Applicants without a master’s degree may still be eligible based on their professional experience and qualifications.
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Home of the two-year degree, The University of Buckingham is ranked 1 for Teaching Excellence in the UK. Close to London and Oxford, we offer courses in Medicine, Psychology, Law, Business, Computing, Education and Humanities. The University was established via a Royal Charter and places students at the heart of the learning experience. With Oxbridge-style tutorials, we keep class sizes small to ensure every student can thrive here. Buckingham is also ranked 1 in England for Student Satisfaction (The Complete University Guide).Read more
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