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Professional Doctorate in Policy Research and Practice


Online University of Bath    Institute for Policy Research

Part time August Prof Doctorate 4-8 years distance learning

About the course

This pioneering doctorate will enhance professional capability and critical reflection on the theories, methods and practices of policymaking.

This course is designed to enable experienced professionals working in a range of policy arenas – locally, nationally, and globally – to develop their policy analysis expertise without having to take a full career break. Combining advanced training in policy research and analysis with a thesis based on original research, it is based on a cohort model and can be spread out over four to six years.

Throughout the course, you will have access to a wide range of sector-specific expertise across the University, including industrial strategy, international development, health, education and digital public policy.

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Entry Requirements

First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university. Advanced qualification (MEd, MA or MPhil) in a related field. Where professional experience is extensive and has involved research practice, this requirement may be waived. Professional requirements: Appropriate professional experience in the practice of policy or a related field. Students in the programme will normally be expected to have at least three years of experience.


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