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  Professional Doctorate Social Services Management


University of Essex    School of Health and Social Care

Part time October Prof Doctorate Up to 6 years part-time
Business & Management (5) Social Work (32)

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Are you a seasoned professional in health or social care looking to elevate your expertise to the next level? The Professional Doctorate in Social Services Management at the University of Essex is tailored for individuals aspiring to senior roles in practice, education, or management. Over a flexible 5-year period, you will delve into a blend of workplace learning and academic modules, honing your skills in research methods essential for healthcare studies. The programme culminates in a comprehensive 40,000-word dissertation showcasing your mastery in a chosen area. What sets this course apart is the close collaboration with the Service User Reference Group, ensuring a patient-centric approach to learning. With a diverse range of research interests and expert staff combining clinical and academic backgrounds, you will be guided towards making a tangible impact in the health and social care sector. If you hold a Masters qualification and are currently employed in a senior position within the field, this programme could be your gateway to becoming a true expert in your domain.

About the course

A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education or management in health or social care. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialisation.

The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment.

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Entry Requirements

Our Professional Doctorates are only open to UK applicants(except for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology).

You need to be registered with a UK regulatory body (where appropriate)
You should also be currently employed in management, practice or education, or in a senior position in a health or social care organisation, and possess a Masters qualification (or equivalent)
Employment in a senior position within a health or social care organisation

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