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Doctorate in Professional Studies by Public Works (DProf by Public Works)

Course Description

The Doctorate in Professional Studies (DProf) by Public Works is a one year programme for high achievement professional practitioners who already have a substantial amount in the public domain (public works). This work influences practice and contributes to the body of knowledge within the field.
The award is the professional equivalent of the PhD by published works; it has the same rigorous assessment methods and criteria. The requirements of the award consist of the submission of the candidate’s public works (or one large public work with a number of dimensions) accompanied by a context statement of up to 25,000 words, written under the guidance of an advisory team during the course of the programme.

Andres Coca-Stefaniak (2012) A Strategic Global-Local approach to Practice and Research in Town Centre Management

David Rock (2010) The Neuroscience of Leadership

Paul Munden (2013) Positioning Poetry : A Maverick Framework for the Curious and Bold

Behadad Shabayati (2013) Extending the Boundaries of Cytology

Davies Onduru (2013) Coping With Uncertainty : Perspectives On the Sustainability of Smallholder Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Entry Requirements

The public works you submit can be in various forms, from published works in the traditional sense to other embodied expressions of knowledge such as projects undertaken for work in the form of artefacts, designs, policy documents, films and choreography. The public works need to be public and accessible and should embody a research and development process so that the influence on practice/knowledge can be evidenced.This has to be accompanied by justification statement.

Course Fees

£7500 - Uk students/ £10500 International students

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