The Professional Doctorate is awarded to a candidate who, having critically investigated and evaluated an approved organisation-centred topic resulting in a fundamental advance in organisation-centred performance, or professional practice topic resulting in a fundamental advance in theory and practice, and demonstrated an understanding of appropriate research methods, has presented and defended a thesis, by viva voce, to the satisfaction of the examiners.
Professional Doctorates are designed to encourage practising professionals to pursue formal qualifications through in-depth research related to activities performed in the workplace. These programmes are an emerging part of the postgraduate and professional portfolio of BU.
There are no taught units resulting in the course being very flexible, there are four elements to the course: - Research - Practice development - Literature review - Personal narrative
The School of Health and Social Sciences offers a Professional Doctorate which is ideal for health and social care professionals from a range of backgrounds including:
- lecturer practitioners who have completed masters studies - practitioners aspiring to be a nurse, midwifery or therapy consultants - service leaders and managers from a variety of health and social care organisations including general practitioners, sychotherapists and counsellors, and educationalists.
This programme can be completed whilst in part-time or full-time employment.
We would normally expect you to have an Honours degree at Upper Second Class (2.1) and/or an appropriate masters degree.You will need to have at least 3 years continuous experience in professional practice.Entry requirements may vary so it is important to discuss your application in principle before submitting a formal application.
Recipient: Bournemouth University
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