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5-7 years
April 2023
Blended Learning

Suitable for a broad range of healthcare practitioners, the Professional Doctorate in Health (DProf) is an exciting initiative, and will provide you with a high level, vocationally focused award. It’s ideal for nurses, medical/paramedical practitioners, allied health professionals, midwives and health care educators.

Why study with us

  • The two-stage structure (MSc/DProf ) means that you can progressively develop your research in practice part-time culminating in doctoral research.
  • The Programme Team comprises a highly experienced research active team of staff and you will be supervised by a member of staff with a PhD or professional doctoral background.
  • The Professional Doctorate in Health is about developing your professional self and your ability to lead and contribute to the development of work and research.

What you'll do

  • Depending on the modules chosen, the modes of study may include campus study or e-learning.
  • The award of DProf consists of two stages. The first stage is made up of the taught element of the programme. The second stage comprises independent research leading to the submission of a thesis.

Module overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Fees and funding

Full-time£5,000 per year (year 1-4), £1,000 per year thereafter
Part-time£2,500 per year
Final year writing-up (first 6 months)£750
Final year writing-up (second 6 months)£1,550
Full-timeTo be confirmed per year (year 1-4), £1,000 per year thereafter

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

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