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5-7 years
September 2024
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.
  • You will engage in developing original research that will impact professional practice and policy.
  • You will receive one-to-one support from an experienced supervisory team who have expertise in your chosen research topic.

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.


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.

How to apply for postgraduate research

Interested in studying postgraduate research? The application process can vary but we have some helpful tips.

Find out how to apply

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Fees and funding

Part-time£2,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

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