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  • Qualification

    DProf - Doctor of Professional Studies

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Our doctorate qualification in Clinical Studies is designed to empower healthcare practitioners to drive change and innovation in their workplace by applying cutting-edge research to real-life practice.

This qualification is an ideal professional development opportunity if you’re a current healthcare practitioner. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to undertake research in a clinical practice setting, exploring current research techniques and advancing your own understanding of leading theories in clinical practice and how these can be applied in real world settings.

The NHS Five Year Forward View aspires to enhance the skills of its entire workforce. This doctorate qualification will empower members of clinical staff who have graduated from the course to create solutions, drive change, innovate and make a difference within their workplace by synthesising cutting-edge ideas, concepts and approaches.

As the course progresses you’ll develop a substantial research project aimed at building knowledge and improving practice in the clinical sector.

  • Why study with us
  • This course forms a bridge between theoretical research paradigms and real-life experience from the workplace.
  • This course is delivered flexibly through blended learning, including interactive online learning sessions, so you can combine your studies with your professional commitments.
  • You will be supported by academics and clinicians who have a wealth of experience in the healthcare sector.

Future careers

This doctorate qualification will empower you to deliver change and innovation with your practice environment and advance your career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 35 1

    31st out of 72 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%

    33rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    28th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    140 71%

    16th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    43rd

    22

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