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Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf) - Negotiated Studies

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

    DProf - Doctor of Professional Studies

  • Location

    Queen's Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    FEB

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Our DProf is designed for high-performing professionals to stimulate organisational or inter/national development and contribute to wider debates in their field.

Course overview

Innovative research solutions are now required to tackle the challenging circumstances facing contemporary organisations. Our DProf participants positively engage with these challenges as active members of our research community. Our aim is develop leading practitioner-researchers who inspire strategic change and contribute to wider debates in our areas of expertise.

Why study this course with us?

Key benefits of researching with us:

  • We use innovative and whole person approaches aligned to international benchmarks (e.g. Vitae, Economic and Social Research Council).
  • You will join a growing researcher community with student satisfaction above national average (Higher Education Academy Postgraduate Research Experience Survey).
  • You will network with researchers recognised as creating World Leading research (2014 Research Excellence Framework).
  • You can fast track your doctoral journey by getting recognition for your previous Master’s-level achievements*.
  • You will be able to target strategic workplace issues and challenges for organisational and even sectorial change and benefit.

*It is expected that participants will apply for the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning for the first stage of the doctoral course: a Master's degree in an area relevant to the focus of the proposed research.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 8,571per 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 Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    84th out of 123 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    120 55%

    68th

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    76th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    39th

    20

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