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Doctor of Social Sciences DSocSci

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    SocSciD - Doctor of Social Science

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    OCT-21, FEB-22, MAY-22

  • Duration

    48 months

Course summary

The DSocSci is designed to meet the needs of established professionals who require a sophisticated academic understanding of the issues affecting their field.

It is intended to produce a group of leading-edge practitioners who have mastered the full range of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the conduct of their professional activities at the highest level.

On this programme you will gain knowledge of research techniques available for enhancing professional knowledge and the training to help you use these to produce research of publishable quality.

On completion of the DSocSci you will: Have the latest and most sophisticated theoretical knowledge for practitioners; Be able to ensure that this knowledge can be used to inform practice and that you can critically engage with developments in your field; Be equipped with the tools and techniques necessary to conduct and evaluate research pertinent to your professional interests; Be able to enhance the growing discipline areas of human resource development and labour market studies.

The DSocSci is equivalent to a PhD - and like the PhD holders are allowed to use the title 'Doctor'. The DSocSci is available for study by distance learning only and can be completed in a minimum of 48 months to a maximum of 72 months. You can start your degree in February, May or October.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,930overall cost

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

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    124 64%

    36th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    20th

    24
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    16th

    27

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