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Doctorate in Health and Social Care Practice

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

    DHC - Doctorate in Healthcare

  • Location

    Kedleston Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

This course will enhance your chances of securing a consultative role, as it will set you apart from other professionals in the sector. This course aims to prepare professional leaders, educationalists and clinicians with research and research project management skills to take a leading role with the development of practice or the development of services within defined professional areas. Setting you apart from other professionals in the area, it will enhance your chances of securing a consultative role.

By completing the research aspect of this course, you will be able to make an original contribution or application of knowledge to your specialist field. This will help you to lead on the development of services and professional practice, and will be directly relevant to your career. Our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up to date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy. As a result, some of the information about our courses may change.

This course is available part-time only but you can choose to study either on campus or online. To achieve the Professional Doctorate, you will need to complete two 60-credit modules and an Independent Scholarship (420 credits) over four years.

Our students choose this programme as a crucial part of their personal and professional development. You will gain impressive skills in research, analysis, and critical and strategic thinking which will enhance your performance in your current role while paving the way to further career opportunities. The doctorate is often a stepping stone to more senior leadership roles.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 3,000per 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 Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 83

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    118 68%

    46th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    19th

    13

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