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DSES Sport and Exercise Science

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Professional Doctorate

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    6 years

Course summary

A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education, or management in sports therapy. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialism.

The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment.

Depending on your individual circumstances, your study can be undertaken over the course of between 4 and 7 years. During this time, you will prepare two portfolios which chronical your development of expert practice in your workplace. In tandem, you also study taught modules at the University of Essex which provide you with the expertise in qualitative, statistical, and other research methods required for researching sports therapy.

Your own interests, experiences, and needs determine a great deal about how your course is structured, and what areas you can focus on. A key part of demonstrating your expertise in your specialist area is the development of a 40,000-word dissertation on a relevant topic.

Your future

We offer doctoral preparation that integrates professional expertise and academic rigor. During your time working with us you will gain the skills necessary to make significant contribution to local and national health and social care provision through critical appraisal of current practice.

The networks you develop while with us facilitate self-development. You will engage in critical reflection upon practice; work and lead within complex, multi-professional environments where you can demonstrate expert decision-making.

Application deadline

01 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 9,870per 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 Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    138 63%

    25th

    26
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    7th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    65th

    23

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