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University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Professional Doctorate

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    07-OCT-21

  • Duration

    5 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 health or social care. It demonstrates your ability to undertake significant personal development and research within your specialist area of practice.

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 academic environment.

Depending on your individual circumstances, your study can be undertaken over 5 years. During this time, you will prepare two extended essays which chronical your personal development over the programme of study. 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 healthcare.

At the end of the programme you will have prepared a 40,000-word research study, this research will make an original contribution to own area of practice.

Your future

We offer doctoral preparation that integrates professional expertise and academic rigour. 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

17 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,230per 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

    68th out of 77 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    109 52%

    69th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.23 85%

    8th

    61

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