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Professional Doctorate Occupational Therapy

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Professional Doctorate

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • 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 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.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,900per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    30th out of 30

  • Entry standards

    / Max 159
    106 58%

    30th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    22nd

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