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Professional Practice Community & Social Care: Policy & Practice DProf

University of Central Lancashire

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  • Qualification

    DProf - Doctor of Professional Studies

  • Location

    University of Central Lancashire

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    5 years

Course summary

Our unique Doctor of Professional Practice qualification in Community Social Care Policy and Practice is delivered entirely online, offering you a flexible route into doctorate-level study. It’s aimed at current social work, care and community professionals who want to develop advanced research skills which will empower them to have a positive impact on practice and policy.

Are you interested in developing the skills you need to make sense of the social world within which your profession operates? This course will equip you with the essential knowledge and skills you need to undertake research in community practice, social work, social care and policy.

It will enable you to make an original contribution to professional knowledge through advanced academic enquiry. You’ll develop an understanding of how applied research can inform, develop and impact upon professional community practice and the development of social policy.

As well as learning how to understand and undertake research, you’ll discover how to appraise and synthesise a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of your discipline and harness it to bring about positive change in your area of practice .

Why study with us

  • This is the first course within the UK to deliver totally online doctoral study. Through various interactive online learning opportunities, you’ll develop your own supportive research community.
  • Because it’s delivered totally online, you can work flexibly and fit the demands of this course around your everyday work and other commitments.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 72 2

    35th out of 35 1

    24th out of 42 1

    32nd out of 83 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    106 50%

    54th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57 57%

    64th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    34th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    120 49%

    33rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.80 76%

    28th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 191
    122 63%

    21st

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    26th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    133 77%

    17th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    53rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    38th

    17

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