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Science and Engineering (Professional Doctorate) DProf

University of Dundee

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  • Qualification

    DProf - Doctor of Professional Studies

  • Location

    Dundee City Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    48 months

Course summary

The major challenges confronting society are complex and interdisciplinary, and current solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s intractable problems are not working. This complexity requires a different type of professional; one who is equipped to work in a very different and collaborative way to find new solutions. Our Professional Doctorate programme will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required to fulfil this role.

We are bringing together academic experts from across the University to provide you with interdisciplinary learning, teaching and research, thereby enabling you to transcend boundaries and lead applied research that will help you transform lives and tackle complex challenges in unique ways. You apply for a specific award, but you will be part of the overall community of Professional Doctorate students across the University You will participate in shared modules, but will benefit from supervisors who are experts in your chosen discipline area.

You will be encouraged to:

  • demonstrate critical insight into personal and professional identities
  • engage critically with a range of research paradigms, theories and methodologies
  • evaluate in-depth theory relating to leadership and change, applying this to different professional and interdisciplinary contexts
  • utilise in-depth knowledge and skills in your discipline, to offer evidence-based solutions that are relevant and transferable across different contexts
  • deploy design-led approaches to develop innovative solutions to complex professional challenges
  • engage critically with a broad range of digital technologies, demonstrating knowledge and skills around access and utility
  • apply advanced research knowledge and skills to influence policy, strategy, and leadership
  • demonstrate confidence and expertise, in working with teams, to effectively evaluate and manage complex situations.

A Professional Doctorate will enhance your professional development and enable you to progress as a ‘researching professional’ within your own setting and beyond. To achieve this, principles of professional learning are integrated throughout the learning and teaching, including:

  • a strong emphasis on reflective practice throughout the programme.
  • opportunities to situate learning within contexts that are familiar to you and actively facilitating you to explore interdisciplinary practice in a broader range of disciplines and contexts.
  • an option for workplace ‘consultancy’ experience that combines research skills with practice-based interventions.
  • teaching and learning that actively includes working as a group to address issues and challenges in interdisciplinary ways, using this as a vehicle for deeper learning and understanding.
  • opportunities to network locally, nationally and internationally

While you will graduate with a unique range of attributes, fundamentally, this programme aims to create a community of scholars who display ‘doctoral characteristics’ – that is, the qualities and skills associated with doctoral graduates. It is also about preparing you for working in a post-digital world, where 21st century qualities, such as being value-based, reflective and transdisciplinary, are an expectation of professionals.

Application deadline

17 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,950per 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 Dundee

  • University League Table

    31st

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

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