Health at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

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Course summary

Suitable for a broad range of healthcare practitioners, the Professional Doctorate in Health (DProf) is an exciting initiative, and will provide you with a high level, vocationally focused award. It’s ideal for nurses, medical/paramedical practitioners, allied health professionals, midwives and health care educators.

  • Offering an equivalent to PhD level, the DProf provides an opportunity for you to complete an advanced programme of study, focused on your individual needs. The programme builds upon an existing suite of awards for the professional education of practitioners.
  • The doctorate uses a range of master’s modules for Stage 1. Stage 2 comprises the doctoral research at Level 8 taking you through to your final thesis.
Why study with us
  • The two-stage structure (MSc/DProf ) means that you can progressively develop your research in practice part-time culminating in doctoral research.
  • The Programme Team comprises a highly experienced research active team of staff and you will be supervised by a member of staff with a PhD or professional doctoral background.
  • The Professional Doctorate in Health is about developing your professional self and your ability to lead and contribute to the development of work and research.


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Entry requirements

There are several entry points onto the Professional Doctorate. Students will register for the Professional Doctorate on entry into Stage 1, with at least a first degree in an appropriate subject at 2:1 or above and professional practice experience. Advice and support will be provided by the Course Leader to ensure their profile is appropriate. Students identify their wish to enter the Professional Doctorate when they have completed the PG Diploma. They will have completed two healthcare research modules, one research and ethics module and three option modules or their equivalent. Participants will have achieved an overall grade of 60% or over. Students will enter the programme having completed an appropriate Masters programme. Participants will have achieved an overall grade of 60% or over, and have completed equivalent of the compulsory research modules. Entry by applicants with appropriate postgraduate qualifications will be considered for entry with advanced standing. Applicants who meet the criteria for entry will be interviewed providing an opportunity to evaluate potential to benefit and succeed. Interviews will include discussion of the proposed research area to ensure appropriate supervisory team allocation.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Health at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS