University of West London

Course Introduction

The course generates a research'based approach to solving problems. It builds capacity in a systematic way of collecting evidence, and encourages an independent and open mind for analysis and interpretation of evidence. The traditional PhD has a strong theoretical emphasis but a narrow focus in the topic area of the thesis. Such doctorates can be very useful for those seeking to undertake a career as an academic researcher. However, for professionals and practitioners in the workplace, the traditional doctorate can seem a daunting prospect. In fact, very low completion rates have been reported for part'time mature students. The professional doctorate is designed to provide a student with an advanced level of research capability and knowledge that is directly tied to the professional setting and applicable in the workplace.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants should have a Master's degree or equivalent in the relevant field of study. In addition applicants are, where appropriate, normally required to have at least two years relevant professional experiences; endorsed by (where appropriate and relevant) membership of a professional body or institute. Applicants are required to have appropriate relevant professional experience and to be engaged in professional practice. Applicants are required to be researching or developing practice in an area which falls within the University's current research activities to enable the University to appoint supervisors who are familiar with the relevant area of research and practice.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
5 - 7 years
Block Release
DHSc