The Professional Doctorate in Health Sciences at the University of Westminster provides the opportunity to produce doctoral-level practice-based research based upon your professional expertise and the work of your organisation.
This degree is for senior practitioners, clinicians, team leaders, managers, and specialists working in the wide domain of life sciences.
We are particularly interested in applicants who wish to study in the following areas:
You can apply until:
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The first 18 months of the course are taught and comprises five doctoral level modules (level 8) which build the students research skills and develops them as leaders of research in their area of professional interest. The modules are:
Each module contributes to the students own research project which begins in year two.
Students are required to attend the university for 18 days during the first the year, for eight days in year two, and by arrangement with their supervisor in years three and four. Study days will be spread across the year.
You need the following IELTS score:
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You should normally hold an upper second Honours Degree and a Masters Degree at merit or above and have at least two years appropriate work experience in a relevant field in a professional capacity.
If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of 7 with 7 in all components (or equivalent).
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