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Nursing, Doctorate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 84 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Colchester, United Kingdom
A Professional Doctorate is a specialist qualification that is appropriate if you are in, or are aspiring to, a senior professional appointment in practice, education or management in health or social care. It demonstrates your ability to perform at the level of 'expert' within your area of specialisation.
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Overview

The aim of the course is to provide a unified approach to theory and practice within a professional context, so your learning is structured to allow you to develop your skills both in the workplace and within the university environment.

Depending on your individual circumstances, your study can be undertaken over the course of between 4 and 7 years. During this time, you will prepare two portfolios which chronical your development of expert practice in your workplace. In tandem, you also study taught modules at the University of Essex which provide you with the expertise in qualitative, statistical and other research methods required for researching healthcare.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Within the School we offer guidance and supervision in a wide range of areas which include amongst others:

  • Approaches to pain management
  • Child and adolescent mental health
  • Clinical decision making
  • Cross-cultural mental health
  • Health services research
  • Mental health services
  • Nursing theory and practice
  • Post-trauma responses/stress disorder/growth
  • Professional/clinical education and practice
  • Service evaluation and development

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Whether you are a Home/EU or Overseas applicant, the entry requirements are the same:

  • Current registration with a UK regulatory body where appropriate
  • Current employment in management, practice or education as appropriate
  • A Masters qualification (or equivalent)
  • Employment in a senior position within a health or social care organisation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17040 GBP per year and a duration of 84 months.
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Living costs for Colchester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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