The professional doctorate in Health Studies, from Cardiff University, is a part-time doctoral research degree. It is fully equivalent to the PhD, but substantially different from it in that it is strongly professionally oriented, focussing on ‘applied’ rather than ‘pure’ research.While the PhD generally prepares candidates for a research-based career, the professional doctorate is a more in-service orientated degree, addressing the career needs of practising professionals, particularly those in or who aspire to senior positions within their professions. The linkages between research-based knowledge and its application in a wide range of professional settings are central to this doctorate.
FeaturesWe offer an integrated professional doctorate scheme within which education, health, social work and social policy professionals engage together in integrated learning for some of the taught modules. This unique inter-professional learning allows you to reflect on what is shared across professional boundaries and what is distinctive to their own occupational traditions.Above all, a professional doctorate is an opportunity to examine contemporary leading theories and research evidence, and to apply these within the professional context.
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- Changing Modes of Professionalism
- Research Design
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Health, Medicine and Society
- Community, Sustainable Health and Well-being
- 60 months
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DisciplinesPublic Health Human Medicine Health Sciences View 96 other Masters in Public Health in United Kingdom
- What are your reasons and motivation for applying to undertake doctoral study?
- What is the relevance of your previous academic and professional learning and experience for a doctoral programme of study?
- Why would now be the right time for you to embark on your doctoral study?
- an indicative title for the proposed study
- a brief summary of research that has already been undertaken in the field, addressing key relevant literature and research, and demonstrating engagement with a diverse range of sources
- a statement of the aims of the proposed research within the context of 2 above
- potential specific research questions to be addressed by the study, ideally no more than two or three
- an indicative bibliography.
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