• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

The Professional Doctorate in Health Science at University of Portsmouth is an alternative pathway to a doctorate qualification. It is a rigorous programme of advanced study and research, designed specifically to meet the needs of commerce, industry and professional groups and is the professionally oriented counterpart to the more theoretical PhD. 

It enables students to study a specific subject to the same depth as PhD students, but also allows them to apply learning to their professional practice.

Career prospects

Those students completing the Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care course will have moved to the next level of qualifications with the advantages that this offers in terms of learning and employability. They will also be in an excellent position to apply for any related doctoral training programme, research assistant positions, graduate teaching positions, or general research related roles.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      4-7 years part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Review and Development
  • Advanced Research Techniques
  • Publication and Dissemination
  • Proposal for Professional Research 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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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A postgraduate level qualification or equivalent in an appropriate subject and a suitable workplace environment to support the professional research and development project. 
  • Applicants are subject to interview.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6600 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2670 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2670 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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