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Doctor of Professional Studies in Health and Social Care, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 84 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) ,
This Doctor of Professional Studies in Health and Social Care course offered by University of Chester is designed to support graduate professionals working across diverse health and social care sectors to conduct doctoral research in this complex and evolving arena.


The Doctor of Professional Studies in Health and Social Care course offered by University of Chester is designed and delivered by a team of academics who are research active and committed to the ongoing development of health and social care policy, practice and service delivery. You will therefore be joining a community where debate and critical thought are both welcomed and fostered.

You will be encouraged to reflect upon current practice, explore new ways of thinking, explore new or different theoretical perspectives, and offer new insights into the chosen field of study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 84 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      5-7 years Part-time.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Doctoral Studies
  • Social Theory and Professional Work
  • Philosophy of Social Science
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

UK/EU students:

  • a relevant first degree (usually minimum of 2:1)
  • a relevant Master’s degree
  • a minimum of two years’ experience in their chosen field
  • IELTS 6.5

      Tuition Fee

      Living costs for Chester

      • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
        Living Costs

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