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The Professional Doctorate in Sport Exercise and Health Science is an alternative pathway to a doctorate qualification. It's a rigorous programme of advanced study and research.

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Overview

The Professional Doctorate 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 you to study a specific subject to the same depth as PhD students, but also to apply learning to your professional practice.

The Faculty of Science and Health offers a suite of Professional Doctorates. You will be supervised by experienced researcher-practitioners with extensive applied experience.

What you will experience?

On this course you will:

  • Gain advanced research skills through the completion of a doctoral level programme of research
  • Be supervised by staff who have a wealth of experience in research and applied practice in sport, exercise and health science
  • Develop advanced ethical, communication, and consultancy competencies in applied sport, exercise and health science practice

Benefits of a Prof Doc in Sport, Exercise & Health Science

A professional doctorate is a desirable qualification for those working in areas such as the NHS, Physiotherapy, Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning 

This programme encourages advanced analytical and critical thinking, while enhancing in-depth appreciation of research skills and how these are applied into the workplace. The development of this key knowledge will assist in enhancing policies and practices within your chosen profession. 

On a personal level, the aim is for you to gain personal fulfilment whilst undertaking career professional development (CPD) and enhancement. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Proposal for Professional Research and Development Project
  • Publication and Dissemination
  • Professional Research and Development Project

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

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October

Language

English
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A master's degree in an appropriate subject and a suitable workplace environment to support the professional research and development project. 
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.
  • Applicants are subject to interview.

Tuition Fee

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding-your-research-degree

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding-your-research-degree

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