In the previous section candidates can make a claim for professional learning and some may be able to make a far more substantial claim for advanced professional learning. Examples of this level of learning could be that you have already published a book in the field or worked at senior committee level within your professional body. If that is the case then you can make a claim for this advanced learning of a further 120 credits. We would expect only 20% of candidates to be in a position to make such a claim.
Throughout the next two+ years you will undertake your research project with the support and guidance of your academic advisor and the chosen consultant(s) from your subject pathway. The research report will consider; the relevant literature relating to your research topic, the collection and analysis of data, interpretation and implementation of results and consideration of strategic impact to your organisation and your professional community.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
Dr. Gareth Morgan
Project Manager for the National Framework for Older People, NHS Wales.
I found the programme intellectually and professionally challenging and that has certainly feed through and improved my effectiveness. There is also no doubt that my enhanced professional title has also increased my credibility within the health service. The work based research helped me to develop as a critical thinker and reflective learner. I have been able to cascade this approach to all sorts of areas throughout the team. It has helped to changed mind sets.
My academic supervisors, Professor Hemda Garelick and Dr Gordon Weller, were absolutely fantastic. They struck the right balance between rigorous academic feedback and support. We developed a close working relationship despite the distance. Their support was instrumental in my success.
Assistant Director of Nursing and part-time PhD student
As a senior nurse with over eighteen years of experience in a range of acute healthcare NHS settings, I'm especially passionate about providing high quality patient care and ensuring that staff demonstrate culturally competent compassion in all areas of healthcare provision.
In 2018, I was proud to be nominated as a Finalist in the NHS Windrush 70 Awards which celebrate the contributions and diversity of BME people to the National Health Service.
My PhD explores the hospital experiences of older stroke patients of Black Caribbean backgrounds in London. I’m supervised and well-supported by Professor Irena Papadopoulos, and have had a really positive experience of being a research student at Middlesex University.
The supervisors are approachable and supportive, and I can access information online - facilities which are essential for many students, especially for those of us who are working while pursuing further educational opportunities.
I would recommend Middlesex University to other students who have an enquiring mind and wish to pursue doctoral research.