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Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management DProf

Learn about the course below
Enrol throughout the year
Induction dates in October and February
Usually 24-60 months
£5,500 per year (UK/INT)*
Course leader
Dr John Watt

This programme allows professionals working at senior level to utilise their experience and knowledge gained at work towards academic awards at the highest level.

Why study DProf Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management at Middlesex University?

This programme is for those senior professionals working in health or environment who are self-directed, learn independently and who want to gain an award that enhances effective performance.

The programme is also designed to:

  • Help you to develop rigorous research and project management skills
  • Allow you to develop a deep understanding of change management and leadership.
  • Allow you to demonstrate a significant contribution to professional or organisational learning and development.

This course is part-time, and can take anywhere from 24-60 months. The actual length of the programme depends on the amount of learning you've already achieved (certificated or experiential) that can be accredited against the award.

DProf or a PhD?

DProf awards are equivalent to traditional PhD awards but are different in method. The DProf programme focuses on advanced learning that allows you to attain excellence in professional practice or achieve significant organisational impact.

The DProf is project-based and you must be able to demonstrate how your work will enhance existing knowledge or relevant professional group.

What will you study on the DProf Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management?

The components of the programme are:

  • Review of your learning – which may lead to a claim for accreditation of prior learning
  • Programme planning and rationale in which you'll set out your intentions for future study

Once you complete this, you'll continue with research and development in professional practice and project work, as well as attend an expert seminar programme.

The taught elements of the programme consist of seminars and project work. While different elements of the programme attract different credit points, it's the totality of the experience that constitutes the programme – there is no hierarchy of experience.

How is the DProf Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management taught?

You'll be assigned an academic advisor at the start of the course who will be available to you throughout your study.

As your work develops, you'll also work with one or two subject specialists whose expertise you can benefit from. You'll also have handbooks and online materials to help you throughout your studies.

You'll also be invited to seminars, workshops and lectures at our Hendon campus. Although you'll all be studying independently, we encourage our DProf students to meet with and support each other.

To be eligible for this DProf, we normally require a Master's degree or above, or an overseas equivalent qualification.

To apply for this programme, please download and complete the forms below and email to professionals@mdx.ac.uk.

For more information or to discuss anything further, please email Dr John Watt.

  1. UK
  2. International

We’ll carefully manage any future changes to courses, or the support and other services available to you, if these are necessary because of things like changes to government health and safety advice, or any changes to the law.

Any decisions will be taken in line with both external advice and the University’s Regulations which include information on this.

Our priority will always be to maintain academic standards and quality so that your learning outcomes are not affected by any adjustments that we may have to make.

At all times we’ll aim to keep you well informed of how we may need to respond to changing circumstances, and about support that we’ll provide to you.

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