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:
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 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.
The components of the programme are:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to discuss anything further, please email Dr John Watt.
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.