PROFESSIONAL DOCTORATES

The QAA (Feb 202) outlines Professional doctorates as:

"Doctorates other than the PhD have evolved, leading to the emergence of the titles 'professional' doctorate, and 'practice-based' or 'practice-led' doctorate. Initially, and beginning with the Doctor of Education (EdD), professional doctorates in different subjects emerged catering for employed professionals returning mid-career to undertake doctoral study. Because of the need for these candidates to re-engage with research methodologies while undertaking employment, they had a significantly different structure from the PhD and included intensive taught modules at the beginning of the programme of study. Many professional and practice-based doctorates have always included structured elements such as lectures and seminars, and have an emphasis on acquiring research and professional skills in addition to conducting original research."

https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/doctoral-degree-characteristics-statement-2020.pdf

 

Middlesex University Professional Doctorates

 

https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/doctor-professional-studies

 

https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/25342/

 

University of Sunderland has a similar format to MDX

 https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/professional-doctorate-dprof/

The DProf in Wales Trinity St David

 

https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/dprof/

 

Chester

https://www1.chester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/doctor-professional-studies-dprof-practical-theology

 

Aberystwyth

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/grad-school/prospective/dprof/#course-description

 

Lincoln 

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/researchatlincoln/professionaldoctoratedprof/

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