The Doctorate in Professional Practice is aimed at senior practitioners engaged in health, social work or higher education. Senior practitioners who wish to research their own practice within their own workplace should take this programme.
Part-time study: This programme may only be offered as a six year part-time PhD programmeand and is strictly UK based.
It is a work-based doctorate and candidates will be expected to conduct research into their own practice and within their own workplace. This is a research degree that combines professional and workplace engagement with the academic rigour of the university. The programme was developed with the support and engagement of local stakeholders from health, social care and higher education as well as former and present doctoral students and we believe this approach has resulted in a work-based professional doctorate that will enable senior practitioners to play a full and active role at the theory-practice interface in health, social care and higher education.
There are two core/compulsory modules you will be expected to undertake. These include, an ‘Introduction to Work-Based Research in Professional Practice’ which will be undertaken in year one, and ‘Planning Work-Based Research’ which will be undertaken in year two. On successful completion 30 credits will be awarded for each module. In addition, candidates may also access other modules that are available elsewhere in the University if deemed appropriate by their supervisors.
It should be noted that the thesis will be made up of three coherent projects and an overarching commentary. Also, that any candidate will be expected to present their projects and completed thesis to stakeholders and, in addition, defend their thesis at a viva voce.
We would normally expect candidates to have a Masters Degree but are prepared to consider those with a First Class Honours Degree or Upper Second if their research proposal is in keeping with the aims and philosophy of our programme.
Scholarships and bursaries information can be found in our scholarship section
The School provides opportunities to take supervised research leading to the Degree of MPhil or PhD. Please see the School's Research section.
The Doctoral Thesis will be examined in accordance with Swansea University regulations and candidates will have to attend a viva voce to defend their thesis.
Information regarding dates and times for Enrolment can be found on the Student Records webpages.
Applications should be made through UCAS.
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