This course offers senior managers and advanced practitioners the opportunity to develop their academic and research skills, through a programme of study which is both grounded in and applied to professional health and social care practice. It provides the platform, opportunity and context for you to make change happen in health and social care.
The programme is aimed at developing the skills of current and future leaders in health and social care and will be attractive to individuals who are working as senior advisors and managers, advanced practitioners, independent specialists and consultants.
Running over five years, this inter-professional and multi-disciplinary programme combines facilitated modules and independent research. All coursework will draw on professional expertise grounded within professional practice. Students will study six facilitated modules during years one and two of the programme, followed by an Independent Research Project (duration of this is approximately three years depending on the nature of the research).
A PhD student loan scheme, also available to Doctor of Professional Practice students is due to be launched for English-resident students starting their research degree from September 2018. To find out more about the scheme, please visit the FindAPhD website.
This course is not currently recruiting. Please contact email@example.com for details of our next intake.
Park Campus, the larger of the two campuses, is set in 80 acres of open green parkland, occupying an impressive and spacious site.
Facilities available on-site include a sports hall, restaurant, Students’ Union, Student Centre, shop, bar and nightclub. Safe and secure accommodation for more than 1,300 students is spread throughout Park Campus, with the majority placed within our student village combining stunning green spaces with welcoming Halls of Residence.
A Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Medical Centre (providing a full GP service and free counselling) are also available at Park Campus.
Park Campus is within easy walking distance of a busy, local shopping area, complete with banks, supermarkets, shops and pubs.
The University of Northampton
Boughton Green Road
Year One (Facilitated Modules):
- Principles of Research
- Advanced Quantitative Data Analysis
- Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis
Year Two (Facilitated Modules):
- Project Design and Ethics
- Evaluation and Audit in Practice
- Developing Research Leadership
Years Three, Four and Five:
- Professional Research Project
Module information is quoted for 16/17 currently.
Practice related research activities (audit or evaluation) and Doctoral Research Thesis.
How to apply
For application information please see our how to apply page.
Students should have successfully completed 180 credits at level 7 (e.g. Masters Degree).
Fees and funding
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 17/18 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
|Part Time:||£2,240 per year with registration ordinarily five years.|