Professional Doctorates are equivalent to a PhD in level and are the ideal choice for experienced professionals who wish to progress in their chosen careers, or for recent graduates who are hoping to establish themselves within a specific industry. Our Professional Doctorates are delivered by our School of Health and Social Care and our Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, and combine professional training, teaching and research in a way that is relevant to current practice. Your thesis is examined by viva*.
*The Viva (short for viva voce) is an oral examination in which examiners (usually 2) poses questions to the candidate about their thesis.
Details of our course types and entry requirements are in our course listings.