Professional Doctorate opportunity for innovative research

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 16th July 2019

The University of the West of Scotland welcome applications for part time Professional Doctorate (DProf).

UWS, have a blended learning, part time Professional Doctorate (DProf) that combines innovative ways of learning with innovative work with partnerships be they private, public or global.  If you have a research interest that has practical application in your area of work, the Professional Doctorate can give you a pathway to pursue this, gain a doctorate degree and, importantly, continuing to work within your profession.

Because the programme is offered on a blended part time basis and has a focus on professional practice there is no interruption to earning power. The Professional Doctorate is interdisciplinary, and recognises that real world professional practice problems are dynamic and complex. The course facilitates an investigation into the contemporary issues facing professionals and makes a contribution to professional knowledge that is applied and practical in nature, boosting both an individual’s career strengths and the sectors they work within. Many professionals come to the programme as they are preparing to move into senior leadership roles in their chosen profession and find the programme an extremely useful way to enliven change design with cutting edge theory, to deepen their understanding of transformative change and to support change with reflective practice.

On the Professional Doctorate students develop transferable skills in advanced applied research as well as in-depth expertise specifically related to the students’ profession through a two year taught phase before moving on to the research phase with a supervision team in which the student will complete a piece of applied research and defend the resulting thesis.

Next Steps: UWS are ideally looking for candidates who hold a Masters level degree or equivalent research experience, have professional experience and are in a position to facilitate applied research within their organisation. They are currently recruiting for the 2019/20 Academic Year.

The team can be contacted through email: with any enquiries.  The deadline for submissions is 15th August 2019.  Information and link to application process can be found on their website (this link will take you away from our website).

Information on fees and funding is also available on the UWS website (this link will take you away from our website).

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