Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Health, Social Care and Nursing

The professional doctorate is an advanced programme of study designed to offer senior practitioners, managers and novice researchers an exciting alternative to the PhD. Key characteristics of the programme include a focus on practice based issues, strategies to sustain positive change and enhance the relationship between research and practice development.

Entry requirements

UK Honours degree 2.1 (or equivalent); or Master's degree in professional discipline. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years� related professional experience. Applicants admitted are normally registered professionals with a nationally recognised first qualification in their discipline. IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.

Course modules

Modules include: Professional development module; professional business/management development module; independent and negotiated study module; research methods module; project design, development and management module.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Doctorate Part-time £ 3,160 per Academic year (home fees) 4 years
Professional Doctorate Part-time £ 4,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630