University of Portsmouth
Sport, Exercise and Health Science
The Professional Doctorate is an alternative pathway to a doctorate qualification. It is a rigorous programme of advanced study and research, designed specifically to meet the needs of commerce, industry and professional groups and is the professionally oriented counterpart to the more theoretical PhD. It enables students to study a specific subject to the same depth as PhD students, but also to apply learning to your professional practice.
A Master's degree in an appropriate subject and a suitable workplace environment to support the professional research and development project. Applicants are subject to interview. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.
Part 1: This is the taught component of the programme, which equip students with the skills they need in preparation for Part 2. Part 1 consists of 4 units: professional review and development; advanced research techniques; publication and dissemination; proposal for professional research and development. Part 2: this is the research and professional development component. It comprises 1 or 2 pieces of practice-based research, linked with a commentary demonstrating the relevance of the research to both practice and the practitioner. The nature of this study may include pure basic research or applied research related, for example, to a management or educational setting. This should normally take between 24 and 48 months to complete. Attendance for Part 2 will only be required for tutorials, seminars and oral presentations.
Assessment will be by a thesis, an oral presentation and a viva voce examination.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|Professional Doctorate||Part-time||-||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||Portsmouth||PO1 2UP||South East|