University of West London

University of West London


The course generates a research-based approach to solving problems. It builds capacity in a systematic way of collecting evidence, and encourages an independent and open mind for analysis and interpretation of evidence. The traditional PhD has a strong theoretical emphasis but a narrow focus in the topic area of the thesis. Such doctorates can be very useful for those seeking to undertake a career as an academic researcher. However, for professionals and practitioners in the workplace, the traditional doctorate can seem a daunting prospect. In fact, very low completion rates have been reported for part-time mature students. The professional doctorate is designed to provide a student with an advanced level of research capability and knowledge that is directly tied to the professional setting and applicable in the workplace.

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DMid Block-release September 2017 - 5 years

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University of West London
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