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Groundbreaking new degree course for professionals

14 October 2010

A groundbreaking new degree course will allow staff in healthcare, education and social work to keep working while carrying out key research.

Glyndŵr University has launched its first professional doctorate programme. The research-based degree means professionals can gain a doctorate level qualification through an alternative route to traditional PhD university study.

Nikki Lloyd-Jones, who is co-ordinating the programme, said the course would bridge an important gap between academic study and professional practice in the workplace.

She said: “Glyndŵr University prides itself on its links with industry and professions and the professional doctorate is another example of this. It significantly enhances the university’s research profile. The course is designed for people in full-time jobs who want to make a worthwhile contribution to research in their workplace and at a time when being well-qualified is becoming increasingly important for career progression."

The professional doctorate can be studied part-time or full-time and focuses on a research topic of the student’s choice. With emphasis on developing a supportive community of students, a series of residential weekends are held each academic year at St Deiniol’s Library, Hawarden, as part of the course.

Degrees awarded from the course include Doctor of Health Sciences (D.H.Sci), Doctor of Public Health (Dr. P.H.), Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) and Doctor of Health in Health and Social Care (D.Health).

For more information call 01978 293439 or see our professional doctorate page.

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