These programmes are suitable for those who have an active interest in practice based research and professional practice issues. They provide a framework for the demonstration and development of advanced professional knowledge and skills. Relevance and application of the research to the professional environment will be a pivotal feature of the programme and refection on practice will be integral to the learning process.
Part 1 is the taught component of the programme, which will equip you with the skills that you will need in preparation for Part 2. Part 1 consists of four units, namely:
Professional Review and Development
Advanced Research Techniques
Publication and Dissemination
Proposal for Professional Research and Development
Part 2 is the research and professional development component. It comprises one or two 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.
Teaching and assessment
Assessment for Part 1 is by coursework (including preparation of an article for publication and a research proposal) and oral presentations. This takes 24 months to complete. Assessment for Part 2 will be by a thesis or portfolio of research, an oral presentation and a viva voce examination.
Professional Doctorates are recognised internationally as a qualification granted to those who have reached the highest level of professional and academic achievement in their field of endeavour.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
A master's degree in an appropriate subject and a suitable workplace environment to support the professional research and development project.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.75 (Grade B)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.