About this course
This exciting new inter-professional programme is designed to develop competent researchers through a programme of training in research methods leading to a research thesis. The modules represent a coherent pattern of progress, from the rigorous study of research methods to the design of a research project. There is, also, considerable emphasis around the notion of health organisations taking ownership of research in practice whereby doctoral students can facilitate the development of local research strategies (thus strengthening the links between practice and universities). The curriculum supports both work-located and work-relatedlearning. The innovative dimension of this programme is in its design for experienced professional practitioners, rather than for academic student researchers. It carries the explicit purpose of maintaining researchers in professional practice through work-based research that focuses on their professional needs and the needs of their organisations.
All participants will be expected to be currently engaged in, or have suitable access to, an appropriate field of practice. It will be each participants responsibility to maintain access to a working environment to allow progression through the doctoral programme. Candidates with an appropriate masters degree may be able to access the programme at Stage 2. Please contact us for further details.