Postgraduate research

Professional Doctorate

What is a Professional Doctorate?

The Professional Doctorate is an internationally recognised qualification for those who want to reach the highest level of professional and academic achievement in their field. It is designed for professionals, in both private and public sectors, who have an active interest in work-based research and professional practice issues.

The Professional Doctorate involves a combination of text-based study and action research. It is assessed through coursework at different stages of the taught element, culminating in assessment of a doctoral level, research-based report. The programme enhances continuing professional development and encourages an advanced level of critical, analytical, debating and publishing skills. It will provide you with knowledge of the range of different research techniques.

Current Professional Doctorates offered by the University of Portsmouth: