Doctor of Professional Practice

Doctor of Professional Practice

The Doctor of Professional Practice (DProf) is a professional doctorate which provides a structured programme of study through the delivery of both level 7 taught modules (part 1) and a level 8, 60,000 word thesis based on a critical reflections of an individual's professional career development (part 2). The programme is studied on a part time basis over a maximum of 5 years.

‌The Doctor of Professional Practice (DProf) is a professional doctorate which provides a structured programme of study through the delivery of both level 7 taught modules (part 1) and a level 8, 60,000 word thesis based on a critical reflections of an individual's professional career development (part 2). The programme is studied on a part time basis over a maximum of 5 years.

 

Delivery of the Programme

Part 1 - Level 7

The taught element of the programme is delivered over the first 2 years through attendance to a series of 4 day residential programmes held on the Lampeter campus. The maximum attendance will depend on the amount of Advanced Standing that is approved, however if no Advanced Standing has been completed, attendance to 3 residentials per year will be required. Advanced Standing will be discussed with each applicant individually prior to an offer being made.

Dates for Level 7 Residentials:

  1. 1.   25 - 28 February 2015
  2. 2.   20 - 23 May 2015
  3. 3.   19 - 22 October 2015
  4. 4.   February 2016
  5. 5.   June 2016
  6. 6.   October 2016

 

Part 2 - Research Project Level 8

Following successful completion of the level 7 taught modules, students will be required to complete the Level 8, 30 credit Advanced Practitioner Research Proposal module before starting the level 8, 60,000 word Advanced Practitioner Research Project. The project will be supervised by a supervisory team and should be completed within the remaining 3 years. A discussion on the potential project will be held with the applicant prior to the application process to ensure that there is appropriate supervision available and that the project is viable.

Fees

Fees for the degree will depend on number of Advanced Standing credits that can be accepted. The fees will be discussed with applicants individually.

How to Apply

  1.    Discuss you application and project ideas with the Wales Institute of Work-Based Learning
  2.    Complete the AP2 application form:
  3.    Send your application form and all relevant documents to the Postgraduate Research Office

 

Closing dates for Applications

Start date

01 February

01 October

01 February

Closing date

01 November

01 June

01 November

 

International Applicants

If you are an International student applying to live in the UK during your candidature please contact the International Office as soon as possible to discuss your application.

If English or Welsh is not your first language, the university will require evidence that you have the required English or Welsh to complete a research degree and your application will not be processed until this has been received. You will need to provide either an IELTS certificate (or equivalent) with a minimum overall score of 6.5 (with 6.5 in both reading and writing), or to show evidence that you have completed a Master's degree taught in the medium of English or Welsh.

Contact us

For further information relating to the programme please contact the Welsh Institute for Work Based Learning:

Professor Elizabeth Wilson http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/staff/elizabeth-anne-wilson

Telephone +44 (0)1267 676859
Email:
e.wilson@tsd.uwtsd.ac.uk

For information relating to the application process please contact the Postgraduate Research Office

Telephone: 01570 424900
Email:
pgrapplication@tsd.ac.uk