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Professional doctorate

The Professional Doctorate (Advanced Practice) builds on a long and established tradition of delivering professional programmes at the University of Chichester. We have drawn upon our experience to design a framework, which will enable you to achieve a PhD level qualification using the following key principles:

  • that experienced practitioners and managers have access to high quality programme content which is academically and professionally coherent;
  • that the programme offers flexibility and choice to enable professionals to tailor their studies to meet their specific interests and development needs;
  • that study routes are linked closely to practice;
  • that practitioners are able to effect real change in personal and organisational practice.

The Programme has a range of modules on offer, some of which are designed for specific groups of students who might, for example, work in a similar setting or are following a named route for an organisation. In accordance with the University's Learning and Teaching Strategy the course encourages students to critically reflect on complex trends and developments in professional practice.

The University Research Strategy 2015/16 to 2020/2021 follows the key research principles that align with the University’s 2020 Vision.

The Research Strategy adopts the following definition of research: “a process of investigation leading to new insights, effectively shared” and values the diversity of approaches and practices represented in the University’s research portfolio. The University's Research Strategy recognises that success depends on the empowerment, support and contribution of staff and students within a supportive community.

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