Middlesex University

Doctor of Professional Studies (DProf)

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Middlesex University
In London (England)

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Tipologie Postgraduate
Ort London (England)
Dauer 1
Beginn Oktober 2020
  • Postgraduate
  • London (England)
  • Dauer:
  • Beginn:
    Oktober 2020

The Doctorate in Professional Studies (DProf) is for advanced practitioners and is designed to focus on their professional development within their organisational/professional context. The DProf led by the Institute for Work Based Learning is open to all professional areas as the focus is defined by the candidate's particular work context and area of activity and their own unique area of interest. This may be located within a profession or sector, or may be more individual in nature. The approach is inter professional and cuts across disciplines (transdisciplinary) even where candidates have strong roots in a particular profession or occupation. It is primarily concerned with knowledge that is generated and used in practice.



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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

IT Development
Research Topic
Professional Studies
Professional Learning
relevant literature


Course content

What will you study on the Doctor of Professional Studies?

The programme is divided into two stages. The first stage lasts for one year and prepares the candidates for their research. The second stage lasts at least two years but should take no longer than three years and this is when the project activity is undertaken leading to the final research report. The size of a programme is identified through its academic credits and for a Doctorate it is necessary to achieve 540 credits (180 at level 7 and 360 at level 8). Below is a description of how these credits are achieved.

Programme of study

Stage 1: Review of Learning – (20 credits) with the possibility of also making an RPL* claim for Professional Learning (60 credits)

This is the opportunity to identify the capabilities, attributes and authorities you bring to your programme. You will work with your advisor to provide a 5,000 word critically reflective report on your formal and informal learning to date. Within it you will identify what makes you the professional you are with your own signature practice developed with time and experience. It is retrospective and identifies why undertaking the doctorate is appropriate for you at your current stage in professional development and what makes you equipped to undertake the particular area of interest that you identify.

Within this module you will also have the opportunity to claim credit for research capability you already have and professional learning in an area of specialisation in your field. This can be done through the recognition of a masters degree you already hold or through a short written claim for credit identifying how you developed these capabilities through your professional life. If you feel you cannot make these claims then there is the option to undertake small project work to achieve the required number of credits.

The combination of this review and the claims for credit will provide you with 120 credits towards your programme.

Stage 2: Planning a Practitioner Research Programme (60 credits) with the possibility of also making an RPL claim for Practitioner Inquiry (40 credits)

Having made explicit your skills, expertise, attributes and interests you are now in a position to plan your research project. Within this module you construct the research plan by considering the research approach, methodology and instruments which are congruent with the focus of your enquiry and the outcomes you wish to see for yourself, your organisation and your wider community of practice.

Once you have designed your research then you have the opportunity to present it to a Programme Approval Panel and Ethics sub committee. This is a group of experienced researchers who provide you with formative feedback to enhance its robustness, ethics and potential for impact at the level required. You will incorporate their feedback in your final Learning Agreement which provides the plan for the following two year of research activity.

Research Project (360 credits)

Throughout the next two years you will undertake your research project with the support and guidance of your advisor and chosen consultant(s). The research report will consider:

  • the relevant literature relating to your research topic
  • the collection and analysis of data
  • interpretation and implementation of results and consideration of strategic impact to your organisation and your professional community.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.