Applying for a professional doctorate
Guidance on how to complete the application form and the interview process.
We accept new professional doctorate students on 1 January each year. To meet the January start deadline, you should apply as early as you can and by 1 November at the latest.
On our professional doctorate courses you will study 4 taught modules. You will then work on an extended research thesis. These courses give you a chance to expand your knowledge and professional practice.
Interviews may take place either in person or online. The Programme Lead will interview you. This will usually be with another member of the doctoral teaching team.
Interviews are intended to be supportive and exploratory. They are as much a chance for you to find out about the course as for us to understand more about you.
Things we may talk to you about include:
- How your professional setting will support you in undertaking your doctoral studies.
- How you will balance up to 6 years of part time work alongside other commitments.
- How confident you feel about academic writing, and if there are any areas where we may be able to support you. This is especially relevant if it is a long time since you last studied.
- Your potential areas of research interest.
We hope that this guidance has been helpful and we look forward to reading your application soon.
If you have any other questions about the course, please contact us at: email@example.com.