Within a supportive, multidisciplinary research environment, our doctoral programmes, delivered by the School of Health and Social work, the Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care (CRIPACC) and the School of Life and Medical Sciences offer the opportunity to undertake original doctoral-level research under the supervision and guidance of two or more academic members of staff. Learning across all programmes is further supported by the University’s Researcher Development Programme, together with bespoke workshops and lunchtime sessions in our Research Hub

  • The Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care (DHaSC) is a programme of advanced study designed specifically to develop the research and leadership capacity of health and social care practitioners and professionals.




  • The Professional Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) is a programme of advanced study designed specifically to foster the development of research competent practitioners and policy professionals so they may apply sound research evidence with which to shape public health in their field and locality.