Professional Doctorates

The School of Social Sciences offers two professional doctorate degrees:

  • Professional Doctorate in Social Practice
  • Professional Doctorate (DPsych) in Forensic Psychology

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These research degrees are designed to provide an opportunity for those working in social practice and forensic psychology to study part-time for a research degree which is consciously linked to their own practice and professional expertise.

The Professional Doctorate courses provide students with an opportunity to explore both the complex relationships between knowledge, theory and practice, and also the intricate nexus of understanding the world and changing it.

You will work on a unique project in a field of your own choice. We will provide you with the support you need, through expert supervision from nationally and internationally recognised researchers, a well-chosen programme of research training and the support of the University's Graduate School.

The School of Social Sciences has a strong focus on both applied and theoretically informed research on contemporary social issues and policy. Find out more about research in the School of Social Sciences.

Both cross-School and discipline specific research is flourishing and is supported by School-wide research conferences and events, multidisciplinary research groups and regular research seminars delivered by expert internal and external speakers who present their research findings. These are an integral part of our research culture which stimulate thinking and debate, and informs about current developments in the various subfields of the disciplines.