DProf Doctorate in Professional Practice / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
3 Years Full Time, 6 Years Part Time
Entry requirements
We require applicants to hold a Masters degree in the relevant discipline with a Merit or above classification.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

If you wish to be considered for Doctorate in Professional Practice and meet our eligibility criteria, you must complete the online admissions application form to apply for this programme. Ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, or this may delay the processing of your application.

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted online well in advance of your anticipated start date to be considered. You will not be able to apply after these deadlines have passed.

  • September entry only: 15 June 2022

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Programme overview

The Doctorate in Professional Practice (Pharmacy/Social Work/Nursing/Midwifery/Speech and Language Therapy/Audiology) at the University of Manchester equips registered practitioners with a systematic understanding of a substantial body of knowledge in order to contribute to professional knowledge in health and social care disciplines. The programme recognises and further enhances student's prior grounding in applied research from their professional training.  The programme supports students to develop qualities and transferable skills for applied practice.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what undertaking postgraduate research at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .


Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £4,596
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £25,500
  • (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): TBA
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £12,750

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Doctoral Academy Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 275 5608
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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