DProf Doctorate in Professional Practice / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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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
You should apply online as soon as possible once applications open.

If you wish to be considered for Doctorate in Professional Practice and meet our eligibility criteria, you must complete an online application 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. 

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 .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): Standard £4,500, Low £9,250, Medium £16,500, High £21,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): Standard £24,500, Low £25,500, Medium £32,500, High £37,500

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

Contact details

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

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