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The Doctorate in Professional Practice (DProf) integrates part-time doctoral-level study with continuing professional development and is an ideal way of obtaining a doctorate whilst maintaining professional commitments.The UWTSD programme is one of the few generic DProf programmes in existence worldwide and is uniquely placed to cater for a wide range of professional backgrounds and research topics. The taught Part 1 involves study in a supportive group environment, another unique and valuable
The Doctorate in Professional Practice (DProf) integrates part-time doctoral-level study with continuing professional development and is an ideal way of obtaining a doctorate whilst maintaining professional commitments.
The UWTSD programme is one of the few generic DProf programmes in existence worldwide and is uniquely placed to cater for a wide range of professional backgrounds and research topics. The taught Part 1 involves study in a supportive group environment, another unique and valuable aspect of the programme.
Part 1 of the programme helps candidates review their professional learning and build research skills. Part 2 provides support for a major research project focusing on as aspect of candidates’ professional practice.
The Programme comprises two main parts. Part 1 (180 credits; duration approx. 2 years, part-time) involves the study of six level 7 modules. This review your existing professional learning, provide research skills and prepare you for Part 2 research. Part 2 of the programme (360 credits; duration approx. 3-4 years, part-time) focuses on a major work-based research project leading to the production of a 60,000-word thesis.
Each module has its own assessment element involving a mix of presentation, portfolio, and written reports or essay. At the end of Part 2, it is expected that candidates will have produced a 60,000-word thesis based on their research project which should contribute both to individuals’ professional practice and the strategic development of their organisations. Once the thesis has been examined and approved, candidates will have achieved 540 credits and the DProf qualification, along with the title of ‘Dr’.
All DProf candidates are in employment. The programme is often undertaken because it constitutes a major form of continuous professional development, and enhances career progression.
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is the oldest higher education institution in Wales and one of the newest. In 2022 it will celebrate 200 years since the original Lampeter campus was founded in 1822. Its 1828 Royal Charter is the third oldest in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge. A merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College Carmarthen in 2010, followed by Swansea Metropolitan University joining in 2013, created the university people we know today.
As a result of these mergers, UWTSD has its three main campuses in Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea. The university now also has a campus in London. In addition to that, there are UWTSD learning centres in Cardiff and Birmingham.