The Doctorate in Health and Social Care (DHaSC) – designed to develop the research and leadership capacity of health and social care practitioners and professionals

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About the course

A University of Hertfordshire research degree is an internationally recognised degree signifying high levels of achievement in research. The course develops extensive subject expertise and independent research skills that are honed over an extended period, depending on the level of the award.

The Doctorate in Health and Social Care (DHaSC) is a programme of advanced study, uniquely designed to develop the research and leadership capacity of health and social care practitioners and professionals. The core purpose of the programme is to foster the development of research which complements practitioners and policy professionals. This programme is suitable for staff working across all levels of seniority in health and social care.

Teaching methods

The programme normally takes five to six years to complete and offers flexibility if circumstances change throughout your period of study. A combination of both online and on-campus research resources and supervision gives you the opportunity to study from home or workplace and attend the University up to three times per year. This course combines guided learning with intensive doctoral supervision, allowing you to produce a focused research programme leading to the submission of a dissertation.

Course experts

Programme Leader Chaz Simpson

What’s next for my career?

By undertaking a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire, you will gain:

  • an internationally recognised research qualification
  • advanced subject expertise at postgraduate level
  • research skills through practice and extensive research experience.

Employers are consistently looking for high caliber graduates with advanced skills who can demonstrate an intensive level of independence through research.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for the programme are:

  • A Master’s degree (normally at least 2:1 or above) in a relevant subject.
  • An honours degree (normally at least 2:1 or above) in an appropriate discipline.
  • A commitment to attend (either online or face to face) induction, guided learning and tutorial support up to three times per year of the programme (a maximum of six days).

Who is eligible to apply?

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