The Professional Doctorate is the same level of academic qualification as a PhD (level 8) and is designed for experienced professionals who wish to undertake a programme that is applied in nature and of practical value to their career.
The programme recognises that real-world problems inhabit a space that is dynamic, multi-faceted and complex, and acknowledges this reality by adopting a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to reflect the professional world. The programme also incorporates the concept of self-reflection, critical reflective practice, and research methodology, with a practical approach to addressing workplace issues and making a distinctive contribution to the profession.
This programme is also available on campus at Sunderland and our London base.
University of Sunderland DBA and DProf Programmes at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) in Kingston, Jamaica
The University of Sunderland is pleased to offer DBA and DProf programmes at the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC), an institution of higher education with academic programmes accredited to postgraduate level, by the University Council of Jamaica. University of Sunderland academic staff will visit Kingston, Jamaica to deliver the first stage of the course at UCC. In addition, qualified UCC faculty members will collaborate with University of Sunderland Directors of Study in supervising the research of doctoral candidates.