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Professional Doctorate in Heath at the University of Bath

Professional Doctorate in Health at the University of Bath

The renowned Professional Doctorate in Health programme at the University of Bath is a part-time distance learning programme, designed specifically to help develop research and leadership skills in health and social care.

The programme offers health professionals, academics and researchers the opportunity to work towards a Doctoral qualification. Students can qualify with the Professional Doctorate in Health, or follow a transfer route and exit with a PhD.

The course offers:

  • Flexible learning to enable individuals to combine work, study and research
  • Excellent supervisory support, including a personal development advisor during the first year
  • A solid grounding in research methods
  • A Summer school in Bath at the beginning of your programme and at the end of year 1.

Read about the experience of one of our graduate students, Dr Denise Proudfoot.

Find out more about our course >

Summer School

There are two summers schools that you will be required to attend. The first is at the beginning of your studies, and the second is at the beginning of year two of your studies. The Summer School is an excellent opportunity for Professional Doctorate in Health students to undertake face-to-face study whilst working towards their qualification.

Summer School enables you to:

  • exchange ideas with students from all around the world
  • meet staff and students from our Department for Health
  • enjoy the campus facilities
  • visit the world-renowned city of Bath

The next Professional Doctorate in Health Summer School will take place from 7-11 September 2020.

Time required for study

We recognise that many of our students are in demanding full-time health or social care jobs. The Professional Doctorate in Health is designed to be flexible and supportive in order to accommodate these demands. Students commit approximately 15 hours per-week (on average) to their studies.

Apply now

Applications will open in September 2019. The application deadline is 31 May 2020.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about the course, please contact our admissions team:


Tel: +44 (0)1225 385949

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