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Doctor of Professional Practice (DProf) - Health Sciences

​Why do a Doctor of Professional Practice in Health Sciences?

Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary School with the key areas of research activity in Health Sciences being in: applied psychology, biomedical research, food safety and nutrition and public health. Additionally we have experts in a range of  approaches to research methods and design. The School has a vibrant postgraduate and research culture, and a strong record in applied research. The DProf can be offered to professionals from a number of allied disciplines and you would be allocated supervisors who most closely match your topic requirements.

Programme Structure




"I originally began my professional Doctorate journey at another institution and found the structure and level of support  made progression difficult. When a career opportunity enabled me to relocate to Cardiff I made a decision to transfer my studies to Cardiff Metropolitan University. This has proved to be an excellent choice, the support I have received has re-ignited my enthusiasm for my research and has helped me gain a clearer understanding of how to design and execute my project. The design of the programme has enabled me to consider how I effectively make change to professional practice within my discipline, this has been facilitated by a clear programme structure which also provides opportunities for reflection and focus on professional issues  as part of the assessment process. I feel that this is a well-designed and professionally delivered programme and would wholeheartedly recommend the professional doctorate to anyone who is considering studying at this level. " 

Joanne Fawcett
Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Contact Information 

Dr Jenny Mercer
Graduate Studies coordinator
Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Western Avenue
E: jmercer@cardiffmet.ac.uk
T: 029 2041 6862

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