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Professional Doctorate in Advanced Healthcare Practice (DAHP) (DNurs)

n/a (Full-time) / 4-7 years (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)

Course Aims

The Professional Doctorate is a part-time programme designed to meet the needs of practitioners working in today’s health service. The programme offers a higher level of educational engagement within professional and organisational contexts as well as offering students an opportunity to enhance their existing responsibilities in service delivery.

Special Features

Course Description

A flexible and innovative programme, usually completed in 4-7 years, the Professional Doctorate consists of eight taught modules, followed by a research project of not less than 40,000 words.

The programme takes into account the substantial professional commitments of students. Modules are delivered over two intensive teaching days and supported via e-learning; they are designed to meet the needs of busy professionals wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their understanding of policy and practice and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field.

At the conclusion of the taught element, students will be allocated supervisors within the topic and /or methodological field of their proposed research.

Available Modules

Compulsory modules

Optional modules (choose at least 3)

Optional modules offered by the School of Social Sciences (choose 1)

Entry Requirements

The Professional Doctorate is suitable for registered practitioners who can meet the following criteria:

Please note: Candidates whose first language is not English will normally be expected to obtain a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

How to Apply

Applications should be made via the Cardiff University online application service. Prospective applicants should be aware that they will be required to submit a research proposal as part of their application.

Tuition Fees:

  • UK & EU Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below
  • International Part Time for 2014/15 unless otherwise specified below

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Dr Jane Harden  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2091 7725 



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