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Professional Doctorates

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The aim of our Professional Doctorate programme is to offer a qualification which, whilst being equivalent in status and challenge to a PhD, is more appropriate if you are pursuing a professional rather than an academic career. It provides a career development path but it also offers a route for industry to engage in meaningful research.

The doctoral route starts with the MRes which forms Part I of the doctorate.

Part II is then undertaken for a minimum of three years (part-time) or two years (full-time) and comprises a longer thesis (up to 60,000 words). This thesis will involve experimentation and must embody the methodology and results of original research. It should, ideally, build upon your Part I dissertation.

If you are interested in undertaking a Professional Doctorate please contact the BioInnovation Wales team to discuss your ideas at an early stage. Since the programme is funded for 5 years, you will need to register early as possible to ensure that you have time to complete your studies.