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Professional Doctorate in Social Work (DSW)

Cardiff University

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The Professional Doctorate Programme is aimed at professionals who wish to develop their research-based knowledge and skills, and apply them to solving problems in the professional sphere. The linkages between research-based knowledge and its application in a wide range of professional settings are central to this Doctorate. We offer three Professional Doctorate programmes: ? Doctor of Education (EdD) ? Doctor of Health Studies (DHS) ? Doctor of Social Work (DSW) The Professional Doctorate is a part-time programme which combines eight taught modules and a research thesis. The taught modules entail three-day blocks of intensive teaching with supervised home-based study. They cover research skills training generic topics such as evidence-based policy, professions and professionalism, equality and diversity, and public-sector management and topics which are specialist to each of the pathways. The research thesis may focus on any approved topic and is individually supervised by academic staff.

The Professional Doctorate Programme is aimed at professionals who wish to develop their research-based knowledge and skills, and apply them to solving problems in the professional sphere. The linkages between research-based knowledge and its application in a wide range of professional settings are central to this Doctorate. We offer three Professional Doctorate programmes: ? Doctor of Education...

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