Principles for Professional Doctorates

Principles for Professional Doctorates

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Principle 1: Professional Doctorates are Research Degree Programmes, where the main focus is on research outputs.
 
Principle 2: Professional Doctorates comprise taught components which are regulated by the Study Regulations for Postgraduate Taught Programmes, and research components which are regulated by the Study Regulations for Research Degree Programmes.
 
Principle 3: Students who enrol on a Professional Doctorate programme may exit with a taught Master’s degree if sufficient credit has been attained from the taught components (including from a research project and dissertation); or a research Master’s degree if the examiners consider that the thesis submitted for the research component is only of Master’s level.