Our doctorate candidates are all senior professionals. They undertake research into significant areas of practice and deliver research, which has real impact in both business and the professions.

We offer two routes in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University:

For professionals wishing to undertake a research project intended to make a significant and original contribution to their field. As part of this we also support candidates seeking professional membership of appropriate bodies. 

To enable groups to work together to build a strategic research plan to meet an organisational or professional need.

The structure of the degree involves a series of submissions leading to a doctorate degree. Submissions include:

1. Literature Review

2. Small scale service project

3. Main research project

4. Reflections on implications of research for professional practice

5. Reflections on personal development from the programme

The PhD is specifically aimed at those in professional practice who are able to bring their experience to an impactful research study. The programme is distance based [with no residency requirement]. Candidates are supported by on-line programme and supervisory team.