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 three routes in conjunction with the Institute of Work Based Learning at Middlesex University:

Candidates review their existing learning and develop a suitable research proposal. Research is then undertaken arising from the proposal and supported by both a Learning Advisor and Consultant within PDF.

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

For professionals who have already made a significant contribution to their field through public or published work. Work already completed together with a critical review of its place and contribution, is presented for the award.

We also offer a route through 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.