Science and Engineering (Professional Doctorate) DProf

School of Science and Engineering

Develop your leadership and applied research skills in professional practice with a professional doctorate in Science and Engineering

Date of entry

September 2024

Start date
September 2024
48 months (part time)
Dundee City Campus / Online

Ranked 1st in the UK for Medical Science and Biomedical Engineering, our research tackles complex problems in areas such as energy, the environment, healthcare, infrastructure, the legal system, and technology.  

Through collaboration, we aim to address major challenges, including empowering society through science and technology, enhancing human health and wellbeing, and ensuring environmental sustainability. 

Our school is organised in the following areas: 

  • Biomedical Imaging and Technology 
  • Future Infrastructure and Environment 
  • Material Science and Engineering 
  • Mathematical Sciences and Computational Physics 
  • Computer Science and Informatics 
  • Forensic Sciences 

Overview of Professional Doctorates 

Our Professional Doctorates are designed for people already working in their fields who want to boost and refine their knowledge and skills in an academic setting. The programme has two parts: a two-year taught phase with classes worth 180 credits, and then a two-year research phase where you dig into issues related to your current field of work. At the end, you present and defend your thesis in an oral exam. Successful candidates will attain a doctoral degree that is equivalent to a PhD. 

Professional Doctorate researchers usually have a lot of hands-on experience and benefit from a structured teaching plan that helps them grow as scholars. The programme uses a mix of online and in-person classes, making it a good choice for people who work and want to study part-time. It's especially good for those who want to bring an academic or theoretical approach to their professional work.

Key features of Professional Doctorates 

  1. Part-time, spanning four years
  2. Blended approach, with remote delivery and two in-person teaching weeks each year in February and June
  3. Delivered in two phases: taught phase and research phase
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