The Masters/Doctorate in Professional Studies (MProf/ DProf)
The Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University has developed a unique pan-institutional doctoral framework in which a wide range of pathways for people from all professional backgrounds can be followed. The Doctorate in Professional Studies (DProf), and the intermediate Masters in Professional Studies (MProf), allows individuals and groups from the private, public and voluntary sectors to negotiate high level customised programmes which focus on their professional and organisational needs.
The Doctorate in Professional Studies by Public Works (DProf PW) and intermediate Masters (MProf PW) enable established professionals with substantial evidence of already having contributed significantly to organisational and/or professional development to draw together a focussed account of their achievements.
The generic M/DProf is rapidly expanding and already has over 100 alumni. Candidates are attracted to the programme because it is a doctoral qualification that is related to the actual work activities and situations of employees and professionals. This demand has been stimulated by major changes in organisational structures and employment patterns, technological and scientific advances, and intensifying economic competition. The transdisciplinary DProf is based on generic assessment criteria rather than a particular subject or body of knowledge that is held in a single discipline. The abilities of DProf Candidates are judged upon broad, generic criteria that are directly related to practical, real world outcomes
The standard of work for Doctor in Professional Studies (DProf) is:
'The standard of the DProf is that expected of a candidate who has engaged in advanced learning from taught and project sources which achieves major organisational change and/or excellence in professional practice resulting in original work worthy of publication in complete and abridged form. The candidate must have shown evidence of ability to undertake self-managed and/or collaborative research and project development and have produced and orally defended the product of the study to the satisfaction of the assessors'. [Ref: Middlesex University regulations, Section K].
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