Professional Doctorate and other Study Opportunities

Study with us: MA, Professional Doctorate and PhD

Staff from the Safer Young Lives Research Centre are engaged in pre and post qualifying teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

We also deliver short courses and work with partners and commissioners to deliver bespoke training packages to meet your individual needs – find out more about our short courses and bespoke training packages

Postgraduate research programmes, including MRes, MPhil, PhDs and Professional Doctorate

Please see the Institute of Applied Social Research for additional information about PGR study.

PhD study can be undertaken on a full or part time basis, and topics need to align with the research expertise and priorities of the Safer Young Lives Research Centre and the Institute of Applied Social Research. See Areas of Study for more information.

The Institute of Applied Social Research offers two professional doctorate programmes
  • Professional Doctorate in Children and Young People's Services
  • Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice

The Professional Doctorate programmes offer students with a background in professional practice a unique opportunity to study at the highest level, specialise in their area of interest and expertise and develop a research topic of their own choosing. Both programmes are applied, part-time, practice oriented and equivalent to a PhD.

The Professional Doctorate in Children and Young People’s Services offers research student opportunities to research a range of issues relating to children and young people's welfare, with specialist areas including youth justice, child sexual exploitation, child trafficking, social care, work with adolescents and children and families’ services.

More information and application details for the Professional Doctorate in Children and Young People's Services.

The Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice offers systemic practitioners an opportunity to study in-depth an aspect of their practice. The programme is led by systemic practitioners with professional doctorates and experience in first person practitioner research. and offers a range of workshops, conferences and other opportunities to engage with the wider systemic community.

More details about the Systemic Practice Research Community

Enquiries

Informal enquiries about postgraduate study should, in the first instance, be directed to: Dr Isabelle Brodie at isabelle.brodie@beds.ac.uk or +44 (0)1234 793403.

More information about how to apply for postgraduate study at the University can be found in the Research Graduate School

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