Professional Doctorate Healthcare Practice

The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will facilitate students to develop advanced skills in designing and conducting research and practice based inquiry relevant to their own area of practice. These skills are applicable to a variety of careers in healthcare, government
and non-profit (voluntary) organisations.The Professional Doctorate in Healthcare Practice programme will highlight specialist and transferable research skills within a programme consisting of taught modules and research thesis conducted over three years (full-time) or five years (part-time).
The programme was developed and designed in conjunction with health service partners.


  • Level 10 Doctoral Programme
  • Full-time (3 years) 
  • One intake per year (September)
  • Open to all Health Care Professionals (Inter-professional)

Advantages of Studying at the  University of Limerick

  • Blended Learning approach to support student learning
  • Variety of assessment strategies to suit adult learners
  • Excellent library facilities
  • Dedicated student supports (Writing Centre, Student Advisory System, Blended Learning)

The programme is delivered through blended learning which involves a combination of online and single on-campus workshop days. The workshop days are scheduled in the first two years across the semesters as follows:
Semester 1 (Autumn Year 1) = 7 days 
Semester 2 (Spring Year 1) =  4 days
Semester 4  (Autumn Year 2) = 4 days 
Exact days and dates will depend on the college calendar.
Additional tutorial and research supervision days will be arranged throughout the three year programme with individual supervisory teams.

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€14,000 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time