Research Degree & Professional Doctorate Degree Programmes involve students carrying out research in an area of their choosing, under the guidance of a principal supervisor, and in some cases a co-supervisor and supported by a Research Studies Panel (RSP). The degree is awarded following successful completion of a programme of supervised research and advanced education and training. Students on a professional doctorate also need to demonstrate the capacity to apply knowledge in a professional practice setting.
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