Professional Doctorate in Midwifery
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The Professional Doctorate in Midwifery (DMid) is a part-time doctoral programme that will enable you to study whilst continuing in your current midwifery role. The programme aims to nurture independent, critically reflective and competent researchers who are equipped to lead and develop Midwifery research, either independently or as part of a team.
The DMid will provide you with the opportunity to:
- develop research skills and knowledge
- experience our world class research institute OxINMAHR
- study midwifery theory and practice with a cohort of like-minded individuals
- develop research skills in order to carry out doctoral level research
- research specific issues of professional relevance and concern in depth
- develop a strong research-practitioner community
- study the methodology of healthcare research.
It culminates in a research project that is focused on practice and makes a new contribution to midwifery knowledge. It offers a vehicle to launch and develop clinical academic careers.
The aims of the DMid are to:
- provide a deeper knowledge, understanding and awareness of midwifery, and a critical awareness of the political, historical and cultural landscape impacting on the profession
- develop and produce independent, reflective and competent researchers
- promote critical self reflection and knowledge acquisition
- help professionals to manage their own learning in order to promote high levels of critical understanding and professional application.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
Learning and assessment
The DMid is taught alongside our sister DNurs programme, and develops students over a 5 year period.
The first 2 years are delivered in a modular format, through face to face teaching and online activities. The last 3 years explore an area of practice through independent research.
The programme has been designed to support the development of an increasingly active and independent researcher and writer by providing a blend of learning approaches designed to promote intellectual autonomy. These include:
- face-to-face seminars and workshop activities
- guided online activities
- student-led seminars
- and individual tutorial and supervision sessions.
How to apply
Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year, your fees will increase each year.
For International fees the following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
Home fees are set by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and are released approximately five months before the start of each academic year.
If you have any questions about fees, get in touch with the Research Degrees Team at email@example.com.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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The continuation fee, where it is payable is compulsory, but not applicable to Masters by research or PhD by Published Work, detailed as follows:
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Bench fees for full-time study will be calculated on an individual basis and the amount will depend on the subject and project. In some cases no bench fee will be charged.
Bench fees for part-time study will be calculated on an individual basis and the amount will depend on the subject and project. In some cases no bench fee will be charged.
It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
If following viva, examiners recommend that a student is required to revise and resubmit their thesis for re-examination, they must pay the resubmission fee for the duration of that period.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.