Masters and Doctorate in Professional Studies

The Masters and Doctorate in Professional Practice offered by the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University can provide practitioners with an opportunity to accredit their good work.  GoodWork Academy is developing a pathway onto this programme, in cooperation with the Institute, designed for professionals in the Third Sector and beyond.

Middlesex University pioneered the development of work based learning in higher education during the early 1990s. The University has been awarded a Queens Prize for excellence and innovation for work based learning and has been recognised as a centre for excellence in teaching and learning in the field of work based learning by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

The Doctorate in Professional Studies is the professional equivalent to the PhD.  It has the same rigorous assessment standards as the PhD but its focus is on research in the work place and practice.

Members of the core team responsible for the programme at Middlesex recently recorded a podcast introducing the programme.  Professor Carol Costley is Academic Director of the programme, Dr Mehmetali Dikerdem is Programme Leader and Dr Kate Maguire is Programme Leader of the Doctorate in Professional Studies by Public Works.  They are joined by Ben Witchalls, a candidate enrolled in the programme.   You can listen to the 10 minute podcast here.



For more information about the GoodWork pathway onto the programme follow this link.  Or contact us at

To learn more about the programme, join us at a Briefing.

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