A key characteristic of our PrD is that it recognises the workplace as both the field for, and the beneficiary of, high-quality research. You should seek to integrate and diffuse your doctoral studies within your practice. In recognition of this our PrD has a shorter minimum completion time of 3 years (part-time), compared to our PhD (which is typically 4 years part-time).
Such a close relationship to your chosen field of investigation requires an appropriate balance between objectivity and subjectivity.
Our PrD differs from a PhD in that our PrD:
* may be interventionist in its relationship to the topic being investigated
* uses an applied, problem-focused, or action-based approach
* invites you to become involved in implementing change in your organisation
* recognises the importance of advisers at your place of work
* enhances your development through the use and dissemination of your research findings.
This programme has a range of excellent facilities, including a state-of-the-art courtroom for staging debates and elements of the criminal justice process. You will also have access to our outstanding library resources, as well as access to the Cambridge University Library and other local archives.
Career development and training
We are committed to offering training and career development opportunities for all research students. Candidates are encouraged to give papers at graduate conferences within Anglia Ruskin and at other universities