Human Performance & Innovation

The Professional Doctorate (PD) in Human Performance (4-year parttime, Level 10 NFQ, 270 ECTS) and Innovation provides an opportunity for professionals in human behaviour and performance (e.g. sport, high level performance, physical activity behaviour and promotion related to health and education sectors) to engage in an advanced degree characterised by a systematic and multi-disciplinary implementation and evaluation of targeted and necessary innovations. The programme is delivered exclusively through e-learning modalities.

Key Fact
The premise of the PD in Human Performance and Innovation recognises that mature practitioners, embedded in professional environments, already have substantial domain-specific knowledge, expertise and experiences. The programme of study is customised to the learning and development needs of the doctoral candidate. The PD route thus offers practitioners a personally tailored programme of study designed to drive, implement and evaluate beneficial innovations within their realm of expertise and serve their future career ambitions.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Professional Doctorate in Human Performance and innovation require a minimum 2.2 honours degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in a relevant area, or a professional qualification deemed equivalent. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) entry will be available for those without a related degree if they can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience. Specifically, prospective candidates require a minimum of 5 years' professional experience. An application via RPL requires a supporting statement uploaded with the application. Applicants may be interviewed as part of the application process.

Subjects taught

Programme Content

Year 1
Autumn Semester
Personal Review and
Development Planning

Spring Semester
The Professional Paradigm 1: Practical and Theoretical Frameworks (M-Grade)
Evaluation Methods and Analysis 1

Summer Semester
The Professional Paradigm 2: Evolving the Theory, Evidence, Practice and Innovation (M-Grade)

Year 2

Autumn Semester
Professional Innovation: Intervention Design and Evaluation 1 (M-Grade)

Spring Semester
• Evaluation Methods and Analysis 2
• Innovation Progression 1 (M-Grade)

Summer Semester
• Professional Innovation: Intervention Design and Evaluation 2
• Exit Award – Professional Masters in Human Performance and Innovation

Year 3
Autumn Semester
• Professional Innovation: Intervention Design and Evaluation 3 (M-Grade)

Spring Semester
• Professional Innovation: Intervention Design and Evaluation 4 (M-Grade)

Summer Semester
• Professional Innovation: Intervention Design and Evaluation 5
• Innovation Progression 2 (M-Grade)

Year 4
Autumn Semester
Professional Innovation: Intervention Design and Evaluation 6 (M-Grade)

Spring Semester
• Professional Innovation: Intervention Design and Evaluation 7 (M-Grade)

Summer Semester
• Professional Innovation: Intervention Design and Evaluation 8
• Innovation Progression 3 (M-Grade)

Credits

90

Duration

4 Years Part Time

Fees

MSc Biological and Biomolecular Science (F104) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 8170
nonEU fee per year - € 25600

***Fees are subject to change

Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2020/2021 September

Post Course Info

Careers & Employability
This programme will enable you to choose from a wide range of careers and areas of postgraduate study. This multi-disciplinary course provides a solid grounding for careers in industry, health and research, such as Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Microbiology, Process Control, Technical Transfer, Research and Development, and Regulatory Affairs, Scientific Editor or Writer, Lab Technician or Analyst roles.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    Prof Doctorate

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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