New Professional Doctorate in Human Performance & Innovation, University of Limerick, Sept 2021 – Dr. Ciarán MacDonncha

The University of Limerick is proud to announce the launch of the new Professional Doctorate in Human Performance and Innovation (4 years part-time).

This programme is designed for experienced professionals in sport and high level performance and those situated in the health and education sectors promoting physical activity behaviour. The programme is focused on driving innovation within their specific fields of expertise. Content will be customised to support the candidate in developing the skills and knowledge bases necessary to drive the evolution, development, validation and implementation of targeted innovations. Doctoral candidates will be supported throughout the process by a team of internationally recognised academics and experienced practitioners.

This course is a direct response to an evident and growing need for professionals who are both academically astute and capable of demonstrating high-level critical thinking within practical contexts. As such, this landmark programme offers an alternative route to doctoral qualification by recognising the need to create agile and individually tailored programmes of study moulded around the working lives of busy professionals operating in high-pressure environments.

Accordingly, and in response to the changing nature and demands of 21st century performance domains, this course is designed to be optimally adaptable. To this end, a menu of e-learning options ensures that the candidate can continue to learn and innovate, regardless of location and/or shifting life demands.

The Professional Doctorate in Human Performance and Innovation will commence in September 2021.

Prospective candidates should apply on, or before, June 18th, 2021.


Applications open October 2020.  For further information, please contact

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