What is the difference between a PhD and a professional doctorate?

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A.The PhD is the entry point for an academic or research position. It forms an ideal basis for many other careers, and PhD graduates are in demand for a range of positions in business and industry. Professional doctorates such as Doctor of Psychology combine a research project, coursework and structured research tasks which are specifically related to professional practice, and are often carried out in the workplace. The standard is equivalent to the PhD but the orientation is towards the development of professional practice rather than primarily as a contribution to academic knowledge.
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