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The quality and reputation of the UK Doctorate

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START DATE 12 April 2017
START TIME 01:00pm

Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT

END DATE 12 April 2017
END TIME 03:00pm

Middlesex University and the International Association of Practice Doctorates host this workshop on issues concerned with doctoral outcomes and practical perspectives on graduate attributes

Following the recent CRAC report on Professional Doctorates this workshop considers some of the issues around the comparability/equivalence of doctoral outcomes and practical perspectives on graduate attributes.

Gill Clarke, vice Chair UKCGE, chairs a working group on the quality and reputation of the UK doctorate. The group’s objectives include plans to develop a statement from UKCGE on the equivalence of doctorates, taking account of UK-wide and international perspectives.

The overview of the working group and of this workshop encompasses all doctorates, whether Professional or Doctors of Philosophy, whether interdisciplinary, practice or discipline-based, doctorates by published work and so on. Our workshop has a special interest in professional doctorates and will consider how professional doctorates fit into the deliberations of the working group so far.

The QAA Doctoral Degree Characteristics statement is a starting point for the working group who acknowledge that the characteristics relate to the degree rather than the candidates, although the most recent edition of the statement includes a brief section on candidate attributes. Case studies of people undertaking a range of differing degrees can illuminate how different doctoral pathways can meet the quality expectations in doctorate degrees.

Gill will update colleagues on the working group’s discussions and findings to date and then open up the debate to the workshop attendees.

An International Association of Practice Doctorates (IAPD) and Middlesex University event.

For further information, please contact Professor Carol Costley, Chair IAPD

Tea and coffee will be served on arrival from 12.30 (please arrive in good time for prompt start)

To book a place, please contact Cost: £30.00

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