Doctoral Study in Contemporary Higher Education by Howard Green
- How can the full range of doctoral study in the UK be best described?
- What are the key features that are driving change to the system?
- What are the implications of current initiatives and the increasingly international context of research degree study?
Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data, the book focuses on the diversity in doctoral study. It examines the current state of the full range of doctoral awards, describes them, and then critically analyses tensions that exist. For example, it assesses the definitions and relations between different kinds of doctoral award, the pedagogy that surrounds them and the examination phases of each. The book also offers suggestions of ways to resolve the tensions associated with different forms of study and indicates possible future directions.
Doctoral Study in Contemporary Higher Education is an essential text for those who manage, fund and deliver education at doctoral level.