Professional doctorates in England

Bourner, Tom, Bowden, Rachel and Laing, Stuart (2001) Professional doctorates in England Studies in Higher Education, 26 (1). pp. 65-83. ISSN 0307-5079

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This article reports the results of a survey and analysis of the professional doctorates that have been developed in England over the last decade. Its aim is to identify the extent to which professional doctorates have been adopted by English universities, the rate of growth of professional doctorates programmes, and to clarify their distinctive features. By the end of the decade, professional doctorates could be found in the majority of the country's universities and in a wide range of subjects. The number of professional doctorates was still rising at a rapid rate. The article identifies 20 distinctive features that are common to the professional doctorates that together could reasonably be said to comprise 'professional doctorateness' at least as it is interpreted in English universities.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: N000 Business and Management
X000 Education
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1080/03075070124819
Faculties: Brighton Business School
Depositing User: business editor
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 12:44

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