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    PhD and the manager’s dream: professionalising the students, the degree and the supervisors?

    Matos, Frederico (2013) PhD and the manager’s dream: professionalising the students, the degree and the supervisors? Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management 35 (6), pp. 626-638. ISSN 1360-080X.

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    Abstract

    This article has two main aims: to analyse relevant literature on the doctoral degree, and to assess whether recent funding changes in the UK have changed the nature of the PhD in the social sciences in a research-intensive and prestigious UK university. Data were collected at BlueSkies University where interviews with social sciences PhD supervisors were conducted. The article posits that doctoral programmes have changed in nature and objectives. The doctorate has become a managed exercise which has affected its aims and scope. Findings are likely to apply to other research-intensive universities in the country due to the overwhelming changes that have been applied to doctoral programmes across the board.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): doctorate, PhD programmes, social sciences
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 13:00
    Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014 13:00
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10931

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