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The Professional Doctorate

Date(s) Wednesday 5 December 2007
Venue Southlands College, Roehampton University, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PU
Organised by ESCalate

In a context where there has been much discussion about the changing nature of research degrees, professional doctorates have gained momentum. This in part has been in response to some of the perceived gaps in traditional research degrees. Their appeal to experienced education professionals has been that they embrace professional expertise within higher level study and extend knowledge within the field developing higher level skills to tackle practice challenges.

Despite their success however, there is an inference that more coursework and less research must be lesser quality (Parkes, 2007).

This day conference, at Southlands College, will explore the changing context surrounding the professional doctorate and through workshop activities provide opportunities to share perspectives.

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The outline final programme is below, but click on the right hand link at the top of this page to read a more detailed summary of the day.

If you would like to attend, please register online, or fill out the registration form and send it back to us at or at the contact address at the bottom of the form.

Cancellation by us

ESCalate reserves the right to modify or cancel any event if unforeseen circumstances arise. If we cancel we shall inform you as soon as possible.

Cancellation by you Although this event is free, to you, there are many costs ESCalate is covering. Therefore we reserve the right to charge a fee of £20 for non-attendance if you book and don’t attend without giving 3 days notice.

All cancellations must be made in writing/or by email

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