'The evolving doctorate: meeting the needs of practitioners and professions'.

Jointly hosted by UK Council for Graduate Education and Middlesex University

A warm welcome is extended to those interested in professional and practice-led doctorates and who would like to attend and/or run a session at the 4th International Conference on Professional Doctorates (ICPD-2014). The interest in practice oriented doctorates has grown steadily over the last few decades, so that research and developments in this area have attracted colleagues from a wide variety of subject areas. ICPD-2014 will be of interest to those delivering doctoral programmes at the leading edge of doctoral education internationally, as well as those who support and participate in these programmes, together with anyone wishing to learn more about the latest developments.

The conference will be grouped around the following three themes and we would encourage and welcome proposals for sessions where delegates offer particularly innovative, thought-provoking and challenging ideas – including, for example, multi- and trans-disciplinary approaches to doctorates, widening participation and issues around practice knowledge.

Conference themes:

  • Professional Practice and Professional Associations
  • Pedagogy
  • International Quality Issues

Closing date for abstracts: 10th October 2013 (This is a revised submission date)

More details, plenary speakers and booking:

www.ukcge.ac.uk/profdocs