Academics publish article on development and delivery of professional doctorates in 3* journal

Education 18 May 2017

Dr Steven Cranfield

Dr Pauline Armsby and Dr Steven Cranfield, academics at Westminster Business School have published an article on the development and delivery of professional doctorates in 3* journal, Studies in Higher Education.

The article is titled The Design of Doctorate Curricula for Practising Professionals and is written by Dr Pauline Armsby and Dr Steven Cranfield at the Department of Leadership and Professional Development at Westminster Business School together with Dr Carol Costley at the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University. It was published in the a peer-reviewed 3* academic journal Studies in Higher Education.

The paper analyses the views of 68 HE staff, mainly from Europe and North America, about current issues in designing an appropriate curriculum for practitioners. It concludes that a wider understanding of the values and purpose of doctoral education, within and beyond the academy, is required that recognises the production of knowledge through practice, and supports ethical social action.

Read the full article.


About Westminster Business School:

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, is one of London’s leading centres for professional business education. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes, including the AMBA accredited MBA.

All of our degrees are professionally focused and prepare students for working in their chosen careers. Alongside our quality courses, students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements and study abroad. Our central London location provides strong links with the business and government communities enabling us to bring practitioners and experts into the classroom on a regular basis.

We have a diverse student population which reflects London’s demographic variety and every year we welcome hundreds of students from Asia, Australia, continental Europe and the United States. We also have visiting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Although we are a school with a strongly international outlook, we also offer a range of part-time qualifications for working professionals.