Call for papers on “Professional Doctorates”

Call for papers

Special issue

Higher Education and work-based Learning


Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning

In the last two decades there has been a large growth internationally in the range and type of professional doctorate awards aimed at individuals who prefer to follow a professional or practice-based doctoral route.  These routes take work-based learning to its highest possible academic level.

However, as with much work-based learning, this type of doctorate can be perceived with some scepticism, sometimes considered as ‘PhD-lite’, and even those who embrace its potential often find it difficult to find their way through the confusion of different models that exist. Nevertheless, experience shows that successful programmes have significant benefits: in an era when impactful research is high on the agenda, they offer the opportunity to create a ‘living link’ between practitioners and academics at the highest level of enquiry, working on real-world strategic projects and research requested by and used by their specific area of professional practice.

The special issue will seek to challenge perceptions and share the experience of those already established in this field from both academic and practitioner perspectives (…)





Submission of abstract by 26th July

Submission of full paper by 31st October




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