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The 21st Century PhD

08 June 2018, 12:15 pm–1:00 pm

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The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is considered to be the highest academic award in the world.

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All

Organiser

UCL Festival of Culture

Location

Garwood Lecture Theatre
South Wing, UCL
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

The first PhD was awarded in Paris in the 12th century, but doctoral degrees were not fully established in the UK until the early 20th century. At UCL, PhDs were introduced in 1921, and in 2016-17 there were 5500 research students (14% of the student population).

This session will consider the economic and social benefits of obtaining a doctoral degree. We'll discuss the pros and cons of studying beyond the undergraduate or graduate degree, and share the common misunderstandings and myths relating to doctoral education and its effects.

Speakers

  • Dr Denise Hawkes, Education EdD programme leader at the UCL Institute of Education.
  • Aleksandra Griazina, UCL Institute of Education

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