1st Edition

The Doctorate as Experience in Europe and Beyond
Supervision, Languages, Identities

ISBN 9781032085111
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
308 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Doctorate as Experience in Europe and Beyond presents a detailed and fascintating account of completing a doctorate from the perspectives of researchers, supervisors and students. It provides an in-depth insight through qualitative data, interpretative methods and insider experiences for a truly unique perspective.

Given the popularity of doctoral studies and their increasing importance outside of academia, the PhD has needed to evolve and develop, particularly given its role in the internationalization of universities. Drawing on in-depth interviews with international participants, this book explores case studies and comparative analysis of the dimensions of researcher identity, the processes of supervision and the use of languages for teaching and learning and conducting research.

Providing a keen insight into how the internationalization of higher education is affecting the doctoral experience, The Doctorate as Experience in Europe and Beyond is ideal reading for all academics, doctoral supervisors and examiners as well as postgraduate students involved in doctoral education.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Michael Byram and Maria Stoicheva

Part I – Case studies

1 University of Aveiro, Portugal

Maria Helena Araújo e Sá, Nilza Costa, Cecília Guerra, Betina Lopes, Mónica Lourenço and Susana Pinto

2 Durham University, United Kingdom

Prue Holmes, Judith Reynolds and Melissa Chaplin

3 Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland

Natasza Styczynska and Marcin Zubek

4 University of Luxembourg

Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu, Stephanie Hofmann and Md. Mizanur Rahman

5 Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria

Maria Stoicheva and Nina Tsvetkova

6 Beijing Language and Culture University, China

Lihong Wang

Part II – Comparative studies

7 The role of supervision in doctoral education – a transversal perspective

Prue Holmes, Nilza Costa and Betina Lopes

8 The role of language and languages in doctoral education – a transversal perspective

Helena Araújo e Sá, Adelheid Hu, Susana Pinto and Lihong Wang

9 Doctoral studies, research excellence and European identity

Maria Stoicheva and Nikolina Tsvetkova

Afterword - Michael Byram and Maria Stoicheva

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Michael Byram is Professor Emeritus at Durham University, UK.

Maria Stoicheva is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at Sofia University, Bulgaria.