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Professional doctorate programmes in social work: the current state of provision in the UK

Scourfield, Jonathan Bryn ORCID: 2008. Professional doctorate programmes in social work: the current state of provision in the UK. British Journal of Social Work 40 (2) , pp. 567-582. 10.1093/bjsw/bcn139

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The paper presents the findings of a survey of UK professional doctorate programmes that have a social work element. The aim was to provide an initial description of the extent and nature of current provision. The survey was conducted via academic community e-mail lists and followed up with telephone interviews. Findings are presented about the universities offering programmes, longevity of programmes, numbers of students, students' employment and employer support, degree nomenclature, programme structure, successful aspects of programmes and their approach to handling the relationship between research and practice. Some tentative conclusions are presented about the possible ways forward for social work professional doctorates and avenues for further research about these degrees.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Uncontrolled Keywords: Practitioner research Research and evaluation Social work education doctoral study
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0045-3102
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 08:52

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