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Higher degrees or higher ambitions? A new approach to PhDs

Author: This blog was authored by Professor Christopher Smith, Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and originally published by HEPI. The modern PhD in the UK is usually dated to the years immediately after the First World War.  It is a relative latecomer then, and the complex articulation of a three-cycle process (undergraduate,… Continue Reading»

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