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Our Viewpoint series tackles some of the big questions in higher education and offers our opinion on key topics. We look at what's been said publicly about each issue and the available research, the responsibilities of universities and colleges, QAA's responsibilities and guidance, and what possible solutions might be.

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Doctoral research students - what should they expect from their academic experience? - January 2017

In this QAA Viewpoint, we discuss some of the major characteristics of doctoral research degrees, as set out in the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, and what contributes to a good academic experience for doctoral research students. We also identify areas for potential development in this area by institutions, based on recent QAA review findings.

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