Burton, Rob and Kirshbaum, Marilyn (2012) Curriculum Considerations for International Students on Professional Doctorate Courses: A Perspective from the United Kingdom. In: 3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates: ICPD 3, 2nd-3rd April 2012, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

The aim of this round table discussion is to consider academic and personal
challenges associated with the increasing recruitment of international students to
university programmes as highlighted by Trice (2003), which includes professional
doctorate courses. Current economic factors and changes to the UK higher
education system have led to increasing initiatives to recruit overseas students.
Globalisation has been occurring on large social and economic scales for many
decades with populations finding easier communications, collaborations and
information sharing opportunities due to developing technologies and inter-country
mobility systems. For example, in Europe the Bologna process was introduced to
facilitate the internal mobility of students, teachers and administrative staff, due to
the nature of this increase in international mobility of students (Cardoso et al, 2007).

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