A3 - International comparisons in postgraduate education: quality, access and employment outcomes

Day 1 at 15:20 - - in collaboration with UKCGE

The ‘International comparisons’ report is one of three publications commissioned by HEFCE with the aim of contributing to information sources on postgraduate education and potentially to inform policy. It compares masters and doctoral education in England with postgraduate education in seven other countries: Australia, Germany, India, Norway, Scotland, Spain and the United States and has three overarching themes: quality, access and employment outcomes. The report is being published on 9 September with two other postgraduate reports commissioned by HEFCE and this workshop will provide an initial opportunity to explore the project findings.

Presentation from Workshop A3/B3


Day Day 1
Session A
Start time 15:20
Strand Postgraduate Research
Code A3 - - in collaboration with UKCGEUK Council for Graduate Education UKCGE logo

Dr Brooke Storer-Church - Higher Education Policy Advisor (Postgraduate Policy), HEFCE

Gill Clarke - Vice Chair, UK Council for Graduate Education (University of Oxford)                                                                      

Workshop content and structure

This extended workshop is intended to begin disseminating the findings of the ‘International comparisons’ report and to consider how they relate to institutional practice. After a brief introduction by workshop leaders, delegates will split into three groups according to their interests:

  • Quality
  • Access
  • Employment outcomes

Copies of an extract from the report will be provided to facilitate discussions. The groups will have approximately 1 hour to discuss the report findings in these areas and how the outcomes relate to postgraduate provision in their own institutions. A plenary discussion will provide an opportunity to consider the outcomes of each group’s conclusions.