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WP2: New competency-based framework for doctoral admissions

Led by Prof Julie Sheldon, Liverpool John Moores University, with Dr Owen Gower, UK council for graduate education

This work package addresses concerns that current admissions approaches may not recruit applicants who are most suited to doctoral study and hopes that competency-based approaches to admissions may help improve diversity.

EDEPI will run two national events to consult with supervisors, postgraduate researchers and professional services staff in the doctoral community on the development of a competency-based framework for doctoral admissions.  This framework will form the basis of a pilot project across NTU, LJMU and SHU which will collect data over three years on the efficacy and impact of moving away from undergraduate degree classification, awarding institution and research proposal as the principal ways to measure suitability for doctoral study.

Our research

Find out more about the exciting research taking place at Sheffield Hallam University, Nottingham Trent University and Liverpool John Moores University.

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If you have any queries, please email us at: EDEPI@ntu.ac.uk