Constructing innovative doctorates: Scoping evidence on doctoral structure and practices from six African countries

PASGR commissioned this scoping study of doctoral education to understand the key characteristics of both existing and planned doctoral programmes within the social sciences. These characteristics include:  content, structure, organisation, practices, management, and delivery. The study examined and made recommendations for: the policy framework for doctoral training at institutional and national levels; doctoral recruitment practices; content and structure of doctoral programs, pedagogical practices, and the organisation of doctoral supervision.

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