Demand for doctoral level education on the rise in UAE

DUBAI — The demand for doctoral level education, both from interested students and potential employers, is increasing in the UAE, according to a Press release issued by the British University in Dubai (BUiD).

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 3 Jun 2008, 1:27 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:21 PM

This trend is driven by the needs of an expanding economy and by professionals looking to boost their career in a competitive marketplace.

BUiD says the primary number of requests for information are received from graduate students and professionals aged between 25 and 35 but the trend is apparent across all ages and professions.

According to the Press release, increased interest in the possibility of studying at the highest levels was demonstrated by a recent workshop held at BUiD, designed to help students prepare to study a research degree in education at the doctoral level.

In a recent event aimed at post-graduate students, Dr Mick Randall, Dean, Faculty of Education at BUiD, said, "We are examining the possibility of introducing the British Doctorate in Education specifically to further educational research in the region."

In addition to rising levels of interest from potential students, a growing number of companies and not-for-profit organisations are becoming actively involved in attempting to increase the depth of research-based education carried out within the UAE.

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