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The Impact of Massification of the Higher Education Sector on the Idea of a Degree in the UK

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posted on 04.01.2018, 03:51 authored by ELIZABETH BRONWEN KNIGHT
This study investigates whether the messages sent by academic institutions of different status in their prospectuses about the idea of a degree have changed over the period of massification in the UK 1976-2013. The study concludes that there are differing identifiable discourse topics, and these have changed over the period, especially away from a traditional liberal higher education to a focus on graduate employment. The major change found over the period is an increase in the homogenisation of marketing materials, which enhanced the coding of institutional status, and as a result now requires increased support for prospective students.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Susan Christine Webb

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Education

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Education