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The Professional Doctorate in Transnational Education: Narrative Inquiry into Student Experience


This chapter emanates from the fi ndings of research into student experiences of transnational education in Hong Kong. A qualitative case study investigated the experiences of professional doctorate candidates enrolled in a coursework and thesis program delivered in Hong Kong by an Australian university. Narrative research methods were used to explore the perspectives of students throughout the fi nal year of their course. This chapter features the voice of one student, whose narrative provides insights into the dynamics and complexities of doctoral studies for transnational learners. The discussion is built around three key issues: expectations of the program; membership of a learning community; and the relation between learning style and research supervision.