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Existing Published or Creative Work
Existing Published or Creative Work PhD
Existing Published or Creative Work PhD

Existing Published or Creative Work PhD

  • ID:US440023
  • Level:Doctoral Degree (Phd, M.D., ...)
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • LivingFee/Month:£2,000.00
  • LivingFee/Month:£2,000.00

* £3,500 deposit

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

All candidates should hold at least an honours degree (first or upper second class), or equivalent.

To apply, please complete the online application form (see the Apply Now button), together with the following documents to be uploaded through the application portal, see below:

  • Details of Published or Creative works
  • Statement of Authorship - This statement is made by collaborating researcher(s) confirming the contribution you have made to the research. This statement is only required if all or parts of the work are the result of collaborative research. Please arrange for the collaborators to complete the pro-forma if this applies to your work
  • Qualification certificates
  • Birth certificate or personal details page of the passport
  • Curriculum Vitae

Without all of the above documents, we will not be able make you an offer on this programme.

In addition, in the ‘personal statement’ section of the online application form, please provide a statement of no more than 1000 words outlining:

  • How and in what respect the work has made a significant and coherent contribution of knowledge.
  • The impact within its discipline
  • The methodologies used
  • An appropriate contextualisation of the research
  • Clear indication of any parts of the work which may have been carried out in collaboration with other parties/authors

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Course Information

A PhD by Published or Creative Work is designed for individuals with an existing portfolio of published work addressing a central research question. This degree will be awarded to a candidate who has critically investigated an approved topic and demonstrated an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field.

A submission for PhD by Published or Creative Work may comprise of academic papers, chapters, and monographs, scholarly editions of texts, creative practice, artefacts, or curatorial production.

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Career Opportunity

There is pressure on teaching staff at universities to demonstrate that they have higher qualifications than those whom they are teaching. A PhD is often required for academic posts in research-intensive institutions.

The PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work is a fast track for you to gain doctorate-level recognition for work that you have already done. It is therefore well suited to academic staff who would like to develop their careers.

More broadly, the achievement of a doctorate demonstrates your ability to make a major contribution to the development of new ideas, techniques and approaches. There is a strong association between successful postgraduate study and professional employment, according to the Higher Education Policy Institute.

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