Research degrees by publication

 

The PhD/MPhil/MbyRes by Publication have been introduced as part of the Graduate Research Faculty Board: Strategic Plan 2008-2011. The University offers the opportunity for staff members to complete a degree via this route, as well as for external applicants to apply to do so.

The Faculty Board paper, of June 2009, outlining this can be found here.

For further information please see the following regulations:

Regulations Governing the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by Publication

Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Philosophy by Publication

Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Arts by Research and Master of Science by Research by Publication

The PhD by Publication is referenced for applicants on the Research Degrees page of the Postgraduate Study Pages.

Further guidance is also provided with regard to the submission of by publication degrees in section 2.2 of the Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for the Degrees of MPhil/PhD/EdD/DEdPsy/DClinPsy/MbyRes: Statement of Procedures.

Inclusion of publications in the work of currently registered PGR students

Students who are registered on other graduate research programmes may also be able to include publications within their thesis, so long as these have been written during the course of their registration. For more information see section 2.2 of the Presentation of Theses/Dissertations for the Degrees of MPhil/PhD/EdD/DEdPsy/DClinPsy/MbyRes: Statement of Procedures.

Process for applications for MbyRes, MPhil and PhD by Publication

  • All enquiries will be passed to the College who should advise prospective applicants whether they are eligible for the 'by Publication' route.
  • Students will normally apply for the standard programme, eg, PhD in Finance, MPhil in Geography, MbyRes in Politics and they should include information that they wish to do the degree 'by Publication'.
  • The College will consider if the applicant is suitable and if so mark the Decision Form clearly 'BY PUBLICATION'.
  • The decision form should then be forwarded to the Admissions Office.
  • The Admissions and Registry Offices will ensure that the programme details are set up on SITS, that the Fees office is informed and that a offer letter is sent.
  • Once the fees are set up and the Admissions Office has been informed, applicants who are ready to register can then be transferred.

Due to the importance of establishing the suitability of applicants for this route, applicants should be advised to contact potential supervisors or research group leaders with details of their publications and academic qualifications. Applicants with a suitable history of publications would then be asked to submit a formal application.