PhD by Published Works

About PhD by Published Works

The submission for the PhD by Published Works includes a copy of works published within the 10-year period prior to submission; and a critical analysis comprising a statement of the contribution of the work to the advancement of the field of study, a critical account of its significance, an explanation of the inter-relationship between the material presented, and a critical appraisal and discussion of the corpus.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be academic members of staff at Queen’s, who have been a member of staff for a minimum of one year prior to application. Their case will be considered by the School Postgraduate Research Committee.

How to apply

Application forms are available from the Admissions and Access Service (email:, tel;  +44 (0) 28 9097 5081.)

Applicants for a PhD by Published Works are required to establish a prima facie case that their work is of an appropriate standard. The application must include:

  • Details of the applicant’s academic qualifications
  • A list of the publications to be submitted
  • A brief statement of the nature and scope of the research work on which the application is based, and an explanation of the inter-relationship between the cited publications
  • A statement about joint authorship of publications, and the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work.

Registration is normally on a part-time basis, under the direction of an advisor appointed by the University. You will be expected to submit your published works with a 10,000 word critical analysis, within one year. Applicants should contact the relevant School for further information.

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