Submission by Published Work
Submission by Thesis
- With the approval of the Faculty Programme Committee a member of staff may be admitted to staff candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Staff candidature requires the submission of published works as set out in 2 below.
- A staff candidate may submit published work provided that:
- the published work is broadly comparable to a PhD thesis (that is, it is evidently the result of sustained work normally in a single field to which it makes an original contribution) and that a substantial and important part of the work submitted has been carried out by the candidate since he or she joined the staff of the University;
- if the candidate incorporates material which has been produced in collaboration with others, a written statement is included indicating the share the candidate personally took in the work;
- the published material is bound together with an abstract and a statement of the candidate's aims and of the nature of the research indicating the contributions to it of the works submitted. Where published papers from different sources are included, the candidate must provide a separate introduction which links the material and demonstrates the nature and extent of his/her original contribution. If the published work is already in book form, the abstract and supporting statement must be bound.
- By the time of submission, a staff candidate must have:
- been registered as a part-time candidate for at least three months, and
- served as a member of staff for a period of not less than 36 months.
- Two external examiners and one internal examiner shall be appointed for a staff candidate.
- A staff candidate submitting for a PhD by published works is not liable for supervision fees but shall pay an examination fee at the time of submission as provided in the Fees Regulations.
No revisions for 2005/06
- A member of staff wishing to submit a thesis in candidature for MPhil or PhD by means of the 'standard' MPhil/PhD route must apply to the Faculty Student Office for candidature under the MPhil/PhD regulations. Standard regulations for higher degree candidature will apply in such cases. This will normally include a requirement to register initially for MPhil and complete relevant procedures for upgrading to PhD candidature. Members of staff registered under these regulations will be liable for standard supervision fees at the part-time rate.
Minor revisions for 2006/07
No revisions for 2007/08
No revisions for 2008/9
No revisions for 2009/10
Revisions approved by UPC in July 2011