If a student is enrolled in a PhD by Prior Published Work, this will be highlighted in the student details in Inspire.
The PhD by Prior Published Work is only for individuals who have already generated a range of high-quality publications that form a substantial contribution to knowledge, that is, publications completed prior to the commencement of the degree.
The maximum duration of candidature is one year from approval of enrolment.
In addition to the relevant publications intended for examination, and all the items listed in Rules 3. to 5. in the HDR Thesis Rules, the thesis must include:
- A significant contextual statement (but not a detailed reworking of individual papers) with:
- the aims underpinning the publications
- the field of knowledge within current literature
- how the publications are linked, and
- a conclusion showing the overall significance of the work and contribution to knowledge, problems encountered and future directions of the work.
- A statement which indicates which portions of the published works are claimed to be original.
Multi-author publications may be included within a thesis, provided:
- the student is the primary author
- there is a clear statement for each publication documenting the contribution of each author to the publication, from conceptualisation to realisation and documentation, in accordance with the Authorship of Research Output Procedures, and
- each of the other authors provides permission for use of their work to be included in the co-authorship form.
Publications where the student is not the primary author may be included within a thesis if a clear justification for the publication’s inclusion is provided, including the circumstances relating to production of the publication and the student’s position in the list of authors. However, it is preferable to include such publications as appendices, rather than in the main body of the thesis.
For more information about the PhD by prior published work refer to the Course Information Page.