The Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Published Work is only available to individuals who have already generated a range, as a general guide, at least six to eight clustered first-author publications, as a minimum, of high-quality publications that form a substantial contribution to knowledge - that is, publications completed prior to the commencement of the degree.

The PhD by Prior Published Work has very strict parameters and commencing postgraduates will not qualify.

In a Doctor of Philosophy by Prior Published Work, the student will undertake a short program of work culminating in a thesis comprising a contextual statement and a body of published work accumulated prior to acceptance into candidature.

Applicants must have completed their PhD qualifying program at least three years before their application for candidature for this degree, and spent at least three years following conferral of the qualifying award substantially engaged in the practice and study of the discipline or related discipline. They must also satisfy the University that there is a prima facie case that their prior published work meets the requirement for admission to the award.

Please refer to the PhD course rules  for specific information about the requirements for the PhD by Prior Published Work

For more information about the format of a PhD by Prior Published Work please contact HDR Examinations Team in the Office of Graduate Research. 

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