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PhD by Published Work: A Practical Guide for Success

Handbook / Manual

Series: Palgrave Research Skills

By: Susan Smith(Author)

176 pages, 5 tables


Paperback | Apr 2015 | #227247 | ISBN-13: 9781137385192
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About this book

More researchers and academics than ever are now choosing to collate their accumulated published work into a PhD. Universities offer a range of pathways to achieving a PhD by Published Work but there is little guidance available for potential or existing students. This much-needed book provides a practical and comprehensive guide to all aspects of the award.

Informed by surveys of academic staff from around the world, the text provides an honest assessment of the pros and cons of various routes and helps you to select a pathway that's right for you. It demystifies key processes and aspects of the award, such as navigating regulations, writing a synthesis and preparing for a vice voce examination. In addition, PhD by Published Work provides a wealth of guidance on how to maximise the impact of your publication outputs and improve your success rate with journals. Each chapter is enriched with activities, questions and advice from those who have successfully completed the award to help you get the most out of your doctoral experience.



1. What is a PhD by Published Work and Why do it?
2. Understanding the Practicalities and Process of Doing a PhD by Published Work
3. Writing for Publication and How to Maximise the Impact of your Publication Outputs
4. Writing Your Synthesis
5. Working With Your Supervisor
6. Managing Your Viva Voce Examination and Beyond

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Susan Smith is Head of Curriculum Development and Review at Leeds Beckett University, UK.

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