This is an accelerated route for experienced practitioners and researchers who have a substantial number of publications in a thematically linked area.
Your work should form a body of research and you’ll need to demonstrate at least eight peer-reviewed publications, available in the public domain.
An advisor will help you to adapt this research work and you’ll need to submit a thesis of eight to 12 publications. You’ll also submit a linking narrative that defines the context of the work and how each paper fits into the ‘story’ that the body of work describes.
You’ll submit a critical commentary of 10,000 – 15,000 words and your work will be examined. You’ll be questioned on aspects of this work and you’ll have the opportunity to respond constructively in a viva voce exam.
Past and current examples of PhD by publication undertaken by medics include: screening for pre-eclampsia; emergency medical education and the interface with social media; advances in multidisciplinary tracheostomy care and their impact on the safety and quality of care in the critically ill.
This course is part of our Postgraduate Medicine provision, a University wide initiative that aims to lead in medical education, applied research and knowledge exchange.
This accelerated route usually takes either six months full-time or twelve months part-time.
It’s designed for experienced practitioners and researchers who can demonstrate extensive experience of independent research and publications in a thematically linked area. As you aren’t creating additional research, you’ll have an advisor rather than a supervisory team (as in Route One).
To apply for this route, you’ll submit your current publications or the sub-set you’d like us to consider. You’ll also need to submit a statement indicating the unifying theme of your research and its contribution to knowledge.
If your work is of the appropriate standard for a PhD, we’ll invite you to an interview to discuss the next steps.
Visit the PhD by Published Work (Route 2) - Health, Psychology & Social Care page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!