The Degree period is a minimum of 9 months Equivalent Full Time (EFT) and maximum of 12 months EFT.
Publications for inclusion in the thesis or exegesis must have the candidate as the primary author, and (with few exceptions) have been published within six years immediately preceding the request to submit. The publications will form a cohesive body of knowledge arising from a program of research.
Where publications have multiple co-authors, publications must be accompanied by a statement of co-authorship that clearly shows the candidate was the major (50% or more) contributor to the work (conception and design of the project, analysis and interpretation of research data, drafting significant parts of the work or critically revising it so as to contribute to the interpretation). All research projects referred to in the publications must have been approved by the relevant University of Tasmania
Committee/s responsible for ensuring research integrity and ethics, and been produced from research conducted in accordance with the University’s Responsible Research Framework. Only publications that contribute to the university’s HERDC submission are eligible for inclusion. Publications submitted for the degree must not have been submitted as part of, or arisen directly from, the research work performed within another award.
The publications will be bookended by: a) a comprehensive yet concise and critical introduction to the work showing how the individual publications are linked by a common theme, b) a substantial literature review (which may be a recent published narrative or systematic review by the candidate), c) a general discussion/conclusions chapter.
In all other respects, the thesis or exegesis will conform in length, format and structure as defined in the Guidelines for Incorporating Publications into a Higher Degree by Research Thesis. The thesis will be subject to normal examination processes as per the Higher Degree by Research Thesis Preparation, Submission and Examination Policy.
Confirmation of candidature occurs at admission to candidature. In lieu of an annual review of progress, candidate progress will be reviewed by the full supervision team and GRC every 3 months.
Candidates enrolled in a PhD by Prior Publication are not required to enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Research.
In addition to the standard requirements for entry to a Doctoral Degree as defined in the Higher Degree by Research Admissions Policy, in the case of application for admission into a PhD by Prior Publication applicants must also: • present a coherent body of work comprised of pre-existing peer-reviewed outputs of recognised academic excellence that meets or exceeds the requirement for the award of Doctor of Philosophy as defined in Rule 4 • have been employed by, or associated with, the University for normally at least five years on a continuous basis, and be a staff member or adjunct/clinical title holder at the time of submission of the thesis for examination, and • provide evidence of ongoing mentoring (ie. supervision) or peer collaboration and review by a University of Tasmania research academic (or academics) with PhD qualifications during the period that the publications were produced. This requirement could be demonstrated by co-authorship of publications with research academics.
Fees & scholarships
If you’d like to find out more about what scholarships you might be eligible for, you can take a look our research degree scholarships. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.Further information
Detailed fee information for these courses is available at our research degrees page.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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