Entry requirements

You should have a first class undergraduate degree and/or a higher level degree in a relevant subject and/or appropriate experience. You will also require a body of work not more than 10 years old in a relevant field, which will form the basis for your thesis.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Goldsmiths' PhD by Publication is designed for academics with an existing portfolio of published work addressing a central research question

The PhD by Publication is not offered as an alternative to the traditional PhD programme of study, but as an option for academics who may have entered higher education mid-career and have a body of work not more than 10 years old that can be submitted as part of a doctoral-level thesis.

A submission for PhD by Publication may comprise papers, chapters, monographs, scholarly editions of a text, technical reports, creative practice, artefacts, or curatorial production. Whatever the form of your prior work, it is important that it is compatible with research expertise at Goldsmiths. For details of which subject areas the PhD can be in, please see our list of academic departments and research centres.

Who can apply for this programme?

Candidates are expected to be based within the UK (and within reasonable travel time to Goldsmiths’ campus) during their programme, to ensure that they are able to maintain regular contact with their department and supervisor. This is to ensure engagement with supervision, training, and the wider research environment of the College and student’s Department.

Candidates who require a Tier 4 visa are not eligible, as the programme is offered only on a part-time basis.

It is expected that those undertaking a PhD by Publication will not already be holders of a doctorate. However, if a candidate has a distinct body of research that they can clearly demonstrate has not formed part of their previous doctorate, their application may be considered.

Before submitting your application

Candidates interested in applying for the programme should contact Professor John Drever in the Graduate School before submitting a formal application, to discuss eligibility.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    12-18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300