PhD by Publication

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)

Program Description

PhD by Publication

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)

PhD by Publication

The Ph.D. by Publication is a Doctorate degree, much like a conventional Ph.D., but which recognizes research work carried out by entrepreneurial companies and academic organizations that lead to novel and publishable results. The Ph.D. is offered by the University of Bolton in cooperation with the University of New York in Prague.

Usually this requires a minimum of three years. The key point is that during this time, there should be three publications, in literature approved by the University of Bolton. These publications should be in relation to the student's thesis and area of expertise, and should develop knowledge of the subject. The award of this Ph.D. is based purely on these three published works, and as such rewards on-going activities, rather than additional work.

It is different from any other Ph.D. variation, including Ph.D. by Published Works because it is based on works to be published. Publications include papers in high impact factor journals or full international patents. This makes it incredibly versatile, as it opens the door to all aspects of enterprise, from business and science, through to the arts.

Students in the program will have to submit a thesis in English, and provide an oral defense of the new knowledge (philosophy) generated.

The Ph.D. by Publication is suitable for candidates who:

  • Possess a good undergraduate degree and are eager to move up
  • Have a few years experience working in research driven companies, and who will continue to work in the same field for the duration of their Ph.D. or who are working on their own research or project
  • Do not have the time to undertake Part-Time Ph.D. studies
  • Can utilize complementary facilities and expertise at collaborating academic institutions
  • Can complement knowledge obtained through innovation with scientific foundation
  • Aspire to be rewarded for efforts expended in the line of business with the highest academic qualification

Who Benefits: A Win-Win Situation for the student and the Company

The Candidate

  • Will increase depth of their knowledge
  • Obtain the highest academic qualification (doctorate)
  • Network with other Ph.D. candidates and industry partners
  • Become internationally known in the chosen field

The Collaborating Industry or Organization

  • Has ready access to expertise and complementary research facilities
  • Will benefit from two supervisors from an academic organisation
  • Will have access to additional technical support staff

How does it Work:

The program is based on the following format

  • 3 inter-related projects under academic and industry co-supervision
  • Participation in the Knowledge and Innovation Forum (annual event)
  • Publishing of 3 works (one patent is acceptable)

Novelty of works is assessed by journal editorial boards and/or patent agencies

The Thesis includes:

  • 3 publications
  • An introductory chapter that binds the 3 works to establish a new “philosophy”
  • Conclusions and Further recommendations chapter
  • Interview facing a panel of experts
  • Assessment of the contributions to new knowledge created by the candidate

Participation at University events

The student is required to go to the University of Bolton 2 to 3 times, at least once at the beginning and once at the end where they will reply to questions in relation to their thesis to a five-member committee. Three members of the committee are representatives of the University of Bolton, and the other two members are external associates. During the first year the supervisor directs the student as to how they should do their research. There are many subjects which the student may select for their thesis.

  • Postgraduate Induction Program
  • Annual 2 days event to familiarize students with research practice codes, especially publishing and IPR
  • Research Forum
  • Monthly half day event where candidates in the same field present their findings to colleagues and industry
  • Research and Innovation Forum
  • Annual 4 days conference / networking event
  • Paper presentations by all Ph.D. candidates
  • Proceedings are book bound
  • Poster presentations
  • Business plan competition in groups with DBAs and MBAs
  • Prizes and awards presentation
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This school offers programs in:
  • English
University of New York in Prague (UNYP)

Last updated September 9, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
3 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Czech Republic Prague
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