PRE-UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION COURSE FOR PHD BY PRIOR PUBLICATION
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
If your answer is yes to these questions, then this course is for you!
This course will enable you to become better prepared for the PhD by prior publication at a university of your choice. Remember this PhD option is not available at every university, but we will help you identify those universities that match your interests. More than that, we will guide you through the process of better preparing and presenting yourself to this new and emerging approach to getting a PhD.
If you have a good record of research experience and publication, then you deserve the academic recognition that a doctoral degree brings!
WHY IS IFSD DELIVERING THIS COURSE?
Furthermore, IFSD has spent time and effort in doing research on universities in the UK, Australia, Ireland, Malaysia and some parts of USA to find out alternative approaches to PhD on offer. We have located various innovative streams of PhD and higher degrees, and the PhD by Prior Publication (PhDP) is one suited to well published professionals.
Appreciating the value of this alternative route to PhD, IFSD has now developed a global database of universities offering PBPP on a variety of disciplines. We also have experienced academics and researchers to assess your publication and research standing, as well as suggest and guide you to strengthen your publication base so you have better chances of getting enrolled as a candidate for PBPP in a university.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Understand and explain the frameworks and procedures of PBPP as offered by various universities and prepare a list of relevant universities
- Fully explain the requirements for PBPP candidacy for at least 2-3 universities of your choice
- Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your current publication and research standing in relation to the PBPP requirements of the 2-3 prioritised universities
- Identify areas of improvements needed in your research and publication portfolio to become better prepared for PBPP degree
- Understand and apply experiential and self-reflective research methods (only in social sciences) to deepen your research skills and to capture practical/experiential insights into new and ongoing publications
- Improve skills in scientific writing to prepare 1-3 papers from your prior research and professional experience (subject to the adequacy of prior research and experience)
- Develop preliminary outlines for 1-3 additional papers based on your existing research and professional experience (subject to the adequacy of prior research and experience)
- Draft 1-3 scientific papers (subject to adequate prior research, data and evidence)
- Gain confidence in preparing yourself for your candidacy to PBPP to the universities of choice
PACKAGING OF THE COURSE
Category A: Candidates who have good research experience but limited publication will be required to participate in the full course (25 weeks) and have enough time to publish a specific number of papers before they are recommended for enrolment into a university within 1-2 years. The full course fee is USD 7,000.
Category B: Candidates who have up to two scientific publications published recently and two others in the pipeline can complete the requirements within 15 weeks. They can be recommended to a university for enrolment within a year. The fee will be reduced to USD 5,000.
Category C: Candidates who have excellent record of publications can complete the course in 5 weeks for a fee of USD $3,000. They can then immediately be recommended to a university for enrolment.
Table 1. Tentative Session Outline
|Week||Session number and titles|
|1||1. Frameworks and procedures of PhDP|
|2-4||2. Critical assessment of candidate requirements for 3 universities|
|5-6||3. Review of publications and current research|
|7-10||4. Experiential reflective research methods|
|11-12||5. Scientific writing|
|13||6. Paper outlines (1 week per paper)|
|14-15||7. Draft papers (2 weeks per paper)|
|16-17||8. Drafting application for PhDP|
- An email stating what you hope to gain from the course
- A CV detailing your publications and research experience
- One-page research idea – connecting your research and publications
- Any questions you want to ask about the course