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 require intensive assistance and mentoring from IFSD experts for 1.5 to 2.5 years. The full course fee is USD 7,000 payable in two instalments, one at the beginning and the other in 3 months after commencement. They can be recommended to a University for PhDP enrolment after 2 years.
Category B: Candidates who have up to two scientific publications published recently and at least two others in the pipeline require 1-1.5 years of academic support and mentoring. They can be recommended to a university for enrolment between 1 to 2 years. The fee is USD 5,000, playable in two instalments, one at the beginning and other in 3 months after commencement.
Category C: Candidates who have excellent record of publications can complete the course within six months for a fee of USD $3,000 payable in two instalments, first at the beginning, and the second in two months after the commencement. They can be recommended to a university for enrolment after 6 months.
- Frameworks and procedures of PhDP: How do different universities in the UK, Australia, and other countries structure PhDP?
- Critical assessment of candidate requirements for 3 universities: Do you have adequate published works and of not how can your publication be strengthened in the next 1-2 years?
- Developing your coherent research framework: How can your research be best presented as a coherent body of work for your PhDP candidature in your preferred university?
- Experiential reflective research methods: How can you best capture your existing research for publications?
- Scientific writing: How to write and publish in peer reviewed outlets?
- Paper outlines (1 week per paper): What are your papers that you can produce in the next 1-2 year and who will be collaborating with you?
- Draft papers (2 weeks per paper): How do you draft the planned papers?
- Drafting application for PhDP: How can you best put together your PhDP application for the identified universities?
- 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