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Publication, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #351 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The PhD by Publication at Goldsmiths, University of London 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 or who are in more practice-based professions and have a body of work not more than 10 years old.
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This work may comprise papers, chapters, monographs, books, scholarly editions of a text, technical reports, creative work in relevant areas, artifacts, or curatorial production. You may also be an alumnus of Goldsmiths or have strong ties to us. Either way, we would love to hear from you. 

The PhD by Publication at Goldsmiths, University of London is available on a part-time basis only, as we expect that you’ll maintain your practice throughout the programme.


Throughout the programme, you’ll develop a thesis of 15,000-30,000 words, which will be a contextualized, coherent narrative and critical appraisal of the portfolio of work you select to submit alongside it. This will form the basis for your viva voce examination.


You’ll receive academic support and advice from your supervisors, who will be from relevant academic departments. Their role will be to provide you with support and advice on:

  • selecting the work to include with your thesis submission from your portfolio
  • the development of your thesis
  • preparation for the viva voce

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 18 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


Your supervisor will work closely with you to ensure that your training needs are met throughout the programme. The PhD practice forum offers practice research training including:

  • Ethics
  • Working collaboratively
  • Web-based dissemination
  • Goldsmiths Research Online (GRO)

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
  • Contact details of a second referee
  • A personal statement – this can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
  • If available, an electronic copy of your educational transcript 
  • Details of your research proposal

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14330 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14330 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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