PhD by Published Works
Available to internal OU staff and staff based at our Affiliated Research Centres only. Talk to the Graduate School if you’re interested in this option.
The University also awards two higher doctorates, the Doctor of Letters (DLitt) and the Doctor of Science (DSc) on the basis of published work. These qualifications are only open to graduates of the University, a graduate holding a degree validated by The Open University who is not otherwise eligible for registration with a degree-awarding institution, members of University staff of at least three years standing (including Associate Lecturers) and others with established links to the University. Please contact the Graduate School for further information.