My situation is as follows. I used to be enrolled at a British university in a social sciences PhD programme. This was a decade ago. For various personal and professional reasons, I did not manage to complete the programme and eventually dropped out/was ex-matriculated. I however continued working and publishing in academia, on individual research papers, but also on my thesis.
The thesis is now almost completed. I was hence wondering whether there are still universities in Europe, where one can enroll, pay tuition and within a fairly short amount of time (e.g. two semesters) submit a full PhD-thesis without having to do a "classic" three year doctoral programme? There is also the possibility of a cumulative thesis submission in Austria and Germany, that I am aware of, however, I would prefer to submit the thesis as a whole.
I would appreciate any suggestions.