Manchester Metropolitan University

Educational research is based in the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI). ESRI is one of the leading UK centres for applied educational research and evaluation, and a thriving research community.

Rated in the top twenty research departments in the UK for the impact of our educational research in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with the 67% of our research being rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’. We have an outstanding portfolio of research grants and publications, regularly organise national and international seminars and workshops and other services to research.

Check if you meet our standard university entrance requirements for research degrees. For details on applying see our applications page.

Guidance notes for applicants

You will also find it helpful to consult the fees information for potential Home/EU and Overseas students.

If you do not find what you are looking for on this page - why not come along to Manchester Metropolitan's next Postgraduate Courses Fair or book a place on an online Postgraduate Course event?

Submit your own idea for a Self-funded PhD

Self-funded research degree opportunities within the Faculty of Education are open throughout the year.

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