Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Science & Engineering
Opportunities are available to study for the research degrees of MPhil and PhD, either full-time or part-time. Research is focused on a number of different Research Institutes across the University.
The Dalton Research Institute is pre-eminent in fields from climate change to surface coatings, transportation to food technology. Our researchers benefit from superbly equipped laboratories and computer facilities and from a strong portfolio of funding bodies that includes Research Councils, the EU, UN, government and industry.
The Institute features four internationally known research groups, which specialise in environmental science, material science, computer science and engineering. Each of these groups has a vibrant research programme, combining advanced theoretical exploration with dynamic international, often cross-disciplinary partnerships. Our research alliances extend throughout the academic, industrial, government and regulatory world giving us an influential voice in the way policy is developed and applied.
The Graduate School of the Faculty of Science and Engineering has almost 200 postgraduate researchers. The School provides a focus for their activities in terms of skills development, and runs seminars and conferences where researchers can exchange ideas and develop their presentation skills.
EES research is focused on understanding and modelling the biological, chemical and physical processes that govern physical Earth systems and ecosystems, their sustainability, and impacts of environmental and climatic change.
CATE has an active portfolio of aviation-related research, with particular emphasis on the central and difficult issue of reconciling the rapid growth in global air transport with the imperatives of sustainable development.
Research within Human Geography and GIS (HUGGIS) at Manchester Met focuses on a broad range of subjects within Social, Cultural and Political Geography
Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project.
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The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Please complete the additional Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information document [doc link] and upload it to the Student documents section of your online application. This collects important information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.
Before you apply, we recommend that you:
We will contact you to let you know the initial outcome of your application, and invite you to attend an interview where appropriate.
Once the university is satisfied with the following, we will send you an offer letter informing you that you have been offered a place of study:
Some offers may be conditional upon achieving certain grades in your examinations, or successfully completing a particular programme. You must satisfy these conditions before we can confirm your unconditional place.