This route is aimed at candidates who already have research experience, whether alone or done collaboratively, and have published a minimum of 3 academic publications, papers or journal articles.
These publications must be in the public domain and demonstrate a depth of scholarship and originality, and would normally have been peer reviewed. For this route, the University provides academic supervision and support as the candidate adds to their existing body of published work. To apply, students are requested to submit their existing publications and an outline of the proposed area of future research and publications. Candidates will be interviewed to discuss their plans, and a place will be offered subject to funding and the availability of appropriate supervision.
The same type of supervisory team will be provided, and the same support and review processes will operate as for the conventional PhD route.
The endpoint for this route is a thesis comprising approximately eight to twelve thematically linked publications, accompanied by critical commentary of 10-15,000 words. As with the conventional route, students defend their theses in a viva voce examination.
PhD completion on this route usually takes either two years full-time or four years part-time.
Full time: 24 months · Part-time: 48 Months
UK and EU students
UK and EU students: Distance Learning fee: £2,098 per year. Tuition fees may increase each academic year in line with Research Council indicative guidelines.
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international students: Distance Learning fee: £7,200 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Master's qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Taught tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study). Research tuition fees may increase each academic year in line with Research Council indicative guidelines.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400
Features and benefits of the course
- Affiliation with Research Centres and groups within the faculty and collaboration with research active colleagues across the University
- Aimed at academics and clinicians with research experience, this route allows applicants to build on current published material in order to gain a doctoral qualification.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject. Details of departmental staff can be found at: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/hpsc/our-staff/
Why study in Manchester?
Manchester - a truly international city
Manchester is an international city, with world class transport and infrastructure not only to regional locations, but nationally and internationally. Home to one of the largest international airports, Manchester really is a gateway to the world.
Building on our impressive location and accessibility, we are a University with big ambitions. With a recent £350m investment in our facilities we have provided impressive new facilities for the School of Art, Hollings, Business and Law and most recently the superb £139m Brooks building. Brooks is home to the faculties of Education and Health, Psychology and Social Care. With our investment, we have modernised the student experience, providing state of the art facilities and equipment to support you in your studies.
Located at the heart of the thriving and cosmopolitan Manchester City Centre our Manchester Campus is home to over 30,000 students and provides a fantastic student experience- the combination of a dynamic academic centre and a vibrant, cultural and social scene attracting students from over 130 countries.
Why study at Manchester Metropolitan?
Manchester Metropolitan University is placed in the top 3% of global universities and with an international student population of over 3,000, the University hosts students from over 120 countries and has a strong global presence. The university’s extensive international student population is supported throughout the entire student journey, from application, pre-arrival and induction and during study. For more information on international student support please visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international.
We are experts in teaching, enterprise and research, providing international students with the academic experience and professional support they need to achieve their goals. Our academic teaching staff, professors and researchers are experienced professionals at the forefront of their fields, with well-established links in their area of expertise.
The award winning Brooks Building is home to the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care and the Faculty of Education, providing superb specialist facilities for the education of Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, Allied Health Professionals and those wishing to work with children.
A community campus, the ground floor is open to the public and provides sporting and social facilities, café’s and green spaces for individual study, meetings and informal group working. There is also a Physiotherapy and Acupuncture clinic.
The upper four floors provide specialist teaching equipment and facilities such as
- clinical skills laboratories,
- simulation suites and equipment
- gait analysis laboratories,
- social development laboratories
- Speech and language therapy clinics
- And a range of Psychological experimentation equipment and laboratories.
Dedicated student support
The Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care has full service student hub on-site that provides a host of student support services. A Careers and Employabilty Service is also available on the first floor of the building, offering a host of information resources, one-to-one careers support and employability events throughout the year.
Get involved in university life
As a student in Manchester, you can join a range of student societies which are run by the Student's Union. This includes a number of sport and special interest societies and the International Society.
Enjoy everything Manchester has to offer
Manchester is one of the most extensive higher education centres in Europe and second only to London as the most popular city for students in the UK. Our city centre campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy this unforgettable city and our home in the Brooks Building, is just a short walk from the retail and cultural heart of the city centre.
Manchester and the region are well served by motorways and reliable public transport, so other cities are within easy reach and London is only a two hour train ride away. Manchester International Airport is just 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, with flights to a huge variety of European and International destinations.
Living in Manchester
Manchester is world famous for its football, legendary music and a thriving arts and cultural scene with many museums, galleries and festivals to explore. The city is a hive of creativity and inspiration due to its rich industrial heritage and offers a vibrant and cosmopolitan quality of life. That’s why Manchester was voted UK’s most liveable city in 2015.
Find out more about what Manchester has to offer.
Typical entry requirements
You will normally have a UK Master’s level qualification (or
international equivalent) and have published a small number of
research papers to enrol in the doctoral programme. Applicants
must submit their publications and a research proposal and,
provided that appropriate supervision is available, candidates
will be invited to an interview. Candidates must be graduates (or
equivalent) of at least 5 years with a Master’s degree, research
training or equivalent experience.
There’s further information for international students on our international website if you’re applying with non-UK qualifications.
Confirmation of Regulator
The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.
This online prospectus provides an overview of our programmes of study and the University. We regularly update our online prospectus so that our published course information is accurate and up to date. Please note that our programmes are subject to review and development on an ongoing basis. Changes may sometimes be necessary. For example, to comply with the requirements of professional or accrediting bodies or as a result of student feedback or external examiners’ reports. We also need to ensure that our courses are dynamic and current and that the content and structure maintain academic standards and enhance the quality of the student experience.
Please check back to the online prospectus before making an application to us.
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