Manchester Metropolitan University

Graduate School

Our doctoral programmes form an integral part of our research culture within the Faculty of Business and Law and will equip you with the skills you need to make a real impact, either in the world of academia or in the world of practice.

Candidates progress to their PhD projects when they have a suitable proposal and have demonstrated their knowledge and proficiency in research methods. 

Our intent is to ensure that our graduates are skilled in research methodologies beyond their own project applications. To this end, we aim for all of our candidates to become independent researchers by completing the doctoral research training programme (DRTP) before starting their doctoral research project. All students registered for a research degree in management are encouraged to engage with the research culture of the Faculty through the Research in Business and Law Centre (RIBL).

As a result candidates are supported specifically by their own supervision team and also through access to our wider research community.

Manchester Met Graduate School

Doctoral Programmes in Business and Law are part of the Manchester Met Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE) activity. We are members of the University's Graduate School which provides extensive support to applicants and current candidates.

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Doctoral candidates engage in a comprehensive Doctoral Research Training Programme (DRTP) which fulfils the guidelines of the Economic Social and Research Council (ESRC). Training is embedded throughout the three years of study, beginning with a year of structured training workshops and incorporating a number of Faculty research events, and the Manchester Met Graduate School programme. Candidates engage in an annual Doctoral Symposium, submitting their work for peer review within a conference setting.

To date, our graduates are engaged in academic careers in universities around the globe and hold senior strategic posts contributing to the sustainability of international economies and professional communities. Currently, over 100 candidates are undertaking a PhD covering a diverse range of topics. We are also an active member of EDAMBA, the European Doctoral Association for Management and Business Administration and of NARTI, (a network of leading research-based University Business & Management Schools in the UK's North of England).