Manchester Metropolitan University

Graduate School

The Faculty of Business and Law’s Graduate School welcomes your application for PhD research in areas of the Law.

Our doctoral training programmes will help you develop transferable skills valued by academic and non-academic employers and to maximise your effectiveness as a researcher.

Our vibrant, international community of experienced research academics and current researchers is a supportive environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and provides you with a rich and engaging research community. Candidates are supported specifically by their own supervision team and also through access to our wider research community.

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

Our programmes

Postgraduate research opportunities are available across a broad mix of Law subjects. We invite research proposals in all areas of Law, however our Law School staff also have particular research interests.

Research interests of staff

  • Health Care Law (eg. Cosmetic Surgery, Surrogacy, Reproductive Rights
  • Human Rights, particularly Caste
  • Law and Society/Socio-Legal Studies
  • LGBT rights
  • Transgender
  • Criminology
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Gender and Work
  • EU Law and Regulation
  • International Criminal Law
  • Jurisprudence

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The duration of the PhD course is 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time.

Collaboration and networking

As one of our postgraduate research candidates, you will have access to our wider research community.

We are an active member of EDAMBA, the European Doctoral Association for Management and Business Administration, and of NARTI, a network of leading research-based business and management schools in the north of England.

octoral Programmes in Business and Law are part of the Man Met Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE) activity. We are members of the Man Met 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).