PhD (by Dissertation) - Health, Psychology & Social Care
What is the role of rehabilitation in improving short and long term outcomes for survivors of critical illness, dementia and cancer care? What clinical decision rules can enable exclusion of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency department?
This is the conventional route to gaining a PhD, where you are expected to create an original research proposal.
An advisory team supports you during your PhD study, providing regular feedback on your work and your progress.
Your research concludes with a thesis of approximately 80,000 words in length, which will be examined. You’ll be questioned on aspects of this work and you’ll have the opportunity to respond constructively in a viva voce exam.
Recent thesis topics include: triaging respiratory emergencies; the role of rehabilitation in improving short and long term outcomes for survivors of critical illness and dementia and cancer care.
Our research expertise across health and social care includes communication disability, developments in learning, teaching and professional practice, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.
Features and Benefits
You’ll create an original research proposal based on your work experience or interests.
You can complete this route on a full-time (three years) or part-time (six years) basis, to fit with your work commitments.
You’ll typically have a supervisory team, which includes a Director of Studies and either one or two additional supervisors.
Research in our Faculty brings together internationally recognised and multidisciplinary researchers in six established Research Groups: Mental Health; Social and Cognitive Ageing; Global Perspectives, Marginalisation and Thriving Communities; Stress, Health and Performance; Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Communication Disability.
You could use your transferrable skills in research, problem solving and communication to work in businesses across the healthcare environment.
You could develop a career in academia and apply for lecturer positions.
You will normally have a UK masters level qualification (or international equivalent) to enrol in the doctorate programme. Applicants must submit a research proposal, and provided that appropriate supervision is available, candidates will be invited to an interview.
On this route, you’ll have a supervisory team who will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss your progress, provide feedback and identify any issues.
Your supervisory team usually features a Director of Studies and either one or two additional supervisors. We aim for a mix of knowledge and skills within the team, to cover both subject area expertise and appropriate research methods.
You won’t study core units on this PhD route but you’ll arrange a programme of research methods training with your supervisory team. You’ll also have an independent annual review of progress.
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.
UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £4,407 per year. Tuition fees may increase each academic year in line with Research Council indicative guidelines.
UK and EU students: Part-time fee: £2,204 per year. Tuition fees may increase each academic year in line with Research Council indicative guidelines.
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Please contact the department for more information about the fees for this course.
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.
There are no additional costs barring those relating to data collection, which are the students own responsibility, and which will vary hugely depending on the duration and nature of the research
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses
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