This route is for practitioners who already have research experience (conducted either alone or collaboratively) and have published academic publications, papers or journal articles.
For this route, you’ll usually produce a thesis of eight to 12 thematically linked publications. A supervisory team will support you during your PhD as you add further publications to your existing body of published work.
You’ll submit a critical commentary of 10,000 – 15,000 words and your work 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.
Past and current examples of PhD by publication undertaken by medics include: dementia and cancer care; emergency medical education and the interface with social media; advances in multidisciplinary tracheostomy care and their impact on the safety and quality of care in the critically ill.
Features and Benefits
A route designed for academics and clinicians with existing research experience and published journal articles, academic publications or papers.
You’ll build on your current published material to gain a doctoral qualification.
You can complete this accelerated route on a full-time (two years) or part-time (four years) basis, to fit with your work commitments.
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) and have published a small number of research papers to enrol in the doctoral programme. You must be a graduate (or equivalent) of at least five years with a masters degree, research training or equivalent experience. Applicants must submit their publications and a research proposal. If we have the academic expertise to supervise the proposed research, you’ll be invited to interview.
This accelerated route usually takes either two years full-time or four years part-time.
It’s designed for practitioners who have research experience, whether you’ve worked alone or collaborated with colleagues. You’ll need to demonstrate that you have published at least three academic publications, papers or journal articles.
In this route, you’ll build on your work to create a minimum of eight pieces for submission, and you’ll have the support of a Director of Studies, as well as a supervisory team.
To apply, you’ll need to submit your existing publications and an outline of your proposed area of future research and publications.
We’ll invite you for interview so that we can discuss your plans, and whether we have the appropriate supervisors for your research.
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: Distance Learning fee: £2,164 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.
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
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses
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