Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care
Do you want to advance or change your career, deepen your expertise in a topic, or expand your research and practical skills?
With a PhD or other postgraduate research degree in Psychology you will:
We can supervise a wide range of Psychology projects. Particular areas of expertise include:
We are engaged in wide-ranging inter- and multi-disciplinary research on parapsychology, the health services, disability and rehabilitation, sport, learning difficulties, and other areas of applied behavioural science. We undertake theory- and practice-driven research, which aims to expand knowledge and deliver interventions that will improve systems and individual wellbeing.
We are home to the Applied Psychology and Behaviour research group, which blends quantitative and qualitative methodologies to deliver rigorous, impactful research that positively intervenes in people’s behaviours.
We have also recently launched the new Health, Psychology and Communities research centre. This centre brings together researchers from a number of disciplines in order to undertake research that transforms health and social care services.
Our postgraduate researchers are a core part of our intellectual community. We will encourage you to take part in conferences, seminars and engagement events at Manchester Met and beyond. We will also support you to develop the technical and research skills necessary to excel in your studies and your future career.
The majority of our students enrol in October. We offer further enrolment points in January and April.
Our research degrees enable you to deepen your existing professional practice, or develop the skills necessary to go on to practice in the psychology, health and social care sectors.
Our intellectually rigorous research training will also provide you with vital technical and research skills necessary for careers in academia, charities, health and social care organisations, and a range of other sectors.
This course is research based. You will independently conduct research into your own topic or a topic that we advertise. Your supervisory team will offer expert guidance throughout your studies and review work in progress.
Each year, you will follow a programme of training and development to enhance your research methods, subject-matter expertise and professional skills.
Please refer to our Fees page for more information about tuition fees.
Each year we offer a number of competitive scholarships to support high quality research projects. Current scholarship opportunities in Health and Social Care are advertised on our site.
You should, as a minimum, have a first or 2.1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification.
International students must demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability.
We welcome interest from applicants from non-standard backgrounds. We will take subject knowledge, professional experience, publications, or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment into consideration.
See more about our standard entry requirements.
Before applying for a research degree, you should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff about your project and ideas. To arrange this, please email Dr Neil Dagnall, email@example.com, the Research Degrees Co-ordinator for the Department of Psychology.
For further information on the application process, contact the Admissions team firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)161 247 2966
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online using the link below. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Before you apply, you should discuss your project with a member of academic staff. You should also complete the Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information form which you will then upload to the ‘Student documents’ section of the application form. This collects key information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.