Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Health, Psychology & 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 the areas of Food Science & Safety, Nutrition & Health, and Occupational Health & Safety you will:
We can supervise a wide range of projects within the broad area of Food, Nutrition and Occupational Health and Safety. We have particular strengths in:
Our vibrant community of researchers undertakes vital research in their respective field under three broad areas of: Food Science & Safety, Nutrition & Health, and Occupational Health & Safety. This research enhances our understanding of cause and effect between disease and diet, through epidemiological research and the development of new dietary biomarkers. Our researchers develop and test new functional foods, new technologies and approaches for sustainable food production, as well as enhancements to occupational health and safety.
Our large community of 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.
At the centre of our calendar is the annual Faculty Research in High Summer conference which brings together leading researchers and practitioners to discuss the major issues in health and social change.
The majority of our students enrol in October. We offer further enrolment points in January and April.
A research degree in Food Science & Safety, Nutrition & Health, and Occupational Health & Safety will equip you with the skills and expertise essential for senior careers in public health nutrition, food and nutrition research, product development, nutritional communications and journalism, product development, food safety, food management, and a range of similar roles.
Research in the area of Occupational Health, Safety and Environment will offer you the opportunity to acquire the needed skills to work in various positions, such as Safety Manager or Safety Advisor in a range of industries.
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 on 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 Haruna Moda, email@example.com, the Research Degrees Co-ordinator for the Department of Health Professions.
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.