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 Speech and Language Therapy you will:
We can supervise a broad range of projects within Speech and Language Therapy. Our areas of expertise include:
Our team of researchers work with adults and children to identify problems and seek solutions to improve their communication skills. We have a strong track record of working together with service users and practitioners, as well as with other academics. We collaborate with universities both nationally and internationally, and with external partners, particularly from the NHS, social care and the third sector. These networks ensure our research is at the cutting-edge of issues faced by patients and practitioners.
Our new Health, Psychology and Communities research centre includes a Communications and Disability Research Group. This group brings together world-leading researchers from disciplines including speech and language therapy, psychology, and linguistics. The group undertakes applied research that focuses on the practical and policy context around communication disability.
Our community of postgraduate researchers are a core part of our research culture. 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 Speech and Language Therapy equips you with the skills necessary to go on to support children and adults in health, social care, or educational settings.
You will also develop higher-level skills in research and practice to equip you to go onto careers in academia, practice, or in a range of other professions.
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 Professor Francis Fatoye, 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.