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 Physiotherapy you will:
We can supervise a wide range of projects within the broad area of Physiotherapy. We have particular strengths in:
We are home to a vibrant community of established and emerging researchers. We are proud to deliver research that is interdisciplinary, collaborative, applied and impactful. We regularly engage with colleagues in clinical practice, as well as with professional and service user groups. These networks ensure we are delivering solutions that reflect user needs and that meet the latest challenges.
We have recently launched a number of new research centres to serve as beacons for research excellence. Our Health, Psychology and Communities centre brings seeks to transform health and social care services through theoretical and applied research. Our Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine centre undertakes cutting-edge research to help understand the mechanisms that control human movement.
Our large 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 with us can help you to deepen your professional practice, or prepare you for pursuing a new career within the health and social care sectors. Qualified therapists often begin careers within the NHS, although our graduates are equipped with skills and knowledge for a wide range of roles.
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.