Research Degrees in


in the Faculty of Health, Psychology & Social Care

Exciting opportunities are available in Nursing to study for the research degrees of:

  • MPhil
  • PhD
  • PhD by Published Work

Nursing research is based within the Research Institute for Health and Social Change (RIHSC), however collaborations between institutes within the University are common. During your research degree you will have the opportunity to be part of the RIHSC annual conference and benefit from the wide variety of postgraduate research development programme activities and postgraduate research passport.
Nursing research at Manchester Met takes place in a friendly and supportive environment; some of the current research topics include:

  • Pain Management
  • Health and Technology
  • End of life care
  • Learning  Disabilities
  • Care of Older People/ Dementia
  • Public Health and wellbeing
  • Practice development and management

We would like to hear from applicants with their own research questions as well as those who are interested in any of the above.


Before applying for a research degree, applicants should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff to discuss a proposed research project. 
For queries, please contact:

How to Apply

The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.

Apply online

Please complete the additional Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information document and upload it to the Student documents section of your online application. This collects important information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.

Before you apply, we recommend that you:

  • Contact the relevant Research Degrees Co-ordinator within your chosen area of interest to discuss the project or your ideas.
  • Ensure that you have gathered the necessary supporting documents required and submit them along with your application where possible: references, passport copy, qualification transcripts and certificates, English language proficiency evidence where relevant.
Next Stages of Your Application

We will contact you to let you know the initial outcome of your application, and invite you to attend an interview where appropriate.

Once the university is satisfied with the following, we will send you an offer letter informing you that you have been offered a place of study:

  • Your research proposal
  • The entry requirements have been met
  • You have satisfactory references
  • We have the expertise and resources to be able to supervise you
  • And you have had a successful interview

Some offers may be conditional upon achieving certain grades in your examinations, or successfully completing a particular programme. You must satisfy these conditions before we can confirm your unconditional place.

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