Research course

PhD by Published Work (Route 1)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

Entry requirements

You will normally have a UK Master’s level qualification (or international equivalent) to enrol in the doctorate programme. Applicants must submit a research proposal, and provided that appropriate supervision is available, candidates will be invited to an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This PhD route is aimed at researchers and candidates with a strong academic career who already have research experience, whether alone or done collaboratively, and have published a minimum of 3 academic publications, papers or journal articles. Publications must be in the public domain with a depth of scholarship and originality and would normally have been peer reviewed. Academic supervision and support will be provided as the candidate adds to their existing body of published work. The analytical commentary (thesis) which accompanies your submission should be within the range of 10-15,000 words.

Fees and funding

For information on our fees for this programme of study, please consult our prospectus

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969