Research course

PhD by Published Work (Route 2)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

Entry requirements

You will normally have a UK Master’s level qualification (or international equivalent) and a strong record of research publications to enrol in the doctorate programme. Applicants must submit their papers and a statement indicating the unifying theme of their research and its contribution to knowledge. This will be evaluated and if judged to be of appropriate standard for PhD candidates will be invited to an interview. Candidates must be graduates (or equivalent) of at least five years with a Master’s degree, research training or show evidence of having received research training or equivalent experience in their work environment.

Months of entry


Course content

This specialist and accelerated PhD route is aimed at experienced researchers and practitioners who have published widely in a thematically linked area. It is expected that the candidate will have strong publications (typically eight or more papers) forming a coherent body of research and have extensive experience of independent research.

All publications must be in the public domain and contain a depth of scholarship and originality and would normally have been peer reviewed. The eight or more publications and a critical commentary

on the research and its contribution to knowledge will form the final thesis. As no additional research is required, students will have an advisor rather than a supervisory team.

Fees and funding

For information on the fees for this programme, please consult the prospectus

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months
full time
6 months

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