Research course

PhD Health (by thesis)

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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

The conventional route to PhD requires students to devise and implement an original research proposal, collect and analyse research data and draw conclusions that represent a contribution to

knowledge. You will be guided through your research by a supervisory team who will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss progress and provide feedback.

There are no fixed units of study, as each student will be assessed on their subject and field of study. Areas for learning will be identified in order to build on knowledge and skills gained at Master’s level to ensure satisfactory progress through the PhD. Acquisition of these skills will be monitored through an annual review. Students will submit written work or projects according to University deadlines, culminating in the production of a thesis of up to 80,000 words and its defence by viva voce.

Fees and funding

Information regarding the fees for this programme can be found on our prospectus

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 161 247 6969