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PhD by Published Work (Route 1) - Health, Psychology & Social Care

PhD by Published Work (Route 1) - Health, Psychology & Social Care

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Health Studies Clinical Psychology Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary

This route is aimed at candidates who already have research experience, whether alone or done collaboratively, and have published a minimum of three academic publications, papers or journal articles. These publications must be in the public domain and demonstrate a depth of scholarship and originality, and would normally have been peer reviewed. For this route, the University provides academic supervision and support as the candidate adds to their existing body of published work. To apply, students are requested to submit their existing publications and an outline of the proposed area of future research and publications. Candidates will be interviewed to discuss their plans, and a place will be offered subject to funding and the availability of appropriate supervision.

Different course options

Full time | Manchester Campus | 24 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


24 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a UK masters-level qualification (or international equivalent) and have published a small number of research papers to enrol in the doctoral programme. You must be a graduate (or equivalent) of at least five years with a masters degree, research training or equivalent experience. Applicants must submit their publications and a research proposal. If we have the academic expertise to supervise the proposed research, you’ll be invited to interview.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great modern university located in the global city of Manchester, a city renowned for excellence, innovation, creativity and sport. The University has one of the widest range of postgraduate study options; from part-time to full-time, short courses to continuing professional development, Masters of Arts / Science and longer-term Research and PhD opportunities across many subject areas. Manchester is...more