menu icon
PhD (by Dissertation) - Health, Psychology & Social Care

PhD (by Dissertation) - Health, Psychology & Social Care

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Caring Skills Psychology Specialisations Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This is the conventional route to a PhD degree. Students need to supply a research theme and synopsis of their proposed research to the University. If we have the academic expertise to supervise the proposed research, the applicant will be interviewed. If this is successful, and the student has appropriate financial support to fund their proposal, the PhD request is accepted and the student allocated a supervisory team. Students, who do not have an appropriate Masters level qualification prior to entry, will be advised to enrol on an MPhil then apply to transfer to the PhD later on. Students will study this course through Part time also. A Master's qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits.

Different course options

Full time | Manchester Campus | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date



Leadership and Communication
Health and Social Care Policy
Projects, Proposals and Practice
Some Psychology
Change Management
A Critical Look at Research Methods
Evidence-based Practice

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 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.

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