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PhD by Professional Practice 1 - Economics, Policy and International Business

PhD by Professional Practice 1 - Economics, Policy and International Business

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Full time | Manchester Campus | 2 years | JAN-22

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Policy / Strategic Planning International Politics International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary


The PhD by Professional Practice is designed for candidates who are established professionals and creatives engaged in professional practice in any discipline. Where the candidate has a complete portfolio of publications, the PhD by Professional Practice lasts 2 years full time or 4 years part time.


We pride ourselves on delivering rigorous research that advances knowledge on the issues that matter on the contemporary global stage. Our world-class professionals and academic economists have a deep understanding of the global needs of the digital age, and the impact that economics and policy have on global, regional and personal development. Our research is collaborative and impactful. We work across disciplines and with a range of industry partners to undertake research that is scholarly, entrepreneurial, and action-oriented. To support our ambitious research plans, we have recently launched two innovative new research centres: Future Economies and Decent Work and Productivity. These centres bring together researchers, enterprises and communities to address the key challenges facing 21st century business, and to explore solutions that are decent for workers and productive for organisations and society. As a postgraduate researcher, you will form an integral part of our research culture. You will benefit from an extensive programme of research training, designed to develop your subject-specific and transferable skills. You will also have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of seminars, symposiums and networking events to expand your intellectual horizons.


This course is research based. You will independently conduct research into your own topic or a topic that we advertise. Your supervisory team will offer expert guidance throughout your studies and review work in progress.


You will develop advanced research and critical thinking skills that are highly valued across all sectors. You will be part of one of the largest Business Schools in the country, and benefit from our extensive associations with professional bodies and industry associations. You will graduate with the confidence and expertise to pursue a range of senior roles in industry and academia

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You should, as a minimum, have a first or 2.1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. In total, the University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and dozens of postgraduate research areas. The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned...more