Ph.D. On Campus

Health, Psychology and Social Care

Manchester Metropolitan University

36 months
4500 GBP/year
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This Health, Psychology and Social Care course from Manchester Metropolitan University is the conventional route to gaining a PhD, where you are expected to create an original research proposal.


An advisory team supports you during your PhD study, providing regular feedback on your work and your progress.

Your research at the Health, Psychology and Social Care course from Manchester Metropolitan University concludes with a thesis of approximately 80,000 words in length, which will be examined. You’ll be questioned on aspects of this work and you’ll have the opportunity to respond constructively in a viva voce exam.

Recent thesis topics include: triaging respiratory emergencies; the role of rehabilitation in improving short and long term outcomes for survivors of critical illness and dementia and cancer care.

Our research expertise across health and social care includes communication disability, developments in learning, teaching and professional practice, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation.


You could use your transferrable skills in research, problem solving and communication to work in businesses across the healthcare environment.

You could develop a career in academia and apply for lecturer positions.

Programme Structure

Course information:

  • On this route, you’ll have a supervisory team who will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss your progress, provide feedback and identify any issues.
  • Your supervisory team usually features a Director of Studies and either one or two additional supervisors. We aim for a mix of knowledge and skills within the team, to cover both subject area expertise and appropriate research methods.
  • You won’t study core units on this PhD route but you’ll arrange a programme of research methods training with your supervisory team. You’ll also have an independent annual review of progress.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

You will normally have a UK masters 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK Part-time fee: £2,250 per year.
  • EU and NON-EU students: Please contact the department for more information about the fees for this course.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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