Doctorate On Campus

Health and Social Care

Manchester Metropolitan University

36 months
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The Health and Social Care programme from Manchester Metropolitan University is designed to enable advanced practitioners to lead and respond innovatively to the rapidly changing health and social care environment.


The Health and Social Care programme from Manchester Metropolitan University develop leaders who can improve health and wellbeing through addressing local, regional and national concerns, and who have the ability to build evidence bases that inform policy and practice development.

You’ll develop skills in critical analysis, enquiry and research through core units of study with relevance to health and care professionals in practice, across the state, third sector and business sectors.

This will help you to form your own conclusions about the implications for your professional practice, and intervene in health and social care debates as appropriate.

We deliver this practice-based course in two phases. Phase one, in the first two years of study (part-time) one year (full-time), involves the study of four core units and one option unit. We teach these units via blended learning, a mix of face-to-face teaching, and online, supervised and guided study.

In phase two, (years three-five part-time; years two and three full-time), you’ll undertake independent study under supervision, submitting your thesis of approximately 40,000 – 60,000 words.


You’ll develop skills in critical analysis, enquiry and research, helping you to lead and respond innovatively to the rapidly changing health and social care environment.

You could become an experienced practitioner-researcher, or further your career in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Collection, Management and Analysis of Data
  • Practitioner Research: Philosophical, Political, Ethical and Practical Issues
  • Person Centred Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice and Project Planning
  • Thesis
  • Principles of Health Economics
  • Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be accepted onto this programme, students are expected to have a UK undergraduate degree classification of minimum 2:1 or have successfully completed a masters degree.
  • We will also consider applications from students with less formal qualifications if they can demonstrate equivalent professional experience and evidence of study at Level 7.

Tuition Fee

  • UK Part-time fee: £2,250 per year.
  • EU and NON-EU International: 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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