Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

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

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Course summary

Course overview This route is for practitioners who already have research experience (conducted either alone or collaboratively) and have published academic publications, papers or journal articles. For this route, you’ll usually produce a thesis of eight to 12 thematically linked publications. A supervisory team will support you during your PhD as you add further publications to your existing body of published work. You’ll submit a critical commentary of 10,000 – 15,000 words and your work 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. Past and current examples of PhD by publication undertaken by medics include: dementia and cancer care; emergency medical education and the interface with social media; advances in multidisciplinary tracheostomy care and their impact on the safety and quality of care in the critically ill. Features and benefits

  • A route designed for academics and clinicians with existing research experience and published journal articles, academic publications or papers.
  • You’ll build on your current published material to gain a doctoral qualification.
  • You can complete this accelerated route on a full-time (two years) or part-time (four years) basis, to fit with your work commitments.
  • Research in our Faculty brings together internationally recognised and multidisciplinary researchers in six established Research Groups: Mental Health; Social and Cognitive Ageing; Global Perspectives, Marginalisation and Thriving Communities; Stress, Health and Performance; Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation and Communication Disability.

Course details


Entry requirements

You 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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PhD by Published Work (Route 1) - Health, Psychology & Social Care at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS