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


    About This Professional Doctorate

    Course Description

    This 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 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.


    Visit the PhD (by Dissertation) - Health, Psychology & Social Care page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    You 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.


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