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PhD by Published Work (Route 2) - Health, Psychology & Social Care

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    6 months

Course summary


This is an accelerated route for experienced practitioners and researchers who have a substantial number of publications in a thematically linked area.

Your work should form a body of research and you’ll need to demonstrate at least eight peer-reviewed publications, available in the public domain.

An advisor will help you to adapt this research work and you’ll need to submit a thesis of eight to 12 publications. You’ll also submit a linking narrative that defines the context of the work and how each paper fits into the ‘story’ that the body of work describes.

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: screening for pre-eclampsia; 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.


This accelerated route usually takes either six months full-time or twelve months part-time.

It’s designed for experienced practitioners and researchers who can demonstrate extensive experience of independent research and publications in a thematically linked area. As you aren’t creating additional research, you’ll have an advisor rather than a supervisory team (as in Route One).

To apply for this route, you’ll submit your current publications or the sub-set you’d like us to consider. You’ll also need to submit a statement indicating the unifying theme of your research and its contribution to knowledge.

If your work is of the appropriate standard for a PhD, we’ll invite you to an interview to discuss the next steps.


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.

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 118 4

    44th out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    128 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    132 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%



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