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PhD by Published Work (Route 1) - Public Services

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

OVERVIEW

The PhD by Publication is designed for researchers and practitioners who are active in their field but do not have a PhD. Students on this programme will submit a portfolio of publications (which might mean journal articles, books, patent applications, exhibitions or performances) along with an analytical commentary. The portfolio of publications must represent a coherent contribution to research and demonstrate a depth of scholarship, criticality and originality comparable with that required by a traditional PhD. Route 1 is for candidates who already have some research outputs published, and who will produce more publications during their PhD. This route lasts 2 years full time, or 4 years part time.

RESEARCH CULTURE

You will join an active and engaged community of researchers whose expertise includes public sector management, housing and health policy, community and civil society service delivery, and crisis and disaster planning. We undertake rigorous research, and we are committed to translating that research into social, cultural and economic enhancements. We undertake a range of cross-disciplinary projects with internal and external partners. We have recently undertaken investigations on football and social inclusion; apprenticeship schemes in the North West; and local housing and homelessness initiatives (in collaboration with our Policy Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)).

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course is research based. You will independently conduct research into your own topic or a topic that we advertise. Your supervisory team will offer expert guidance throughout your studies and review work in progress. Each year, you will follow a programme of training and development to enhance your research methods, subject-matter expertise and professional skills.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Researching Public Services gives you a vital understanding of recent social, political and economic initiatives. A research degree in this area allows existing practitioners in the field to deepen their understanding and enhance their own professional practice. It will also equip you with a range of higher-level research and analytical skills that are valued highly in academia and in local, national and international political, social and economic organisations.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • 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 3,000 students from more than 130 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.

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