A research degree allows you to make your mark on the world by independently undertaking an advanced research project with guidance from expert academics and practitioners.
At Manchester Met, you will join a large and vibrant community of postgraduate researchers, undertaking vital work that delivers real-world benefits to society, culture, the environment or the economy.
With our recently launched University Centres for Research and Knowledge Exchange, and our on-going strategic investment in research excellence, now is the perfect time to join our community.
We produce outstanding research that addresses the biggest challenges facing contemporary society.
The quality, vitality and significance of our research was confirmed in the most recent national assessment of research (REF2014). 65% of our work was rated world leading or internationally excellent, and we were ranked in the top 20 in the country in key areas including health, sociology, and art & design.
We are building on this impressive result through our thirteen major research centres. These centres produce cutting-edge theoretical and applied research that delivers tangible benefits to society.
As a researcher at Manchester Met, you will join a thriving community of established and emerging scholars.
We have one of the largest communities of PhD students in the North West, ensuring you will be part of a lively research culture at the university.
But our community stretches beyond the university. We work closely with industry, businesses, professional practitioners, and cultural and creative organisations in Manchester and beyond. These relationships invigorate our research and will provide you with numerous development and networking opportunities.
We are committed to ensuring that you have all the skills you need to complete your research successfully and to thrive in your chosen career pathway.
You will be able to design your own development programme to build your subject-specific and transferable skills. We will also support you to attend conferences, seminars and other events to further your development and allow you to network with key figures in your field.
We advertise research degree scholarships throughout the year – and you can sign up to be notified when an opportunity is advertised.
We offer a prestigious annual Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship scheme. We are also members of two Research Council-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships which allow us to offer scholarships in the broad fields of:
To see currently advertised opportunities, please visit our Scholarships page.
Research activity in science and engineering covers a range of disciplines including materials science, environmental science, computer science and engineering.
We combine leading edge research with a strong record in the application of results. This is strengthened by collaborations within the UK and overseas, with universities, industry and the public sector and success with attracting support from a range of public, private and charitable funds.
The Graduate School of the Faculty of Science and Engineering has almost 200 postgraduate researchers and leading experts in their field of expertise.
Based in the heart of Manchester, a vibrant and multicultural city, we are a pioneer of art and design education in the UK, celebrating our 175th Anniversary in 2013. As the second oldest design school in Britain, established to provide design training to the manufacturing industry, we offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are still very much influenced by the specialist needs of industry to provide our students with the essential skills and knowledge for their chosen career.
We place importance on experimentation and generating creative surprise. We have a playful yet serious approach to media, materials and processes. We are intellectually and academically challenging. We have mutual respect for each other's disciplines and foster an art and design community within the school and the City. We are creative, unconventional and professional.
The Research area of Business and Management is the focus for the strategic development of research in management domains across Manchester Metropolitan University.
Our research activity reflects our international outlooks and is focused on enhancing the contribution of research to the practice of management.