This special 4 year programme for international students gives you the opportunity to carry out independent research while gaining a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning and specialist training across a range of biological, medical and health sciences.
We have designed this programme to ensure our international doctoral graduates become future leaders in academia or their chosen career in biological, medical, or health sciences.
For a list of what you will study each year, see programme structure.
Manchester is a city with a thriving international community and a history of transforming the world, and you can be a part of it!
As an international student you will benefit from an established support network. This includes international ambassadors who represent their home countries. You can contact them to ask any questions about living and studying in Manchester before you apply.
We can also provide a pre-arrival ‘buddy’ on request to give you guidance up to and around registration. Once you arrive there are plenty of social activities and peer support available through our friendly Doctoral Academy Graduate Society.
Our first cohort of postgraduate researchers started the PhD programme with integrated teaching certificate in 2016. We currently have students from Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Uganda, Chile and Egypt.
Applications are now open for September 2020 entry
There is currently no deadline for applications to this programme, however we do recommend you apply as early as possible to ensure you receive full support in selecting the right project/supervisor.
There is no specific funding available for the programme, as it is expected that that majority of students will be supported by their employer or sponsor. We operate a funding scheme through our Doctoral Academy to support the most outstanding students with partial awards, information can be found on our funding pages.
Please see the application instructions here.