Manchester Metropolitan University: PhD by Published Work (Route 2) - Health, Psychology & Social Care

InstitutionManchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Health Professions
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Study type Research


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.

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Manchester Metropolitan University


A modern university in a great global city 
Manchester Metropolitan University has a proud heritage dating back to 1824. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 38,000 students, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 140 countries. 

The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old*, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching. 

Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports ...

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