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PhD Social Work at The University of Manchester
PhD/MPhil Social Work
Take the first steps towards your chosen career by undertaking your postgraduate training in a world leading research environment.

PhD/MPhil Social Work / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
PhD 3 years, MPhil 1 year
Entry requirements

We require:

  • An honours degree (minimum Upper Second (2:1)) or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject
  • AND a very good MSc/MPhil/MRes degree from a recognised institution
  • OR satisfactory work at postgraduate level (which must include some research training) undertaken for the equivalent of at least one year full-time.

NB In exceptional circumstances, we may consider an application from a student without both an undergraduate and post-graduate degree. For example, if they have a first/distinction and research experience. 

The four-year programme is strongly recommended for anyone who:

  • has not studied in the UK before;
  • has not completed specific research methods training at master's level and received 'very good' grades;
  • has not completed a research dissertation at master's level and received 'very good' grades;
  • has not scored at least 6.5 in all areas of the IELTS (or equivalent) if English is not theirfirst language.

For students who which to study via distance learning there are additional criteria to support effective communication, for more information please see entry requirements section.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
You should complete the online application form to apply for this programme. On the online application form select PhD Social Work for the 3 year programme, or the relevant PT/DL options. Ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, or this may delay the processing of your application.

Early application is advisable. We cannot accept late applications without prior agreement via the Doctoral Academy.

Application deadlines

Home/EU applicants - apply by 15 July

Overseas applicants - apply by 1 st week of June

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y Y Y Y
MPhil Y N Y Y

Programme overview

  • Learn from some of Europe's leading researchers while undertaking your own project.
  • Access some of the best research facilities in the world at both the University and in hospitals around Greater Manchester.
  • Undergo training in transferable skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals through the Doctoral Academy's training programme.
  • Conduct research at a university ranked 7th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2018).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what undertaking postgraduate research at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): standard TBA
    International students (per annum): £9,000
  • PhD (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): TBA
    International students (per annum): £18,000
  • PhD (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): standard TBA
    International students (per annum): £9,000

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 5608
Email
Website
https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/research/
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health