Manchester Metropolitan University PHD

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PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Doctorates are awarded for creating, interpreting and communicating knowledge that extends the forefront of a discipline or of professional practice, through original research and critical thinking. To achieve the award, you will have to demonstrate extensive scholarship in yourdiscipline or area of practice and shown mastery of subject-specific intellectual skills.

Traditionally the PhD was examined solely through a written thesis but now the thesis can include the student’s own creative work. MIRIAD at Manchester School of Art offers a number of routes to a PhD from a wholly written thesis of 80,000 words to PhDs by published work or PhDs by practice.

Programme Review

Each programme of study that we offer undergoes an annual review to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. In addition, we undertake a major review of the programme, normally at 6-yearly intervals, but this can take place at a more frequent interval where required. Applicants should note that the programme currently provided may be subject to change as a result of the review process. We only make changes where we consider it necessary to do so or where we feel that certain changes are in the best interests of students and to enhance the quality of provision. Occasionally, we have to make changes for reasons outside our control. Where there are changes which may materially affect the current programme content and/or structure, offer holders will be informed.