Manchester Metropolitan University
Art and Design (by publication route two) PhD
Manchester Metropolitan University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Aimed at candidates with a strong academic career as evident in publications and a significant body of work outside academia. Candidates must be graduates (or equivalent) of at least five years standing and have already obtained a Masters degree, or show evidence of having received research training or equivalent experience in their working environment. Publications must be in the public domain with a depth of scholarship and originality. For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

The assessors will look for evidence of an ability to articulate a research project, a coherent and well thought-out plan for doctoral study, and a good awareness of the place of his/her research within the current field. The submission must contain or accompany an analytical commentary, the equivalent of a thesis, which will normally be between 10,000 - 15,000 words. Where the submission involves a performance or exhibition, etc, a permanent record of the work should be submitted in the form of photographs, CD-Rom, DVD or other recorded material along with the analytical commentary.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
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For a PhD you will be expected to devise an original research proposal. If you have a first or second class honours degree (usually a 2.1) or an equivalent qualification, you may be eligible to this course of study. All publications upon which the candidature is to be based should already be in publication and available in the public domain. Candidates must be graduates (or equivalent) of at least five years standing, and have already obtained a Masters degree, or be able to show evidence of having received equivalent research training or experience in their working environment. The usual requirement for postgraduate entry is International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0, or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) equivalent.. Please check with your Faculty Research Degrees Team for further information.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is a publicly funded institution, founded in 1970 in the city of Manchester. Located in the heart of the city, students can take full advantage of being less than a ten minute walk away from the City Centre. Academically, the university offers all of the more common Liberal Arts programmes, but also some less frequently seen subjects such as Criminology and Sociology. Graduate students can expect to enjoy the privacy and quiet of the university’s seventh floor, which is entirely dedicated to post-graduate and PhD studies.

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