The University of Manchester
Key Course Facts
Our PhD/MPhil Midwifery programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Midwifery.
This postgraduate research programme in midwifery gives students the opportunity to work with internationally renowned scholars engaged in innovative research that will make a difference in people's lives and in health and social care.
We particularly welcome students from all health and social care disciplines who have an interest in exploring related subject areas.
3-year PhD (FT, PT, FT Distance Learning, PT Distance Learning options)
The PhD programme of study consists of:
high-quality supervision by two members of staff with appropriate expertise to guide the PhD applicant throughout the study ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is provided;
research and transferable skills training and support;
taught course units in core research methods;
an advisor to offer pastoral support.
In addition to the support and guidance of the supervision team, students will have access to a comprehensive, tailored training programme.
Students will meet with their supervisors during induction week (and the beginning of each subsequent year) to undertake a skills audit to identify their learning needs and devise an individualised training programme.
A mandatory transferable skills unit is offered that includes:
managing literature and searching;
involving patients and the public in research;
ethics and academic writing.
There is also the option of additional training in research methods, completing taught master's-level units.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Manchester Business School East - Undergraduate Degrees
- Manchester Business School - Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Midwifery, PhD, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language 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. 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.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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.
Positions of The University of Manchester in top UK and global rankings.
About The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a publicly funded research university with a mission to advance education, knowledge and wisdom for the good of society. University of Manchester’s main site is home to the majority of its faculties and is referred to by its students as ‘the campus’, although in reality Manchester does not have a campus but is instead interspersed throughout the city of Manchester.
Student composition of The University of Manchester
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Midwifery PhD||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||online Part-time|
|Nursing and Midwifery PhD||Queen's University of Belfast||-||-||-||-||-||-||Belfast||On campus Full-time|
|Midwifery PhD||University of Worcester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Worcester||On campus Full-time|
|Midwifery (4 Years) PhD||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|