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Postgraduate research

We attract students from all walks of life and from all over the world. This creates a vibrant and dynamic postgraduate research community within the School of Health Sciences.

Our research degrees offer you the opportunity to carry out a research project under direct supervision of an academic member of staff with recognised expertise in the subject area and methods. You can study towards a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Professional Doctorate (DProf) or MSc by Research.

Our current students undertake research across a variety of topic areas - diagnostic imaging, gait biomechanics, foot and knee health, rehabilitation, sport and exercise, work, health and well-being and applied psychology.

Welcome and induction for new students

We've created a short film to help you, as a new student, familiarise yourself with the University and find all the information you need. Watch the film now.

Our facilities

Our students also have access to a wide range of training and excellent facilities. Have a look at the short film we've created to showcase our facilities. The research training you receive will be tailored to your particular needs and you will have the opportunity to develop skills which will enhance your employment opportunities at the end of your studies with us.

If you are interested in applying for the doctoral programme, first of all contact Research Support Officer to discuss your proposed research topic and to identify a Supervisor. You also need to prepare a Research Proposal (approximately 1500 words) before  you apply online. Our main intakes are October, January, April and July.

For more information, please contact:

Professor Paula Ormandy, Director of PGR Studies: / 0161 295 0453