Ways to study
For the majority of students at The University of Manchester, studying for a postgraduate qualification is done on a full-time basis.
The University offers a wide range of postgraduate awards, including:
- Diplomas and Certificates, including the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- Taught Masters degrees i.e. MA, MSc, Med, MBA and LLM
- Master of Research (MRes)
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
- Master of Enterprise (MEnt)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Doctor of Engineering (EngD)
- Doctor of Enterprise (EntD)
- Professional Doctorate courses i.e. Counselling (DCouns), Educational Psychology (DEdPsy), Education (EdD), Clinical Pyschology (ClinPsyD), Business Administration (DBA)
Many of the postgraduate courses can be studied part-time, with varying durations (for details please refer to individual course entries).
Applicants to postgraduate courses from overseas (non-EU) countries should be aware that terms of entry into the UK will normally only allow full-time study.
The Integrated PhD
The NewRoute PhD (also known as the Integrated PhD) is a national initiative offered in 31 UK universities. It provides an integrated approach to teaching and research with taught modules being followed across the first two years of a student's research degree.
It has been designed to help postgraduates meet the demands of a changing world, equipping them with the professional and personal skills that are increasingly necessary in the workplace.
The Integrated PhD aims to help students broaden and deepen their subject knowledge whilst giving them the opportunity for inter-disciplinary study to develop expertise and skills in new areas.
A number of Schools offer postgraduate courses delivered by distance learning, which is sometimes called distributed learning or e-learning. This allows you to learn by self-study using printed materials and web-based resources.