Study on a postgraduate research programme at Manchester and you’ll be part of a community whose work has an impact on people's lives across the globe.
With a breadth of research activity that’s unrivalled in the UK, we work across disciplines and beyond the University, connecting the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Use the programme finder to search the full list of research areas at Manchester or search our PhD database to find directly-funded and competition-funded projects, as well as projects available for applicants who are self-funded or have already secured funding.
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Interested in studying on a research programme at Manchester? Book onto sessions at our virtual open week, from 1 to 5 November 2021.
We are committed to the success of our postgraduate researchers – our Manchester Doctoral College ensures you develop and are able to make an impact.
We’ll help you reach your full potential. Learn more about how you can develop your skills further.
We offer cutting-edge doctoral study opportunities within a dynamic research culture, funded by Research Councils UK.
Find out more about the research culture at Manchester, where enthusiasm becomes achievement and theory becomes pioneering practice.
Looking for a particular researcher? Search our directory of academic staff.
From postgraduate advice through our careers service to opportunities at global organisations, we’ll give you the connections to kick-start your career.
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Discover what the University and the city of Manchester have to offer by joining one of our postgraduate research open days.
At Manchester, we offer a wide range of support, all designed to help you make the most out of your university experience.