PhD Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence / Overview

Year of entry: 2023

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
3 years
Entry requirements
A good (UK First class or Upper Second class honours) Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline;

and

Either a Master's degree in ethics, law, or a cognate discipline, at merit level (or overseas equivalent), with overall average of 65%, dissertation mark of 65% and no mark below 55%;

or

A suitable period (normally at least three years) of validated professional experience in a relevant field.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Please ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, as incomplete applications may not be considered.

Application Deadlines

Admission to studying for a PhD is highly competitive, so please allow as much time as possible to prepare your application, browse our research pages and academics' profiles, and familiarise yourself with the application process and any important deadlines.

To be considered for external funding sources (for example, ESRC NWSSDTP), you need to apply far enough in advance of the relevant external funding deadlines, which are usually much earlier than the programme deadline listed below. For internal studentships from the School of Social Sciences, you must submit your completed application by 1 December 2022.

If you are applying for or have secured external funding (for example, from an employer or government) or are self-funding, you must submit your application before the relevant deadline to be considered. You will not be able to apply after these deadlines have passed.

  •  For September 2023 entry: 30 June 2023

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y Y Y Y

Programme overview

  • Join an innovative programme for a publication-based PhD. 
  • Work closely with the  Centre for Social Ethics and Policy , a leading bioethics and medical jurisprudence centre, which has a lively and productive research environment. 
  • Pursue a unique structured research programme containing taught elements designed to provide a solid skills basis for independent research in this area.

Open days

To find out what studying on a postgraduate research programme at Manchester is like, visit our Open days and study fairs page and explore our virtual open week or future on-campus and international events.

Fees

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £4,596
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): TBA
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,250
  • PhD (full-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £4,596
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £20,500
  • PhD (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): TBA
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,250

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Various funding opportunities are available to PGRs applying for the three-year PhD degree programme. In addition to submitting the relevant scholarship application, you must submit the PhD application (deadlines apply).  

Please visit our How to apply page for terms and conditions, or email law.scholarship@manchester.ac.uk .  

References may be uploaded with your other supporting documents during the application process or emailed directly to research-law@manchester.ac.uk .

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
School of Social Sciences
Telephone
Email
Website
https://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/law/research/postgraduate-research/
School/Faculty

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