PhD Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence / Overview

Year of entry: 2024

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
3 years
Entry requirements
  • Bachelor's (Honours) degree in a cognate subject at 2:1 or above (or overseas equivalent); and
  • Master's degree in a relevant subject - with an overall average of 65% or above, a minimum mark of 65% in your dissertation and no mark below 55% (or overseas equivalent)
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

For consideration in internal funding competitions, you must submit your completed application by 1 December 2023.

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 below deadline to be considered. You will not be able to apply after this date has passed.

  • For September 2024 entry: 30 June 2024

Programme options

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

Programme overview

Doing a PhD program with CSEP (Centre for Social Ethics and Policy) has been a transformative journey for me.

The exceptional guidance and support from professors, the vibrant intellectual community, and the opportunity for international collaboration with the University of Melbourne in Australia has enabled me to grow both personally and professionally.

Daniel Wright / Melbourne Dual Award PhD Scholar
  • 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 2024 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2023 were as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): £4,712
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £21,000
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): £2,356
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,500
  • PhD (full-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £4,712
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £21,000
  • PhD (part-time distance learning)
    UK students (per annum): £2,356
    International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,500

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

Scholarships/sponsorships

There are a range of scholarships, studentships and awards available to support both UK and overseas postgraduate researchers, details of which can be found via the links below.

To apply University of Manchester funding, you must indicate in your application the competitions for which you wish to be considered. The deadline for most internal competitions, including School of Social Sciences studentships is 1 December 2023.

All external funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting your funding application and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below.

For more information about funding, visit our funding page to browse for scholarships, studentships and awards you may be eligible for.

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Humanities Doctoral Academy Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 1200
Email
Website
https://www.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/
School/Faculty

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