PhD Science, Technology and Innovation Policy / Programme details
Year of entry: 2022
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The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful completion of a course of supervised research, the results of which show evidence of originality and independent critical judgement and constitute an addition to knowledge.
Providing robust and systematic research training is a core strength of our PhD programme. To be able to take full advantage of the training opportunities that are offered students should reside in or within commuting distance from Manchester. We strongly encourage any students who do not reside locally to enrol full-time.
Providing robust and systematic research training is a core strength of our PhD programme. To be able to take full advantage of the training opportunities that are offered students should reside in or within commuting distance from Manchester.
Admitted students will be supervised in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in the Alliance Manchester Business School. There are also opportunities for additional mentorship from specialist faculty engaged in science and technology research in other units at the University of Manchester.
Teaching and learning
- complement their own immediate requirements as they plan and write their thesis;
- introduce them to the variety of research undertaken within the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, the Alliance Manchester Business School, and in other units at the University of Manchester, and
- equip them with the broader skills to become leading edge science, technology and innovation policy researchers in the next generation.
The timetable runs from September to May each year. Students are required to attend research training sessions, workshops and tutorials, workshops at the School and submit various pieces of assessed work throughout this period.
Normally, full-time students undertake this training and assessment in their first year of study.
Coursework and assessment
Programme content for year 1
Programme content for year 2
Programme content for year 3
Additional fee information
Please note: The fees for 2022-23 entry have not yet been announced. As a guide, the fees for 2021-22 entry were:
Full-time - £4,500 for Year 1; the tuition fees normally increase for subsequent years. Part-time - £2,250 for Year 1; the tuition fees normally increase for subsequent years.
Full-time - £20,000 per year for the 3-year programme.
Part-time - Students who require a visa in order to study in the UK are not eligible to apply for the part-time PhD.
For general fees information, please visit: Postgraduate Fees .