Year of entry
Length6 to 36 months full-time, 12 to 72 months part-time depending upon PhD route taken. Please refer to the Programme Handbook for details.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400
Doctorates are awarded for creating, interpreting and communicating knowledge that extends the forefront of a discipline or of professional practice, through original research and critical thinking. To achieve the award, you will have to demonstrate extensive scholarship in yourdiscipline or area of practice and shown mastery of subject-specific intellectual skills.
Traditionally the PhD was examined solely through a written thesis but now the thesis can include the student's own creative work. MIRIAD at Manchester School of Art offers a number of routes to a PhD from a wholly written thesis of 80,000 words to PhDs by published work or PhDs by practice.
Find out more about the MIRIAD Research Degrees Programme at www.art.mmu.ac.uk/postgraduate/research
Career options after the course
Opportunities may exist in further and higher education; arts administration; the creative industries and associated professions; teaching; art, design, craft and new media professions.