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We welcome the most able and ambitious postgraduate research students into our thriving research culture at Manchester, which fosters intellectual endeavour and encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration. That’s why we offer a challenging yet supportive research environment that will develop your personal, social and intellectual qualities.

We offer doctoral study in a variety of forms: from collaborative PhDs (which include a research project undertaken with an external partner such as another higher education institution, a private company, a public body, or the NHS) to Doctoral Training Centres and Partnerships (which combine taught courses with a programme of supervised research).

Our studentships are offered on the basis of academic excellence, giving the brightest applicants from around the world the opportunity to pursue postgraduate research. Many of our UK / EU postgraduate researchers are funded by the UK’s seven Research Councils – please contact the Faculty you wish to study at for advice on the application procedure for these funding streams.

Our flagship funding scheme for PhD students, the President’s Doctoral Scholar Awards, offers more than 100 elite studentships each year to the most outstanding students from across the world to support their research training with prominent academics across all our subject areas.

For more information about the range of postgraduate research opportunities available at The University of Manchester, visit our website:

University of Manchester will be attending the PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair in December – apply to attend the Fair and find out more here.

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