Manchester is a vibrant, progressive city with a rich cultural heritage, and the University is proud to be part of the UK’s most popular student city. Also home to one of the leading centres for social science research in the UK.
You will benefit from a dynamic research culture that encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration and provides all the support and training you will need to develop your research skills.
Before applying for one of our research programmes you may find it useful to take a look at the profiles of our current cohort of PhD students.
Find out what your working environment will be like.
Explore our social science research areas and key themes.
We offer a variety of skills and expertise for your project. Find the right match for your area of research.
Find out about the bursaries, studentships and scholarships available to support postgraduate research.
Information on applying for a postgraduate research programme at the School of Social Sciences.