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Doing your PhD with us

An important part of our mission is to educate and support the next generation of researchers through the provision of high-quality doctoral training in this field.

We have a vibrant community of doctoral students, and we are very keen for more PhD students to join us – either to work within our existing themes or to develop new ones.




We have a strong team of academics to draw on to supervise your work, with supervisory experience and expertise across are range of employment related disciplines. Our PhD students play an active role in the work of CPP.

A number of our doctoral students have benefited from PhD studentships. Details of available Business School studentships will appear on the University’s central research website.




As a doctoral CPP student you will enrol on MMU’s highly regarded doctoral programme. Details of the scheme and information on how to apply are available on the Graduate School website.

If you would like to enquire about how your research interests might fit within CPP’s research agenda, please e-mail the centre director, Professor Ben Lupton on b.lupton@mmu.ac.uk and he will arrange for an informal discussion with a member of the Centre.

PhD Bursary


The Centre for People and Performance will offer a bursary for the applicant who submits the best application to study for a PhD with the Centre commencing in September 2017.

The bursary will provide in the first year £2,000 towards the cost of tuition (for a full-time student) or £1000 in each of the first two years for a part-time student.

As with all PhD applications to be supervised within the Centre the choice of research topic is open, but it must fit with the remit of CPP, and ideally will be aligned with the interests of one or more members of the CPP academic staff.

To be eligible for the bursary, simply apply for doctoral study through the normal application procedure. Should you be offered a place to study for a doctorate with CPP (by 15th May 2017) you will automatically be considered for the bursary.

Please note, if you have successfully applied for one of Manchester Metropolitan University PhD Scholarships for 2017, you will not be eligible to receive the bursary. However, if your application for a scholarship was unsuccessful, but you are offered a place to study for a PhD with CPP on a self-funded basis, you will automatically be considered for the CPP bursary.

Professor Ben Lupton
Centre Director

Telephone number
(0161) 247 6460
Email address
cpp@mmu.ac.uk

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2017 PhD Bursary

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