Students interested in pursuing a research degree (the PhD or the MPhil) in areas of study related to the MWRC register through one of the partner institutions.

The University of Manchester has a world-wide reputation for research (and a particularly strong Religions and Theology subject area): Nazarene Theological College and Cliff College each offer research degrees validated by the University of Manchester.

Together, the MWRC institutions possess formidable research strength, and can offer a wide range of specialist supervision to research students.

An 'Orientation to Research in Manchester' guide is available to introduce research in Manchester to PhD students and scholars making their first visit to Manchester.