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A Russell Group university
POSTGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2021 - Times Higher Education
f you’re considering postgraduate
   study at Manchester, this                       If you need this                              2    Postgraduate taught study – your guide to taught master’s programmes
prospectus is here to help answer                  information in an                             4    Postgraduate research – your guide to research programmes
your questions on our programmes,
how to submit an application and                   alternative format,                           6    Choose Manchester – where education is a force for change
what you can expect from life at                   please call our Student                       8    Follow in their footsteps – brilliant minds from our history
the University.
                                                   Recruitment Office:                           10   Revolutionary research – why Manchester is a powerhouse of innovation
Explore your subject
                                                   tel +44 (0)161 660 6494                       12   Great minds at Manchester – meet members of our research community
For each subject we provide contact details
                                                                                                 14   A first-class career – get inspired by one of our alumna
so you can find the most up-to-date
information. See p50 onwards.                                                                    16   Helping you find your future – explore our specialist careers support

                                                                                                 18   Make a difference – give back to society and have a positive impact
Is Manchester the place for you? Discover more*                                                  22   Campus life – game-changing sports facilities and the Students’ Union

 Open days and virtual open weeks                 Meet us at a local fair                        26   Access our support – experienced, tailored support teams

Join subject talks, explore campus, meet         If you live abroad, meet our international      28   Get to know our campus – discover landmarks, facilities and favourites
our people and ask questions to find out         team at worldwide events and fairs              32   Explore the city – the best things to see and do in Manchester
what it’s like to study here. We’ll be running   throughout the year.
a range of postgraduate study sessions                                                           36   Settle into accommodation – your guide to our halls of residence
next year. Check our website for the
latest dates.                                                                                    40   Your doorway to the world – gain international employability                                                                    42   Plan your finances – secure the funding you need
                                                  In the UK                                                                   44   Studies to suit you – flexible learning options to suit your lifestyle
                                                 We attend a programme of events
                                                 throughout the year.
 Go online, get connected              
Discover more about the University                                                                    Our programmes
through our online channels.                           Please note: at the time of going to print   48   What you can study
                                                    The University of Manchester had ceased
                                                                                                 50   Explore our programmes
     /TheUniversityOfManchester                     on-campus events and visits as part of
                                                    our safety response to the COVID-19          79   Programme directory
     /officialuom                                   pandemic. For the latest information on
                                                    the reopening of campus, please visit our    94   Entry requirements
     @OfficialUoM                                   coronavirus information page.
                                                                                                 96   Manchester connected               

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How to apply for a postgraduate
                                                                                                                    taught course

                                                                                                                 Use the prospectus to explore subject areas, then visit our website
                                                                                                                 for full details.
                                                                                                  your course

           ostgraduate taught courses at Manchester are designed to build                                        Each course will have certain requirements you’ll need to consider
           the specialist knowledge and skills you need to enhance your                                          before submitting your application, including:
       employability and tackle the challenges facing the world.                                                 	Entry requirements
                                                                                                  Check course     The qualifications, skills and qualities you need at Manchester
      Whether you’re an undergraduate, recent graduate or in full-time employment,                requirements
                                                                                                                   vary depending on the course. See our website for full entry
      you’ll find a range of learning options and funding opportunities to help you gain
      an advanced qualification.
                                                                                                                 	Closing date
      Types of postgraduate taught courses                                                                         The majority of our taught courses don’t have official closing
                                                                                                                   dates for applications; we simply advise you to apply as soon as
      Master’s courses                                                                                             possible. If a course does have a closing date for applications,
                                                                                                                   it will be posted on our website.
      	                                             Qualifications                                             	Funding options
       12 months full-time or 24 months                                                                            If you intend to apply for funding or the postgraduate loan
                                                     • Master of Arts (MA)
       part-time (our Master of Business                                                                           (for UK students), check the application closing dates for the
       Administration is 18 months full-time         •	Master of Business Administration (MBA)                    relevant funding bodies.
       and up to five years part-time).
                                                     • Master of Education (MEd)
                                                                                                                 Complete and submit your application online. Ensure you have the
      	Start date                                   • Master of Science (MSc)                                   relevant documentation ready to upload, including your CV, certificates,
        Courses usually begin in                                                                                 transcripts and evidence of English language qualifications (if applicable).
                                                     • Master of Law (LLM)                           Apply
        September, which is the start of
        our academic year.                           • Master of Music (MusM)
                                                     •	Master of Research (MRes) – extensive                    * Exceptions:
      	Learning structure                                                                                         • MA Social Work applications submitted via UCAS
                                                        research training and subject-specific
        Two semesters of lectures, seminars
                                                        advanced learning will prepare you for                     •	PGCE applications, submitted via the UCAS Teacher Training
        and assessed work, followed by four
                                                        doctoral research.                                            service (
        to five months’ research, culminating
        in an independent project.                                                                     4
                                                                                                   Apply for     Most funding bodies expect you to have a provisional offer from
                                                                                                   funding       the University before you apply for funding.

      Postgraduate certificates (PGCert) and diplomas (PGDip)
      	                                           Learning structure
       Six months for PGCert or nine               Expand on your bachelor’s degree
                                                                                                       5         If your application is accepted, you’ll be able to join us at the start of
       months for PGDip, with flexible             and enhance your professional
                                                                                                    Join us      our academic year in September.
       part-time options available to fit          experience without submitting
       courses in alongside your career.           a dissertation.

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How to apply for a research programme

                                                                                                           1          Read extensively around your chosen subject to hone an idea.
                                                                                                      Identify your   If you’re generating your own research proposal, rather than
                                                                                                        research      applying for a predefined project, identify potential funding sources
                                                                                                                      and check their guidelines.

        s a postgraduate researcher, you’ll conduct independent research
              under the supervision of a senior academic. Join Manchester’s
       thriving research community and you’ll contribute to the body of                                    2          Manchester is split into three Faculties, each of which
                                                                                                         Select       compromises a range of Schools with powerful research
       professional knowledge in your specialist area.
                                                                                                        the right     reputations. Find the best one for you on our website.
      Programmes are unique in their learning structure, covering individual or combined                 School
      elements such as research partnerships, taught units or specific training in research skills.

      Types of postgraduate research programmes
                                                                                                                      Find an academic member of staff with relevant experience
                                                                                                           3          and contact them to discuss your research proposal before you
      •   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)               Why Manchester?
                                                                                                       Contact a      submit an application.
          Collaborative PhD                        An excellent research community                          
                                                   You’ll join the Manchester Doctoral College
      	Professional doctorates (various)          community, which connects students,
                                                   supervisors, administrators and external
      	Doctor of Business Administration         collaborators to funding, facilities and an
         (DBA)                                     excellent research experience.                                     Unless you’re applying for a predefined project, writing a research
                                                                                                           4          proposal is the most crucial part of your application. Use the guide
                                                                             Write your
          Doctor of Medicine (MD)                                                                                     on our website to help plan your approach.
          Master of Philosophy (MPhil)             Researcher development programme
                                                   Each Faculty offers an extensive researcher
          MSc by Research                          development programme of training
                                                   opportunities to equip you with the skills,
                                                   attributes and knowledge to thrive in your                         Complete and submit your application online. Ensure you have
      Visit our website for the full range
                                                   research and your future career.                                   the relevant documentation ready to upload, including your
      of postgraduate research                                                                             5          CV, certificates, transcripts and evidence of English language
      programmes available.                                Apply online    qualifications (if applicable).
                                                   Our innovation company
      In addition, Doctoral Training               UMI3, the University-owned innovation
      Partnerships and Centres For                 company, works with researchers,
      Doctoral Training are Research               entrepreneurs, businesses and investors
                                                                                                                      Securing funding can be a challenge for many research students.
      Council funded opportunities for             on proposals for inventions developed by
                                                                                                           6          Search for funding as soon as possible and make sure you apply
      collaborative work with industry.            our academics, and creates companies
                                                                                                                      before opportunities close.                         and social enterprises based on our                  Funding
                                                   current research. Yours could be next.                   

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Top UK city                       Our societal and
                                                                                       to live in                 environmental impact is the
                                                                                           for 2019                    best in the UK
                                                                                     Based on The Economist      According to the Times Higher Education
                                                                                     Global Liveability Index       University Impact Rankings 2020

          ere at Manchester, we’re proud to do things differently. At our
           University, ideas become actions – and those actions change lives.
    We’re a truly international institution, welcoming thousands of people
    from across the world to join our community. We enjoy a global reputation
    for pioneering research and innovation, which connects us with people                                              The most
    and organisations worldwide.
                                                                                          More than
                                                                                                                  targeted university
    Choose Manchester and you’ll experience an education and environment                11,000                          by the nation’s top
    that will set you on a path to become a global citizen and make your mark                                          graduate employers
    on the world.
                                                                                international students
                                                                                                                 The Graduate Market in 2018, 2019, 2020,
                                                                                          HESA 2018/19                    High Fliers Research

    27th best university                      5th in the UK for                   University of the year for
        in the world                          research power                    graduate recruitment              Four global centres
    8th in Europe and 6th in UK                                                                                  Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai
                                                   Research Excellence
                                                    Framework 2014                  The Times and Sunday Times          and Singapore
        QS World Rankings 2020                                                      Good University Guide 2020

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                                                                                                                                                  Jean McFarlane* is appointed as the
                                                                                                                                                  first Professor of Nursing in the UK by
                                                                                                                                                  the University and goes on to establish
                                                                                                                                                  the country’s first nursing degree.

                                                                                                                                  1957                                                                      1993
                                                                                                                                  Bernard Lovell                                                            Michael Smith, a
                                                                                                                                  completes the Lovell                                                      Manchester PhD graduate,
                                                                                                                                  Telescope, the world’s                                                    receives the Nobel Prize in
           	oin a community of global innovators and pioneers whose                                                              largest steerable radio                                                   Chemistry for his work on
                                                                                                                                  telescope at the time,                                                    DNA engineering.
             achievements have helped shape the modern world – a place                                                            at Jodrell Bank.
             where 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied.
           You’ll study in an academic environment that helps brilliant thinkers
           turn inspiration into reality, encouraging enterprise, experimentation
           and creative thinking.
           Here are just a few highlights from our history.                                                                                                                         1979
                                                                                                                                  1948                                              Arthur Lewis,
                                                                                                                                  Freddie Williams                                  Britain’s first black
                                                                                                                                  and Tom Kilburn                                   professor, becomes
                                                                                                                                  successfully run                                  the first black            2010
                                                                                                                                  a program on                                      winner of a Nobel          Manchester alumna
                                                                                                                                  ‘The Baby’, the                                   Prize in Economic          Dame Sally Davis is
                                                                                                                                  world’s first digital                             Sciences.**                appointed as the UK’s
                                                                                                                                  stored-program                                                               first female Chief
                                                                                                                                  computer.                                                                    Medical Officer.
                         1906                                       1917
                         Christabel Pankhurst, who                  Ernest Rutherford becomes the first
                         would become a leading                     person to create an artificial nuclear
                         figure in the suffragette                  reaction in a laboratory, ushering
                         movement, becomes the                      in a new era of nuclear research.
                         first woman to graduate
                         from the University in Law.

                                                                      1915                      1945
                                                                      William Bragg,            Ellen Wilkinson becomes
                                                                      while still a             Britain’s first female Minister
                                                                      research student,         of Education. Born in
                                                                      becomes the               Manchester, Ellen won a
                                                                      youngest ever             scholarship to study at the
                                                                      winner of the Nobel       University and entered politics
    1904                                                              Prize in Physics.         after graduating.                 1948                                                           2010
    Catherine Chisholm becomes                                                                                                    Alan Turing, one of the                                        Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov
    the first woman to graduate                                                                                                   WWII codebreakers,                                             are awarded the Nobel Prize in
    in Medicine from Manchester                                                                                                   completes pioneering work                                      Physics for their isolation of graphene’s
    Medical School. She helped                                                                                                    in machine intelligence at                                     potentially world-changing properties.
    set up the Manchester                                                                                                         Manchester, paving the way
    Hospital for Babies.                                                                                                          for artificial intelligence.
    * Permission to use reproduction of material from the Royal College of Nursing
8   ** Permission courtesy of Keystone/Stringer/Getty                                                                                                                                                                                        9
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   he University of Manchester
             is a powerhouse of
        research, with a history
        of world-changing achievements.
        Our ambitious pursuit of new
        ideas, greater understanding
        and discovery informs
        everything we do.                             Manchester’s research beacons
                                                      are exemplars of our collaborative
                                                      ethos, bringing together
                                                      world-leading researchers to
     We take full advantage of our size and
                                                      deliver innovative solutions to
     breadth, bringing the best minds together
                                                      the planet’s biggest challenges.
     from diverse disciplines and forging
     partnerships with industry to advance            Advanced materials
     society and transform lives across the globe.    Graphene, the game-changing
                                                      2D material, was first isolated at
     Study with us and you’ll learn at the frontier   Manchester. We lead research and
     of knowledge, where breakthroughs happen.        commercialisation through our
                                                      world-class facilities.
                                                      Our research spans the treatment
         5th in the UK for research power             and detection of a range of cancers.
       (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)          For example, we’ve helped reduce
                                                      mortality rates of young people with
                                                      acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in
                                                      the UK and India.
               83% of our research                    We’re helping to deliver a greener
              rated world-leading or                  future. Our academics developed
             internationally excellent                the tool used by local authorities to
                                                      set zero-carbon budgets.
       (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
                                                      Global inequalities
                                                      We deliver solutions for a fairer world,
                                                      from global development to inclusive
                                                      local growth, poverty reduction to
          £391m total research income                 social justice, living conditions to
                                                      workplace equality.
                                                      Industrial biotechnology
                                                      We’re at the forefront of a
             100+ spin-out companies                  bio-industrial revolution, pioneering
                                                      solutions in areas from medical
                                                      diagnosis to clean energy.

     £800m contributed to the UK economy
                  since 2004

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Professor Duncan Shaw
                                                                                                                                Professor of Operational Research
                                                                                                                                and Critical Systems

                                                                                                                                Research at Manchester is distinctive
                                                                                                                                in its cross-disciplinary approach. Here,
                                                                                                                                you’re encouraged to connect and
                                                                                                                                collaborate across specialisms to deliver
                                                                                                                                dynamic solutions to global challenges.

                                                                                                                                I used this approach to create a
                                                                                                                                first-of-its-kind programme of recovery
                                                                                                                                guidance during the coronavirus
                                                                                                                                pandemic. Lots of countries were
     	ur researchers are working at the very forefront of their                                                                facing similar challenges, shortly
            disciplines – respected around the world for their enterprise                                                       before or after one another –
     and discoveries, and for creating positive change in the world.                                                            yet there was a gap in sharing
                                                                                                                                COVID-19 knowledge on a large scale.
     Here, three members of our research community share their stories.
                                                                                                                                I established a new joint team from
                                                                                                                                the Alliance Manchester Business
                                          Professor Danielle George                Professor Vaskar Saha                        School and the Humanitarian and
                                                                                                                                Conflict Response Institute to deliver
                                          Professor of Radio Frequency             Professor of Paediatric Oncology             The Manchester Briefing. This weekly
                                          Engineering                                                                           publication draws together international
                                                                                   The University of Manchester is an           learnings from COVID-19 to inform
                                          My Manchester journey began              internationally recognised centre            response and recovery planning for
                                          with an undergraduate degree in          for research into childhood cancers.         nearly 40,000 government and
                                          Astrophysics, followed by a master’s     Over the last two decades, our work          authority members worldwide.
                                          in Radio Astronomy, then a PhD.          has helped to significantly improve
                                                                                   survival rates among children in the UK      We’re the only organisation leading on
                                          One of the benefits of studying at       diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic           this kind of global information sharing.
                                          Manchester was access to University      leukaemia (ALL) – the most common            It was made possible by Manchester’s
                                          institutions, like Jodrell Bank          childhood cancer.                            unique way of doing things differently.
                                          Observatory, where I was able to
                                          work alongside my education.             In many other parts of the world, the
                                          Manchester set me up for a world of      outcomes for children with cancer
                                          amazing experiences, from joining        fall behind those of the west. We
                                          the University’s teaching staff and      partnered with the Tata Medical Center
                                          delivering the Royal Institution         in Kolkata, India, to help standardise
                                          Christmas Lectures to working with       treatment approaches for children with
                                          NASA and ESA on instrumentation          ALL through a national hub of cancer
                                          for exploring the big bang.              centres. Since work began in 2014, there
                                                                                   has been an improvement in outcomes.
                                          In my current role as the University’s
                                          Associate Vice-President for             We are now expanding our research to
                                          Teaching, Learning and Students,         deliver better treatments and gentler
                                          I’m passionate about sharing my          cures. Universities are places of learning
                                          love of research and inspiring the       – and what is the purpose of learning if
                                          next generation of academics.            not to share it?

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A global
                                                                                                                            alumni network
                                                                                                                            At Manchester we have the
                                                                                                                            largest alumni community of any
                                                                                                                            UK campus-based university.
                                                                                                                            Study here and you’ll enjoy unique
                                                                                                                            access to our global network of
                                                                                                                            500,000 professionals and academics.

                                                                                                                            Alumni regularly share their
                                                                                                                            expertise and experience with
                                                                                 Julia Hunter                               students, attending professional
                                                                                                                            networking events and joining career
                                                                                 Vice-President of Virgin Galactic
     	niversity alumna Julia Hunter,                                                                                       panels on campus. You also have
                                                                                                                            access to The Manchester Network, an
          Vice-President of Virgin Galactic, is working                          I was attracted to Manchester for its
                                                                                                                            exclusive online community, connecting
     to make space travel a possibility. Here, she                               world-class physics centre, but soon
                                                                                                                            students with alumni who can provide
     shares how postgraduate study at Manchester                                 found there was more on offer than
                                                                                                                            practical advice through mentoring and
     opened up a universe of opportunity.                                        academia alone. The city, the music
                                                                                                                            work experience opportunities.
                                                                                 and the beautiful John Rylands Library
                                                                                 made me fall in love.

                                                                                 After my undergraduate degree,
                                                                                                                            Former students
                                                                                 I wanted to broaden my horizons.
                                                                                 Manchester’s appreciation of               Professor Brian Cox OBE
                                                                                 multidisciplinary research allowed me      PhD Physics 1998
                                                                                 to take on an excellent master’s project
                                                                                                                            Physicist and science communicator
                                                                                 where I could connect my existing skills
                                                                                 in astrophysics to the field of earth
                                                                                 science, which was totally new to me.      Vincent Kompany
                                                                                                                            Global MBA 2017
                                                                                 My favourite memories of
                                                                                 Manchester include the friends             Footballer and entrepreneur
                                                                                 I made – many of whom I’m still in
                                                                                 contact with today – and starting          Dr Mark Kermode
                                                                                 the institution’s first branch of SEDS
                                                                                                                            PhD English 1991
                                                                                 (Students for the Exploration and
                                                                                 Development of Space).The University       Film critic and broadcaster
                                                                                 also supported my attendance at
                                                                                 many external conferences, which
                                                                                 helped me to build important
                                                                                                                            Dr Amani Abou-Zeid
                                                                                 networks that I still use today.           PhD Development Administration
                                                                                                                            and Management 2001
                                                                                 My advice for anyone contemplating         African Union Commissioner for
                                                                                 their next career move is: if you have     Infrastructure, Energy, ICT and Tourism
                                                                                 a big dream, go for it. Be open and
                                                                                 accepting to constant inquiry and
                                                                                 learning. Get a broad perspective from
                                                                                 many disciplines. Push your boundaries
                                             Image courtesy of Virgin Galactic   and take every opportunity you can.

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e have award-winning tools
                and services to launch your
         career beyond Manchester – from                           Most targeted
         exceptional alumni networks and                              university
         a dedicated careers service to                           in the UK for top
         volunteering opportunities.                            graduate employers

                                                             The Graduate Market in 2020,
                                                                 High Fliers Research

     Support and resources                          At Manchester you’ll have the
                                                    chance to:
     	Postgraduate career workshops
       Learn about the range of careers available   	Meet employers
       after graduation and how to find one           Our close contacts and research
       that matches your skills and experience.       collaborations with companies
                                                      and international employers mean
     	Professional careers consultants               we have strong relationships with
       Tailored, one-to-one support via               a wide variety of organisations.
       face-to-face and video appointments,           More than 600 recruiters engage
       phone and email.                               with students each year through
                                                      on-campus and online events.
     	Career networks
       We have one of the largest alumni            	Make connections
       networks in the UK with thousands              Connect with inspirational alumni,
       of professionals ready to answer your          academics, employers – and fellow
       career questions.                              postgraduates – from all over the
                                                      world. Whether it’s networking
     	Online career resources                        with NGOs or meeting hundreds
       tailored for postgraduates                     of other researchers at our annual
       We offer career planning advice and a          PhD careers event, you’ll be
       dedicated website for taught master’s          encouraged to stretch yourself
       students on academic careers.                  and fulfil your potential.
                                                     Become part of our community
                                                     Get involved in volunteering
                                                     initiatives or communicate your
        International                                passion for your research via our
        careers counselling                          public engagement programmes.

        Get dedicated support with                  	Shape your own future
        achieving your goals whether                  Access support and training to
        these are overseas or in the UK, where        help you gain the skills, knowledge
        post-study work options include the           and attributes that will stay with
        Graduate Route and Start-up visas.            you for the rest of your life.

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Change the world
          	     elp tackle the                 Discover what you can contribute to
                  greatest challenges           communities across the globe.
          facing society and the
          environment.                          Work with impact
                                                Learn about, and contribute to, work
                                                that is changing lives for the better.
                                                Take part in public and policy
     Social responsibility                      engagement, developing your own
     at Manchester                              ideas while benefiting others.

     If you want to make a difference in the
     world, then Manchester is the place        Share your knowledge
     for you. As one of the world’s leading     Engage with the public through events,
     research and teaching institutions,        talks, festivals and open days.
     we have the resources to create fairer,
     more sustainable ways to live.             socialresponsibility
     We are the only British university to
     have social responsibility as one of our   Volunteer locally and globally
     core goals and we’re aligning all of our   Make a valuable difference to communities
     activities to deliver positive impact      and the environment through hundreds of
     locally, nationally and internationally.   volunteering opportunities, learning new
                                                skills and making community contacts.
     Award-winning impact
     We’re the top university in the UK
                                                Lead by example
     for social and environmental impact         et up a social enterprise with expert
     in the 2020 Times Higher Education         support from our intellectual property
     University Impact Rankings.                organisation UMI3, Alliance Manchester
                                                Business School and our Venture
     The rankings reflect our work in           Further competition.
     support of the United Nations’   
     Sustainable Development Goals,
     which are a call to action for all
     countries to tackle the most               Improve the local environment
     pressing global questions.                  ake part in our environmental
                                                sustainability initiatives.

                                                Inspire other students
                                                Become a student mentor, help teach
                                                undergraduate students, or meet and
                                                advise local disadvantaged schoolchildren
                                                hoping for a brighter future.

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Sustainable development
     in action                                                                      It’s my motivation to
     We want to inspire our students to take
                                                                                    make sure our children
     on grand challenges. That’s why we                                             live a better life.
     give you opportunities to contribute to
     global development targets.

     For example, our Equity and Merit
     Programme supports excellent
     young professionals from Rwanda,
     Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania to
     undertake master’s degrees and gain
     the skills to contribute to sustainable
     development in their home countries.

     Improving social housing in Rwanda
     Emmanuel Ahabwe, Senior Engineer, Ministry of Infrastructure
     (Rwanda) and Equity and Merit Programme alumnus

     One of the main social                    Since graduating, I have returned
     housing challenges in Rwanda              to Rwanda and secured a job at the
     is that people live in high-risk          Ministry of Infrastructure where
     zones where they’re prone                 I am helping to establish a social
     to disasters.                             housing programme, relocating
                                               people from high-risk zones to
     I came to Manchester to acquire           sustainable housing projects.
     and improve my construction
     management skills so that I could         People now have better housing,
     improve housing quality. I also           schools, health facilities, access
     developed budget planning and             to water and electricity. It’s my
     time management skills.                   motivation to make sure our
                                               children live a better life.

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s a postgraduate at Manchester, you’ll have access to our central
                 campus and its range of facilities. Located ten minutes from
          the centre of Manchester, our campus balances the bustle of the
          city with a strong community feel. Whatever interests you, we have
          a whole host of opportunities to get involved with.

     Our Students’ Union
     The University of Manchester Student’s
     Union (SU) is the hub of student life.
     It’s a place to relax and socialise, volunteer
     and campaign, eat and drink, and make
     connections and friendships for life.

     Get involved
     	400+ student societies
       Get involved with everything
       from politics to performance,
       flight simulation to scuba diving,
       Quidditch to K-pop.
     	Job opportunities
       More than 300 students work at
       the SU.
     	Social enterprise
       Our SU supports any student-led
       project that tackles barriers to
       university access and participation.
     	Student media
       The UK’s biggest student newspaper,
       a radio station and a TV channel.

     Take time out
     	Eat, drink and shop
       Our SU has a lively space to meet with a
       bar, food and store – all under one roof.      Make a difference
     	Manchester Academy                             	Charitable fundraising
       Our acclaimed venues bring you a                 Manchester RAG (Raise and Give)
       varied music and club calendar.                  is one of the country’s largest
                                                        fundraising groups.
     	Pop-up events
       The SU is a hub for events,                    	Community volunteering
       including food and drink festivals               Help our neighbours via Student Action
       and fashion shows.                               and join local and national campaigns.

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Be active                                  Committed sportspeople                      Harmonious health-seekers
                                                	43 clubs across 39 sports                 	Wellbeing activities
     Investing in your body and mind is           Weekly training with great coaches and      From mindfulness to yoga.
     particularly important during the mental     matches in the British Universities and
     challenges of postgraduate study.            College Sports (BUCS) leagues.            	Sporticipate
     Clear your head, meet new people and                                                     60+ hours of free weekly activities on
     gain a healthy work-life balance.          	Sports scholarships                         campus and in halls, covering everything
                                                  Support for elite athletes at junior        from aerobics to Zumba.
                                                  international level.
                                                                                            	Park runs
                                                             Head out with 200 runners every
                                                                                              Saturday morning.
                                                                                              Join more than a thousand students,
                                                Casual players                                staff and alumni in the annual Great
                                                	260+ teams in campus leagues                Manchester Run.
                                                  Weekly competitions across six sports
                                                                                            	Group campus walks                         World-class facilities
                                                  (including the country’s largest soccer
                                                                                              Keep active while getting to know
                                                  league at Wythenshawe Sports Ground).                                                  Make the most of some of the UK’s biggest
                                                                                              our campus.
                                                                                                                                         and best swimming facilities, floodlit
                                                	SU sport                                                                               football pitches, fully equipped fitness
                                                  60+ sports societies in our SU. 
                                                                                                                                         suites, indoor halls and outdoor courts,
                                                                                                                                         wellbeing studios, and much more.

                                                                                                                                         Join our sport volunteer scheme
                                                                                                                                         Gain valuable experience, coaching
                                                                                                                                         qualifications and new friends.

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Personal safety                                Religious support
                                                                                                We have security services, systems and         If you want to find out about local faith
                                                                                                practical safety advice to help keep you and   organisations, explore issues of faith, or
                                                                                                your property safe. You’ll benefit from:       discuss a problem with a member of your
                                                                                                                                               faith, you will find a diverse community of
                                                                                                	CCTV and 24/7 security services across       contacts available, including:
                                                                                                  campus and University accommodation;
                                                                                                                                               	A Chaplaincy Centre on campus for
                                                                                                	practical safety advice and support            students of all faith or none;
                                                                                                  from University staff and Greater
                                                                                                  Manchester Police.                           	Muslim prayer facilities and multi-faith
                                                                                                                                                 quiet areas on campus;
                                                                                                                                               	Jewish, Christian, Catholic, Muslim, Sikh
                                                                                                                                                 and Hindu chaplains, plus faith advisers
                                                                                                                                                 from many other faith communities;
                                                                                                Immigration and visa advice
                                                                                                                                               	student societies for most major
                                                                                                Our Student Immigration Team provides            religions at our Students’ Union.
                                                                                                information and advice for prospective and
                                                                                                current Manchester students.
                                                                                                                                               Equality, diversity and inclusion
          	e want you to enjoy Manchester postgraduate life to the full.             
                 That’s why we offer you experienced, specialist support                                                                       You should enjoy a positive learning
                                                                                                                environment that is free from any
          services to boost your academic and personal development.
                                                                                                                                               discrimination, bullying, harassment or
                                                                                                                                               victimisation, where you’ll be treated with
                                                                                                                                               respect and dignity irrespective of your
                                                                                                                                               age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity,
     If you’re worried about any issues         Disability support                              Childcare                                      marital status, nationality, religion
     relating to your studies, money,
                                                If you have additional needs arising from       Studying while caring for children can be      or sexual orientation.
     health or wellbeing, you can get in
                                                a medical condition, physical or sensory        a challenge. It’s good to know that you’ve
     touch with:
                                                disability, specific learning disability such   got local support.                             Find out about our support, and how you
                                                as dyslexia, or mental health difficulty that                                                  can get involved in equality, diversity and
     	support staff in your academic
                                                affects your studies, we can support you.       	We have two nurseries for children aged      inclusion at Manchester:
                                                                                                  between six months and five years – get
                                                You can register with our Disability Advisory     in touch early to join a waiting list.
     	ResLife teams who live in halls –
                                                and Support Service as soon as you receive
       your first port of call in University-
                                                an offer, meaning we can support you in the     	Get involved with our Student Parents
       managed accommodation;
                                                lead-up to joining us and ensure everything       and Carers networks run by the
                                                you need is in place when you arrive.             Students’ Union, who can also offer          We belong
     	Students’ Union independent
                                                                                                  advice and support.
       professional advisers;                                                                                                                  Watch a short film celebrating equality,
                                                Get in touch with our Disability Advisory
                                                                                                                                               diversity and inclusion at Manchester:
                                                and Support Service:
     	trained University counsellors;
     	Nightline – an anonymous
       telephone helpline run by students.

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ur campus is not just a place of life-changing study and
                revolutionary academic discoveries. It’s one of inspirational
         spaces, hidden gems and world-famous culture. What’s more,
         we’re continuing to invest in our facilities so that you have an
         optimum, sustainable, world-class learning environment.
         Here’s a quick tour of some of the highlights.

      lan Gilbert Learning Commons
     This cutting-edge learning environment
     is open 24 hours a day during term time.
     It houses study spaces for independent
     and group work, breakout spaces and
     multimedia facilities.

                                                  hitworth Hall
                                                 The most iconic of our historic Victorian
                                                 buildings is at the heart of campus.
                                                 You’ll use it as a landmark when you first
                                                 arrive – and to mark your achievements
                                                 when you graduate.

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 he University of Manchester Library
     T                                                                                                                                             odrell Bank Observatory
     One of only five National Research                                                                                                           Take a trip away to the heart of the Cheshire
     Libraries in the country. It holds more than                                                                                                 countryside to explore the wonders of
     4 million printed books and manuscripts,                                                                                                     the universe at this University asset and
     and 750,000 electronic items.                                                                                                                UNESCO World Heritage site.

                                                    Manchester Museum
                                                    Explore ancient worlds and an
                                                    ever-changing array of exhibitions at
                                                    our own museum on campus.

                                                                                                                                                  The Whitworth
                                                                                                                                                   View world-famous art in our
                                                                                                                                                   award-winning gallery, set among the
                                                                                                                                                   trees of neighbouring Whitworth Park.

                                                    National Graphene Institute                  University Green
                                                    Our world-leading facility for graphene       A vibrant area at the heart of campus,
                                                    research features state-of-the-art            flanked by restaurants and shops. This
                                                    classrooms, laboratories and a sustainable    green space is a favourite spot for relaxing,
                                                    rooftop garden.                               reading and even enjoying a summer picnic.

                                                    Manchester Engineering Campus                 tudents’ Union and
                                                    Development (MECD)                           Manchester Academy
                                                    You’ll have access to sophisticated          A place to socialise, relax and get involved
                                                    facilities in MECD, the single largest       in student life. Right next door to the
                                                    home for engineering and materials           main union building is the award-winning
                                                    science at any UK university                 Manchester Academy, bringing you the
                                                    (opening September 2022).                    best live music and comedy.

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Entertainment and culture
        	iscover Manchester,                          With countless venues supporting new and
               the creative, cosmopolitan              independent artists, as well as arenas and
        city that has led global                       theatres welcoming the biggest names,
        revolutions in industry,                       Manchester is the ultimate destination
        politics, sport, technology                    for culture vultures, with highlights including
        and music. Welcoming and                       the biennial Manchester International Festival.
        vibrant, it’s been named the
                                                       Our top five
        UK’s best city to live in for five
        consecutive years.*                            	The Ritz
                                                         A converted ballroom hosting gigs
        Here are just a few reasons why.                  and club nights
     * Global Liveability Report 2015, 2016, 2017,     	Art, cinema, theatre and three floors
     2018 and 2019 – The Economist Intelligence Unit
                                                         of food and drink
                                                         Royal Exchange Theatre
                                                       	A theatre in the round housed in one of
                                                         the most beautiful buildings in the city
                                                         Great Northern
                                                       	A hive of cinema, boutique
                     One of the ten                      bowling, restaurants, bars and
                   friendliest cities                    entertainment venues
                      in the world                     	The Bridgewater Hall
                                                         An international concert venue,
                   Rough Guides 2019                     home to the Hallé Orchestra
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Food and drink                                                                                Neighbourhoods
     Regardless of your budget, taste or                                                           Whether you want laid-back or bustling,
     appetite, you’ll find plenty to satisfy you                                                   Manchester is packed with popular
     within Manchester’s culinary scene. From                                                      neighbourhoods that are every bit as
     independent food festivals and markets to                                                     vibrant as the centre. Get away from
     a Michelin star-rated restaurant – there’s                                                    campus and explore the fringes of the city
     always something new around the corner.                                                       for an authentic taste of Manchester life.
     Our top five                                                                                  Our top five
     	Mackie Mayor                                                                                  Northern Quarter
       An array of independent traders in                                                          	A unique corner of the city full of
       a Grade II-listed hall                                                                        independent shops, cafes and bars
        Bundobust                                                                                     Chinatown
        Veggie-friendly Indian street food                                                         	Choices for all budgets in the UK’s
                                                                                                      second largest Chinatown
       Levenshulme Market
     	Countless food options at this                                                                 Didsbury
       weekly gathering                                                                                A village feel and indie cafes, just south
                                                                                                       of the city
        Rudy’s Pizza
        Authentic Neapolitan pizza in the city                                                       Chorlton
                                                                                                   	Bohemian mix of delis, bars, music,
                                                                                                     and more
     	A street-food paradise near
       Victoria Station                                                                            	Altrincham
                                                                                                     A leafy suburb a short tram ride away
                                                                                                     with an award-winning market

                                                   Sport                                                                                            Nature
                                                   Manchester’s sporting history is the envy of                                                     Even though you’re in the heart of the city,
                                                   the world – and its present isn’t bad either.                                                    it’s easy to get back to nature in Manchester,
                                                   From two of the world’s most famous                                                              with a range of parks large and small on your
                                                   football clubs to the UK’s longest indoor ski                                                    doorstep. You’re also just a short train journey
                                                   slope, you’ll find plenty of ways to indulge                                                     away from glorious national parks.
                                                   your sporting passion.
                                                                                                                                                    Our top five
                                                   Our top five
                                                                                                                                                    	Fletcher Moss
                                                   	Lancashire County Cricket Club                                                                   Botanical gardens in nearby Didsbury
                                                     County and international matches
                                                                                                                                                      Heaton Park
                                                   	National Cycling Centre                                                                        	Great green spaces just north of the
                                                     Sprint, mountain and BMX cycling                                                                 city centre
                                                   	Manchester Aquatics Centre                                                                         Dunham Massey
                                                     An Olympic-size pool on campus                                                                 	A National Trust site, home to an
                                                                                                                                                        ancient deer park
                                                   	Chill Factore
                                                     Indoor skiing and snowboarding                                                                 	Alderley Edge
                                                                                                                                                      A dramatic sandstone ridge with views
                                                   	The Armitage
                                                                                                                                                      over Cheshire
                                                     The University’s sport centre
                                                                                                                                                    	Peak District
                                                                                                                                                      Take a train out to discover this
                                                                                                                                                      National Park
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          	e offer a range of                       Your hall of residence fee includes all utility
                                                     bills, insurance and internet (either Wi-Fi or
                  accommodation options
                                                     wired ethernet point), and you’ll find options
          to suit you. Choose from                   to suit all budgets.
          University-run halls of
          residence close to campus, or              	Single self-catering room
          get specialist advice if you’re              with shared facilities
          interested in private letting.               – from £110 p/w

                                                     	Single self-catering room
                                                       with en-suite facilities
     University                                        – from £150 p/w
                                                     	Single room with shared facilities
     Our halls of residence are self-contained         in a catered hall
     communities where you can make friends and        – from £150 p/w
     feel at home. Some have their own common
     rooms, study areas and bars, and all offer      Costs are based on 2020/21 prices and are
     social activities for you to enjoy. Whether     subject to change; they may also vary depending
     you choose a modern or a more traditional       on facilities. Accommodation contract lengths
                                                     may vary depending on your residence.
     hall, you’ll benefit from excellent security
     and onsite support from the ResLife team.

     Our ResLife advisers are on hand in every
     hall; providing the help you need to settle
     into your new community, and they will             Accommodation
     continue to look out for your wellbeing            guarantee for
     throughout your time living with us.               international students
     As well as being on call for any issues or         If you’re based outside the EU,
     incidents, your ResLife advisors hold regular      we can guarantee you a place in a hall
     meetings, so you’ll find advice right on your      of residence for the full duration of your
     doorstep whenever you need it.                     programme, provided you:

     Accommodation types                                	are coming to university alone;
     Hall options include:                                   rmly accept a place to study here
        postgraduate-only accommodation;                    by 31 August of your year of entry;

        catered or self-catered halls;                  	apply for accommodation by
                                                          31 August;
        en-suite or shared bathrooms;
                                                        	re-apply for accommodation in the
     	single or mixed gender accommodation
                                                          subsequent years by the deadline
       (subject to availability);
                                                          and for the full academic year.
     	a limited supply of couples’
       accommodation;                                   If you don’t meet the conditions of our
     	specially adapted rooms for students             guarantee, you may still apply for University
       with disabilities.*                              accommodation, but we may not be
                                                        able to offer you a room immediately.
     * Please contact our Accommodation Office
        before you arrive to discuss your needs.

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Private accommodation                            Where you’ll be based                                         MANCHESTER                                               Key

     Manchester Student Homes provides                University accommodation is set across                                                                                       Train station
     information and advice on privately rented       three main areas, all within easy reach of
                                                                                                                                                                                   Tram stop
     student accommodation in Manchester.             the campus, the city and amenities. Each
                                                      area offers something different, but all are                                                                                 Accommodation
        +44 (0)161 275 7680                           great places in which to live and study.
     	manchesterstudenthomes@                                                                                         CITY                                                        Supermarket                                  City (six halls)                                             CENTRE
                                                                                                                                                    MANCHESTER                   Our city accommodation is located                                                           PICCADILLY
                                                         close to the city centre and at the heart
                                                         of our teaching campus.
     Living at home                                      Average journey to campus:
     If you decide to live at home while you study                                                                          MANCHESTER
                                                              10 minutes on foot                                            OXFORD ROAD
     at Manchester, you’ll still have plenty of
     opportunities to get involved in student life.           5 minutes by bus
     Our Students’ Union services for students                                                                                                        UNIVERSITY
     living off-campus include:                               7 minutes by bike                                                                        CAMPUS

        Living at Home Society;                                                                                                                 UNIVERSITY PLACE
                                                         Victoria Park (six halls)
                                                                                                                              STUDENTS’ UNION
        transport buddy system;
                                                         Leafy and tranquil, Victoria Park is just
                                                         a brisk walk or short bike ride away
        day trips and networking events;                                                                                         CITY
                                                         from campus.
        Mature Students’ Society.                        Average journey to campus:                       18 minutes on foot
                                                              6 minutes by bus
                                                              5 minutes by bike                                                                                     PARK

     Find out more                                       Fallowfield (seven halls)
     Contact our Accommodation Office:                   A vibrant, mixed residential suburb,
                                                         Fallowfield offers plenty of amenities. It’s   You can travel                                            FALLOWFIELD
        +44 (0)161 275 2888                              also within easy reach of the city centre.     around campus by:                   Average journey to campus:                         Foot
                                                                                                            All buildings are walking
     For the latest information on our                        30 minutes on foot                            distance from one another
     accommodation offering, including
     costs and new developments, please                       15 minutes by bus                             Bus
     visit the Accommodation Office website.                                                                Take the free 147 service
                                                              8 minutes by bike                                                                          Bike
                                                                                                            Cycle lanes run along
                                                                                 Oxford Road

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anchester is a truly global university and city. You’ll meet
                 students and staff from near and far, discovering new
         cultures and perspectives. You’ll leave with broader horizons,
         international employability and connections across the globe.

     Support for
     international students
                                                      Connect with alumni in organisations
     If you’re coming to Manchester from
                                                        and countries across the world
     overseas, your international adventure
     starts here. You’ll find extra dedicated
     support to help you feel at home, including:

     	pre-departure webinars and face-to-face              Live in a multicultural city
       briefings in many countries;                       ranked among the world’s best
                                                           for international students**
     	advice on immigration and visas;

     	a guaranteed place in University
       accommodation throughout your study;*
                                                       Learn a new language – or improve
     	a comprehensive orientation and                 an existing one – on our University
       welcome programme;                                Language Centre programmes
                                                       (These may be studied for academic
     	a free shuttle service for new students           credit or on a non-credit basis)
       arriving at Manchester Airport and
       opting for University accommodation;

     	80 Students’ Union societies
       dedicated to people and interests                International
       from diverse nations;                            numbers

     	The International Society, a social and          	Our 40,000 students
       cultural body extending a welcome to               come from 160 countries
       international students with trips,               	500,000+ alumni in more than
       classes and events;                                190 countries
     	specialised careers support,                     	Ranked 27th in the world
       including international careers fairs              (QS Rankings 2020)
       and work experience;
                                                        	200 languages spoken in one of the
        English language support.                         UK’s most multicultural cities
                                                    * Subject to meeting certain criteria           ** Ranked 29th in the QS Best Student Cities 2019

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 stgraduate programmes at Manchester charge a tuition fee
                                                                                                                to cover the cost of study and membership of University
                                                                                                          libraries and the Students’ Union. There are a range of funding
                                                                                                          opportunities and resources available to help you secure the
                                                                                                          financial support you need to continue your education.

                                                                                                          Choose your journey and we’ll guide you through the rest.

     Postgraduate taught study                                                                       Postgraduate research

       Course fees                                                                                     Fees
       Check the course profiles online to find out the latest fees.                                   Check the programme profiles online to find out the latest fees.                                                                  

     Funding                                                                                         Funding

     	Postgraduate loan scheme                      	Equity and Merit Scholarships                 	Research Councils                              	President’s Doctoral Scholarship Award
       Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222             These scholarships help students from           Every year the seven government-                 Each year we offer up to 100 elite
       are available for eligible UK/EU                developing countries. Your full tuition fee     funded UK Research Councils invest               studentships across our Faculties to
       students starting master’s courses in           is waived and your living costs and flights     approximately £3 billion in research.            individuals who demonstrate academic
       the 2020/21 academic year, with the             to the UK are covered. Awards are also          Discover what funding is available in            excellence and leadership potential.
       amount to increase slightly for 2021/22.        available for study by online learning.         your subject area on our website.
       Visit our website for details on criteria
       and applications.
                                                                                                                                                      	Postgraduate Doctoral Loans                                                               	Studentships                                     Postgraduate Doctoral Loans of
                                                         Other funding sources
                                                                                                       We offer various studentships based on           up to £25,000 are available for
                                                         If you contact course administrators,
                                                                                                       academic excellence. Before applying, read       all types of doctoral study (eg PhDs
     	Manchester Master’s Bursary                        they can share how previous students
                                                                                                       the eligibility criteria thoroughly and note     and equivalent doctoral programmes
       We provide 75 bursaries every year                financed their studies.
                                                                                                       the closing deadline. Studentships are also      such as DBA of EdD). For details of
        if you meet certain criteria.
                                                                                                       advertised on School and Faculty websites.       eligibility, visit:
                                                     	You can also contact the Ministry of
                                                       Education and the British Council in your              
                                                       home country for advice.

                                                     	For an overview of voluntary sector           Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres for Doctoral Training
                                                       funding, email the Manchester Doctoral
                                                       Centre (subject title ‘Alternative Guide      If you’re interested in undertaking a pre-defined research project, then a doctoral training
                                                       to PG Funding’) and we’ll send the            programme might be for you.
                                                       relevant documentation to you.                These are fully funded opportunities, predominantly funded by the Research Councils,
                                                                                                     and offer a unique opportunity to be part of a team conducting research that will tackle
                                                                       real-world issues.
                                                                                                     For a list and more details, visit:

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e offer a range of flexible learning options and tailored support
           to help you fit a postgraduate programme into your life.

     Choose part-time or                          Online and blended learning
     full-time study                              at Manchester
     Having extra work, family or financial       We offer elements of many programmes
     commitments doesn’t mean you have to         online. Furthermore, some of our
     give up on your goals. We offer most of      postgraduate taught courses and a few of
     our postgraduate research programmes         our postgraduate research programmes
     on a full-time and part-time basis, and it   are available to study entirely as online or
     may also be possible to study some of our    blended programmes – ideal if you prefer
     postgraduate taught courses part-time.       to learn at times and locations more
                                                  convenient for your circumstances.
     Available part-time courses are marked in
     the directory (p80 onwards) as ‘PT’.         We have invested heavily in online and
                                                  interactive technologies so you can
                                                  connect with staff and fellow students and
     International applicants from                enjoy the same support you would get
     non-EU countries                             on campus.
     Please note that terms of entry into the
     UK normally prevent you from studying        We also have international centres in Dubai,
     a postgraduate taught or research            Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore,
     programme on a part-time basis.              enabling us to build strong transnational
                                                  partnerships and deliver an education
                                                  designed for today’s executives.

                                                  Available online and blended courses
                                                  are marked in the programme
                                                  listings (p50 onwards) with this icon:

                                                  They are also listed in the directory
                                                  (p80 onwards) and marked to show
                                                  whether full-time (FT) and/or
                                                  part-time (PT) options are available.


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      hether you’re a recent
                                                                                   graduate eager to
                                                                           pursue your research passions
                                                                           or boost your career prospects,
                                                                                                                               This icon means
                                                                           or you’re a professional looking                     online courses
                                                                           for a formal qualification, you’ll                    are available
                                                                           be able to find a programme at
                                                                           Manchester to suit your needs.

     Types of postgraduate taught courses                              How to find a programme                    For the most up-to-date
                                                                                                                  programme information
     Course type       Study area / type of qualification              	Programme listings
                                                                         Browse the following pages to            This prospectus was printed in June 2020
     MA                Master of Arts                                    explore all our postgraduate degree      in advance of the programme starting
                                                                         programmes, grouped together             dates. For this reason, information may be
     MBA               Master of Business Administration                 under broad subject areas.               amended prior to applying for a place on
     MEd               Master of Education                                                                        the programme of study.
                                                                       	Programme directory
     MSc               Master of Science                                 Use the table beginning on p80 to find   There are several reasons why changes
     LLM               Master of Law                                     individual programme listings.           to the programme information and/or
                                                                                                                  published term dates may need to be
     MusM              Master of Music                                 	Entry requirements                       made, including:
                                                                         The skills and qualifications you need
     MRes              Master of Research
                                                                         will be different for each programme.    	the need to make reasonable changes
     PGCE              Postgraduate Certificate in Education             Check entry requirements on p94.           to the content and teaching offered
                                                                                                                    in relation to any programme for
     PGCert            Postgraduate Certificate (usually six months)   	Check our website                          operational and/or academic reasons;
     PGDip             Postgraduate Diploma (usually nine months)        The most up-to-date information is
                                                                         available online.                        	the withdrawal of programmes due to
                                                                                                                    insufficient cohort numbers;
     Types of postgraduate research programmes                                                                    	a programme not receiving the
                                                                            relevant accreditation required; and/or
     Programme type    Research area / type                                                                         interruption or loss of key services due
                                                                                                                    to circumstances beyond our control.
     PhD               Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                                                                  Further information describing the
     Various           Professional doctoral programmes                                                           teaching, examination, assessment and
     DBA               Doctor of Business Administration                                                          other educational services offered by
                                                                                                                  The University of Manchester is available
     MD                Doctor of Medicine                                                                         on our website.
     MPhil             Master of Philosophy
     MSc by Research   One-year stand-alone research programme

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 AEROSPACE                                             MANCHESTER
 ENGINEERING                                           BUSINESS SCHOOL                                     ARCHAEOLOGY                                           ARCHITECTURE                                                    

     TAUGHT COURSES                                     TAUGHT COURSES                                      RESEARCH PROGRAMMES                                   TAUGHT COURSES
     Aerospace Engineering MSc                          20 taught courses covering business, management,    Archaeology PhD                                       Architecture and Urbanism MA
                                                        finance, enterprise, marketing and more.                                                                  Master of Architecture (MArch)
     Aerospace Engineering MPhil/PhD
                                                        RESEARCH PROGRAMMES                                 OVERVIEW                                              RESEARCH PROGRAMMES
                                                        Five research programmes including Accounting                                                             Architecture PhD
     For a complete list of programmes and contact                                                          Study archaeology at an internationally recognised
                                                        and Finance, and Business and Management.
     details please see the directory at the back.                                                          centre that is known for its diverse range of
                                                        For a complete list of programmes and contact       expertise, from its survey and excavation
                                                        details please see the directory at the back.       fieldwork methods through to oral history,
                                                                                                            ethnography and ethno archaeology.
                                                                                                                                                                  Boost your employability with professionally
     OVERVIEW                                                                                               What you can expect:                                  recognised courses at one of the largest and
     Choose an exciting, hands-on engineering
                                                        Experience a world-class, industry-focused          •	Academic staff who conduct world-leading          highest-ranking architecture schools in the UK.
     programme in the world’s first industrial city.                                                          research on archaeological projects spanning
                                                        education at Alliance Manchester Business                                                                 What you can expect:
     What you can expect:                                                                                     the globe, from Rapa Nui to prehistoric Britain
                                                        School (AMBS), where original thinking is at the
                                                                                                                                                                  •	Study in a city centre that is regarded as an
     •	Fully accredited MSc course                    heart of everything we do.                          •	A focus on collaborative research and                international exemplar of regeneration,
                                                                                                              interdisciplinary learning, with strong                much of which has been designed with the
                                                        What you can expect:
     •	Qualifications required for Chartered                                                               links with science, social science and                 involvement of Manchester graduates
        Engineer status                                 •	Academic excellence                               humanities disciplines
                                                                                                                                                                  •	Engage directly with leading-edge
     •	International partnerships and strong          •	Real-world business and management practice      •	Opportunities for collaboration with national        design practice
        industrial links                                                                                      heritage bodies such as English Heritage and
                                                        •	Global community of 300 specialist academic        Historic Scotland                                   •	Enjoy unique access to facilities and resources
                                                          and research staff                                                                                         from both The University of Manchester and
                                                                                                            •	Work alongside experienced archaeologists at         Manchester Metropolitan University
                                                                                                              iconic excavation sites around the world
     WHY MANCHESTER?                                    WHY MANCHESTER?                                                                                           •	The Architects Registration Board (ARB)
                                                                                                                                                                     and Royal Institute of British Architects
     •	We are world-leading in research areas          •	One of the UK’s first business schools                                                                     (RIBA) recognise MArch Architecture as
        from computational fluid dynamics to how                                                            WHY MANCHESTER?
                                                          (established in 1965) and one of the largest                                                               a Part 2 qualification
        engineering impacts public policy
                                                          campus-based business and management              •	Access to the archives and curatorial
     •	100% of our impact case studies are graded        schools in the UK                                   expertise of Manchester Museum, home
        as ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) or                                                                to one of the most significant Egyptology
        ‘world-leading’ (4*) (REF 2014)
                                                        •	The 2020 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking        collections in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                  WHY MANCHESTER?
                                                          places our MBA 11th in Europe and 5th in the
                                                                                                                                                                  •	Manchester School of Architecture is
     •	We have more than 200 years’ expertise in         UK. According to this survey, our full-time       •	Benefit from The Manchester Centre for                ranked in the world’s top ten universities
        teaching engineering                              MBA graduates achieve an average salary             Archaeology and Egyptology, our lively,                for Architecture and second in the UK
                                                          increase of 103% within three years                 interdisciplinary hub that brings together
     •	We have strong industrial links with Airbus,                                                          archaeology scholars and PhD students
                                                                                                                                                                     (QS World University Rankings 2020)
        Rolls-Royce, EADS, Dstl, MBDA and ESTEC/        •	Dedicated Alliance MBS Postgraduate                                                                    •	Strong links with leading architectural practices,
        ESA, and international partnerships               Careers Service                                   •	90% of our research was judged as having              who attend end of year shows
        including CARDC                                                                                       ‘very considerable impact’ (3*) in the most
                                                        •	Triple accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS         recent UK-wide research review (REF 2014)           •	Industry standard computer-aided design
                                                        •	Rated second in the UK for research power                                                                 software, and new state of the art studios,
                                                          (REF 2014)                                                                                                 workshop and model-making spaces
     YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...                                                                     YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...
     Civil Engineering; Electrical and Electronic                                                           Classics, Ancient History and Egyptology;
     Engineering; Environmental Engineering;
                                                        YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...                  Art History and Visual Studies; History;
                                                                                                                                                                  YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...
     Mechanical Engineering.                            Economics; International Development.               Languages and Cultures.                               Planning and Environmental Management.

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