University of Manchester

University of Manchester

University of Manchester

The institution

The University of Manchester is one of Britain's most prestigious and forward-thinking universities, with a rich heritage stretching back 190 years and an exciting agenda for the future.

Studying at Manchester gives you the chance to make a difference and have an impact on real lives, both during your studies and in your future career. We’ll give you an amazing university experience that’s rooted in a rich heritage, yet firmly focused on the future.

We work closely with organisations ranging from government bodies to global businesses, from local health services to registered charities. From these links spring unique opportunities: we’re able to deliver courses informed by the latest expertise and research programmes that have greater, more immediate effect.

We make things happen

We turn enthusiasm into achievement and ground-breaking theory into cutting-edge practice. That’s why we’re at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems – from cancer to climate change, from poverty to sustainable energy. We’ve been accomplishing feats of global significance for 190 years, from inventing the modern computer to giving the world graphene – the two-dimensional ‘wonder-material’ that is one atom thick, but 200 times stronger than steel.

We make a difference

We take our social responsibilities seriously. Through our teaching, research and numerous public events and activities, we contribute to the social and economic wellbeing of local and global communities.

We know were we're going

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, we enjoy an international reputation for our pioneering research and innovation. We’re on the way to achieving our target of becoming one of the world’s top 25 universities, and our plans are backed by the biggest investment programme ever seen in UK higher education – we’ve already invested more than £750 million in buildings and facilities since2004 and now we’re putting £1 billion into further teaching and student facilities.

We've got the people to do it

We have more Nobel laureates on our staff than any other UK university, and count 25 Prize winners among our current and former staff and students. Could you be number 26?

We give you excellent prospects

Whether you’re a committed researcher wanting to further the human quest for knowledge, a career-focused professional seeking a specialist qualification, or an enquiring mind with a burning enthusiasm for higher learning and understanding, a postgraduate degree at The University of Manchester will help you to realise your ambitions. Our problem-based approach to learning will inspire you to think critically and creatively, cultivating your independence and making you more attractive to recruiters. Our graduates are consistently among the most targeted in the UK by leading employers.

We offer much more than a degree

At Manchester you’ll find the broadest range of options outside of your studies for developing your interests and broadening your experience, including outstanding sports facilities, skills-development programmes and mentoring. You could make a difference through volunteering opportunities offered by the Students’ Union and through our dedicated community engagement team. We’ll also support you if you want to take part in or start up a social enterprise.

We'd love you to join us

Join our postgraduate community and start making your impact on the world.

Our Open Days and Study Fairs

Come to an Open Day or our Study Fairs - we hold study fairs across the UK and Europe throughout the year. Visit our website for more information.

Get in touch

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Key information

Oxford Road
M13 9PL
Telephone number: 
0161 306 6000
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