University of Manchester Postgraduate

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University of Manchester Postgraduate

Postgraduate research programmes at The University of Manchester

Many prospective research students already have a specific postgraduate programme or research supervisor in mind. On the other hand, you might be thinking more about an area of study than a specific project.

Why study for your master’s at Manchester?

Our reputation is just one reason why Manchester is the best place for you to study for your master’s. We offer you far more than just a qualification.

Our pioneering taught courses draw upon our world-leading research and our strong links to global industry. You’ll quickly develop skills and gain exposure to experiences that will set you apart in the jobs market.

With a breadth of research activity that’s unrivalled in the UK, we work across disciplines and beyond the University, connecting the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. This research feeds directly into our taught courses, giving you the power to achieve your ambitions.

We also encourage you to become the best you can be by participating in Stellify – a journey through Manchester’s most transformational experiences, giving you a unique opportunity to experience true personal and professional growth during your time with us.

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Academic heritage

Our academic heritage sets a master’s from The University of Manchester apart.

Our story is one of world firsts and brilliant discoveries. In total, 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied here.

Manchester is the birthplace of nuclear physics, where Ernest Rutherford first split the atom. The world’s first stored-program computer was developed here, and Alan Turing pioneered artificial intelligence during his time at the University.

Our observatory at Jodrell Bank is home to the iconic Lovell Telescope – the biggest telescope of its type in the world when it was built. Fittingly, Jodrell Bank will be the central control hub for the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array.

The economist William Arthur Lewis, one of 25 Nobel Prize winners to have worked here, published his most influential works while at Manchester. And Christabel Pankhurst, a Manchester law graduate unable to enter the profession on account of her sex, became one of the suffragette movement’s most committed campaigners.

With a master’s degree from The University of Manchester you’ll become part of this distinguished club, whose collective achievements have shaped the history of the modern world.

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