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The University of Manchester

Master's courses at The University of 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.

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. The economist Arthur Lewis became the first black professor at a British university when he joined us, and 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. Isolating the properties of graphene won our scientists Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Lightweight, super-strong and highly conductive, this new wonder-material will transform technologies in every walk of life – from solar power and fuel cells to flat-screen devices and disease detection.

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.

Connect with Manchester and the world will connect with you.

Your studies

We offer over 300 taught master's courses in over 90 subject areas, on a world-class campus that's currently undergoing a £1 billion redevelopment. Projects already underway include the development of a new engineering campus, new centres for the School of Law and Alliance Manchester Business School, and a major refurbishment of the University Library.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees and funding sources available vary depending on the subject you want to study, your country of nationality, and other factors. When applying for a master's course, it's important to consider as early as possible how you will finance your study. Further advice is available on our website.


We manage approximately 7,900 rooms for student accommodation, almost all of which are based within two miles (three kilometres) of our campus. We reserve some residences exclusively for postgraduates; in others we house graduate students together. Find out more here.

The city of Manchester

We’re proud to be close to the centre of Manchester, the UK’s most popular student city. Originally shaped by its success during the industrial revolution of the 19th century, Manchester’s strong, pioneering character endures today – only now its achievements also include shaking up the music scene, nurturing artistic creativity and hosting international sporting events.

Never content to live on past glories, Manchester is a city that looks to the future with a passion for progress, and warmly invites you to share in its vision and vitality.

And this warmth is one of Manchester's trademarks: voted the top UK city to live in for 2018 (based on The Economist's Global Liveability Index) and one of the ten friendliest cities in the world by Rough Guides readers, there's not a moment to lose to go out and explore this busy, buzzing and modern metropolis.

Choose a course which draws upon a rich heritage, world-leading research, and strong links to global industry

Our faculties

The University is divided into three faculties:

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

How to Apply

You'll need to complete and submit our online application form to apply for a master's course at The University of Manchester. Further information is available on our website.


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