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Manchester is an important city in the north-west of England. As part of the vibrant and diverse Greater Manchester region, the area is home to a number of renowned universities and over 90,000 students.
Greater Manchester was a leading centre of the Industrial Revolution and is still the most populated urban area in the UK outside London. However, the region also includes parts of the Peak District National Park and is now home to a range of creative and cultural industries.
Postgraduate students in Manchester benefit from access to some of the UK’s most famous sporting and entertainment venues. You’ll be able to visit the homes of two of the most successful Premier League football teams (Manchester United and Manchester City) or check out venues and music events in the town that produced some of Britain’s most acclaimed recording artists, including The Stone Roses, The Smiths, Take That and Oasis.
Manchester is also a UNESCO City of Literature – writers and thinkers as diverse as Karl Marx, Charlotte Brontë, Anthony Burgess and Carol Ann Duffy are associated with the city, which is also home to the oldest public library in the English-speaking world (Chetham’s Library, established in 1653).
Manchester is one of the most important media centres in the UK and is now an important site for production and broadcasting by the BBC. As you’d expect for a city of its size, Manchester is home to a range of outstanding cultural institutions and venues. The Science and Industry Museum pays tribute to Manchester’s proud heritage as a hub for innovation, with exhibitions covering steam engines, computing, textiles and more.
Manchester’s oldest higher education provider is the University of Manchester, which dates its history to 1824. The University is now a world top 100 institution and a member of the UK’s elite Russell Group. Its business school was the first to offer an MBA in the UK and its alumni include the third highest number of Nobel Prize winners for any UK university.
Other universities in the Greater Manchester region include Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), the University of Bolton and the University of Salford as well as specialised higher education providers such as the Royal Northern College of Music and the Manchester School of Architecture.
Greater Manchester has a robust economy that provides exciting employment opportunities for postgraduates in a variety of fields. MediaCityUK, situated in the bordering City of Salford, is home to several major media organisations including the BBC and ITV, as well as the University of Salford.
Important business sectors include the creative industries, advanced manufacturing, legal and financial services and life sciences.
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Enrich your first degree and previous relevant experience by developing a focused, integrated and critically aware understanding of underlying theory and current policy and practice in the field of control systems engineering. Read more
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