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The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures is the largest grouping of arts, languages and humanities scholars in the UK. It is home to some 6500 students, of which about 1000 are postgraduates, and around 350 academic staff working at the forefront of 20 disciplines.
Please visit www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate-taught-courses/ to view a list of all available postgraduate taught courses at the School of Arts, Languages and Culture
Academic expertise spans the fields of the creative arts, human cultures, beliefs, institutions and languages. Our research embraces the material, visual, linguistic, textual, social and performative dimensions of human society past and present, in a rich interdisciplinary culture led by world renowned scholars.
The University of Manchester's place as one of the UK's top research universities was confirmed in the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The university has one of the broadest submissions of any university in the UK, with research evaluated in 35 discipline areas. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework judged that:
• 80% of the School’s research was ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*)
• 72% of our research outputs (books/articles) were 4* or 3*
• 91% of the impact documented in our case studies was 4* or 3*
• 97% of our research environment was 4*or 3* Six units of assessment from within the School had more than 70% of research outputs rated at 4*/3* while Modern Languages and Linguistics was ranked a highly impressive 3rd overall. In the 2015 Times Higher World University Rankings, measuring the quality of universities around the globe, Manchester placed 28th for Arts and Humanities. This commitment to research enriches the teaching environment, by bringing renowned international speakers and sustaining a culture of research seminars, workshops and conferences. It also ensures that the university curriculum is continually refreshed.
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Our MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies course is ideal if you are considering a career in this sector and want to gain practical experience through placements during your studies, or if you are a professional and want to further develop your practice. Read more
Our interdisciplinary MA Arts Management, Policy and Practice course covers the wide range of expertise associated with running arts organisations and coordinating arts and cultural programmes and events, as well as the strategic development of art forms, cultural leadership practices and local cultural management. Read more
Study on our MA Creative Writing master's course and you'll be part of the prestigious Centre for New Writing, where we bring together world-famous writers to teach people how to produce novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, poems and screenplays. Read more
Our MA in Egyptology is an innovative and cutting-edge course taught entirely online on a part-time basis over two years. You will look in-depth at specific aspects of ancient Egyptian society and culture, and study the development of the field of Egyptology itself. Read more
Our MA English and American Studies postgraduate taught course prepares you for further research in the discipline while also broadening and deepening your critical engagement with English and American literature and culture. Read more
Our innovative and highly interdisciplinary MA Gender, Sexuality and Culture master's course is designed specifically for students interested in investigating gender and sexuality within culture. Read more
Our MA History master's course enables you to tailor your postgraduate studies to suit your interests. Your focus could be chronological (medieval, early modern or modern), geographical (European, transnational, global) or methodological (cultural or economic and social history). Read more
Our multidisciplinary MA Humanitarianism and Conflict Response master's course focuses on response to crises originating from both conflict-zones and natural disasters. Read more
The global era has stimulated transnational cultural flows of people, practices and products, and local cultural complexities that were inconceivable even a generation ago. Read more
Our MA Medieval and Early Modern Studies master's course will give you the opportunity to pursue your interest in the literatures, histories and cultures of the European Middle Ages and Early Modern periods. Read more
Our MA Modern and Contemporary Literature master's course offers an opportunity to become part of an exciting, intellectual group of researchers working in 20th and 21st century literature, culture and theory. Read more