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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.
Find out more about our relationship with REF: www.manchester.ac.uk/research/ref-2014/
The University and the city offer superb facilities for almost any academic, culture and recreational interests a student might wish to pursue. High profile festivals are a major part of Manchester’s everyday life, and the School is involved in many of these, including the Manchester Literature Festival, Manchester Histories Festival and Manchester International Festival.
Research and teaching in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures is supported by rich resources within the University. These include the John Rylands University Library, with its unique Special Collections housed in the refurbished Deansgate building; the University Language Centre, with its own language multi-media resource library; the Race Relations Archive; the Manchester Museum and the Whitworth Art Gallery. Other cultural assets at the University of Manchester include the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Jodrell Bank Observatory and the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons. The School has a strong interdisciplinary orientation and houses the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts and Languages (CIDRAL).
Our network of partners in research training includes the following major institutions:
Manchester Art Gallery - www.manchestergalleries.org
Manchester Museum - museum.man.ac.uk
Whitworth Art Gallery - www.manchestergalleries.org
Race Relation Research Centre - www.racearchive.org.uk
Chetham Library - www.chethams.org.uk
Jewish Museum - www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com
North West Film Archive - www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk
North West Sound Archive - www.ribblevalley.gov.uk
Imperial War Museum in the North - www.iwm.org.uk/north
Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester - www.msim.org.uk
Gallery of Costume & Platt Hall - www.manchestergalleries.org
Peoples History Museum - www.peopleshistorymuseum.org.uk
Police Museum and Archive - www.gmp.police.uk
Working Class Movement Library - www.wcml.org.uk
Lancashire Record Office - www.lancashire.gov.uk/education
Cheshire Record Office - www.cheshire.gov.uk/recoff/home.htm
Manchester Archives and Local Studies - www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries
Greater Manchester County Record Office - www.gmcro.co.uk
Portico Library - www.theportico.org.uk
Lowry Museum and Gallery - www.thelowry.com
Salford Diocesan Archives - www.churches-online.org.uk/salfordarchives
Contact Theatre - www.contact-theatre.org
Manchester Cathedral - manchestercathedral.org
Postgraduate Education and Skills Training: Learning in Manchester
The University of Manchester is a wonderful place to learn. Students find Masters programmes both challenging and rewarding, and good foundations for further study and future employment. The student experience combines the advantages of belonging to a specific subject community alongside the extended choice that a large and diverse School encompasses. Educational programmes are constantly updated so that they’re at the cutting edge in both content and in the teaching methods used.
Studying for a Masters within the School offers opportunities for personal, career and professional development. In addition to the integration of work-related skills and experience within degree programmes, our dedicated, physical Graduate School offers a comprehensive range of skills training workshops, placements and residential schemes targeted at postgraduate students. Our award-winning Careers Service will work in partnership with you throughout your degree to improve your employability and prepare for the competitive jobs market. Furthermore, we have a strong commitment to social responsibility and public engagement. We want our graduates not only to be highly sought after by employers but also ready to play a constructive role as citizen scholars in wider society. Through our research we seek to create and develop knowledge that makes a difference in the world; through our teaching we want to inspire our students to achieve their full human potential.
Find out more about funding for masters courses here www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/funding/
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Explore emerging critical approaches and shifts in museum practice and theory. Undertake a work placement in a museum, gallery or related cultural organisation in or around Manchester. Read more
Combine key knowledge and skills in arts management and cultural policy with specialist options. Benefit from more than 50 active partnerships with arts and cultural organisations, offering opportunities for practice-based research, expert teaching and placements. 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, poems and screenplays. Read more
Receive a thorough grounding in both the practical and theoretical aspects of humanitarian issues. Take part in an optional research trip to Uganda, where you will understand more about careers in humanitarian work and add significant experience to your CV. Read more
Study in a vibrant multicultural and multilingual city, where you can put what you learn into practice. Learn about cutting-edge critical approaches in intercultural communication research. Read more
Gain a thorough grounding in the full breadth and depth of linguistic theory. Access innovative resources, including psycholinguistics and phonetics laboratories with facilities for signal analysis, speech synthesis, laryngography and electropalatography. Read more
Pursue your interest in the literatures, histories and cultures of the European Middle Ages and Early Modern periods. Benefit from our lively research culture, with talks, seminars and conferences that you will be able to attend alongside your taught courses. Read more
Study post-1900 literature in all its geographical, formal and thematic complexity and diversity. Explore a variety of critical and theoretical approaches to modern and contemporary writing. Read more