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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 MSc International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response distance learning course will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge needed to respond to and help prevent disasters. Read more
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
Engage with practicing writers, leading editors and agents. Become part of a network of alumni that includes Sophie Hannah, Susan Barker, Chris Killen, Rebecca Perry, Jess Moor and Joey Connolly. Read more
Receive a thorough grounding in both the practical and theoretical aspects of humanitarian issues. Learn from some of the most renowned names in the field of humanitarian research. 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