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The School of Environment and Development (SED) was created in 2004 as part of the new University of Manchester, combining the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) with the disciplines of Architecture, Geography, and Planning & Landscape.
SED is a major centre for postgraduate education. The School has a complement of 500 taught masters students and over 100 research students. Our postgraduates come from all over the world and are funded from a variety of sources, including School Studentships, teaching assistantships, Commonwealth Scholarships, Chevening Scholarships, ESRC Studentships and Overseas Student Scholarships.
The School offers over twenty taught masters programmes and MPhil/PhD degrees in areas spanning human geography, physical geography, urban and regional planning, development policy and management, and development studies, and in particular in topics such as Urban and Regional Development, Globalisation, Environmental Impact Management, International Development, and Human Resource Management/Development.
Whatever the subject area all our Masters Programmes are aimed at developing a ‘learning to learn’ capacity and independent, critical thinking skills combined with academic rigour and access to leading-edge thinking and research.
A variety of learner-centred teaching methods and study facilities are combined to give students a rich and varied learning experience and the opportunity to excel in their chosen areas of study. The School has long experience of promoting learning with students from diverse cultures and backgrounds and recognises this as a valuable resource.
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Join an award-winning course that brings together distance and on-campus learners. Use in-class ICT, social media, mobile devices, video, and satellite broadcasting. Read more
We're ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for Education (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019). Work with highly diverse and international cohorts of students, representing perspectives from throughout the globe. Read more
Education is constantly under pressure to conform outside requirements. Standardisation and teach to test is all part of the Global Education Reform Movement that is sweeping the globe, steering policy and pressuring educational leaders. Read more
We're ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for Education (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019). Work with an international cohort of students and tutors, representing perspectives from throughout the globe. Read more
We're ranked 9th in the world and 3rd in the UK for Architecture (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019). Explore a range of perspectives in relation to contemporary architecture and urbanism, on a course jointly accredited by The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Read more
We're ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for Education (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019). Explore core areas of psychology specifically in relation to education, developing critical skills in the evaluation and analysis of current research, theory and practice. Read more
Gain a thorough training in both contemporary macro- and micro-development theory. Understand the main economic models and key indicators from which development policies are derived. Read more
Join one of the top five Geography departments in the world (THE World University Rankings by Subject 2019). Critically consider the whole spectrum of approaches to regulating human use of the non-human world, learning from real-world practitioners and liaising with external organisations on live policy problems. Read more
.We're ranked fifth in the UK for Geography (THE World University Rankings 2019) and eighth in the world (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019). Read more
Join one of the top five Geography departments in the world (THE World University Rankings by Subject 2019). Develop advanced theoretical geographical information science (GIS) knowledge and understanding, alongside expertise in widely used geographic information systems and remote sensing software packages. Read more