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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.
Our students go on to a variety of careers, including public service, NGO/charitable sector work and the private sector.
SED is a school of substantial size and diversity with over 80 academic staff and a student population of 1300, of which 500 are postgraduates, and offering 11 undergraduate programmes (BA & BSc), 23 Masters programmes (MA & MSc) and three doctoral programmes. Teaching is underpinned by excellent resources and support staff including three discipline based libraries, four analytical laboratories, studio facilities, workshops and several computer clusters including GIS facilities.
SED aims to develop from its existing strengths in order to become an internationally recognized interdisciplinary centre of excellence for research and teaching for those seeking to understand, theorize and tackle the problems created by the uneven relationships between society, economy and the environment. The School is unique in its capacity to move between academic rigour and applied approaches to society-economy-environment interactions, giving its activities great contemporary relevance for decision makers in government, NGO and multilateral spheres.
All research, academic and professional training programmes, and research, consultancy and advisory projects in SED are assisted by a team of skilled and experienced administrative and technical support staff who are committed to the work of the School, and who seek to provide an efficient administrative service to support the School's diverse portfolio of activities, and who are available to offer help and advice.
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We're ranked 7th in the world and 2nd in the UK for Architecture (QS 2018 World University Rankings by Subject). Explore a range of perspectives in relation to contemporary architecture and design, on a course jointly accredited by The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. Read more
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