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The University of Manchester

4.3 out of 5 (136 ratings / 120 reviews) Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Master's Programmes

Social Sciences (95)
Medicine & Health (71)
Business & Management (68)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (61)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (41)
Engineering & Technology (40)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)



We were established in 2008, with the principal aim of enhancing research and insight into one of the world’s most pressing challenges: climate change.

Despite 20 years of rhetoric regarding the urgent need to address modern consumption patterns, we were among the first major research institutes to place consumption and its unsustainability at the heart of research enquiry.


Our pioneering taught courses draw upon our world-leading research and our strong links to global industry. You’ll quickly develop skills, knowledge and experience that will make employers sit up and listen.

With a breadth of research activity that's unrivalled in the UK, we work across disciplines and beyond the University, connecting the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges.


The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.


There are a number of activities you can get involved in.

  • Weekly research seminars at which you will given the opportunity to present your work alongside staff and visiting academics, and present comments on staff papers.
  • Regular conferences and workshops involving major national and international philosophers. You can normally attend these free of charge.
  • An annual 'welcome workshop' with papers and presentations from both staff and PhD students to welcome new research students.
  • A postgraduate 'work in progress' seminar series, run by PhD students for PhD students, providing the opportunity to develop your presentation skills and get constructive feedback on your work-in-progress from a friendly audience.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

We ensure our Philosophy research students have an excellent workspace in the area around the academic staff offices.Desks (with PCs) are officially allocated on a ‘hot-desking’ basis, but in practice students who regularly study in the department are normally able to keep the same desk.The workspace includes a kitchen area, a small comfy seating area, lockers, and the Peter Goldie Library, left to us by the late Peter Goldie. It provides a friendly and collegial environment that promotes informal interaction both between students and between students and staff.

Housing services

Studying abroad is an exciting idea! It is the best way to improve your language skills and immerse yourself in another culture. We understand that moving to a new country can be a scary process, but with many years of experience, we are here to make your journey as easy as possible. We will advise you on the best options available and support you throughout your studies.

Library services

The University Library is one of only five UK libraries designated as 'National Research Libraries' (along with Cambridge University Library, the Bodleian in Oxford, and two libraries in London). 

Student Life

Campus life

All of our buildings are in the same general area of the city and are within easy walking distance of each other, making getting around our campus simple.

There are regular shuttle buses to pick up and drop off students at various points around the campus. These are also highlighted on the campus map.

Sports facilities

Armitage Sports Centre

  • Recently refurbished double indoor sports hall
  • Air-conditioned fitness suite with free-weights area
  • Outdoor multi-use courts
  • Four squash courts
  • Four floodlit 3G five-a-side football pitches
  • Two full-sized floodlit artificial turf pitches
  • Six grass pitches
Sugden Sports Centre
  • Large air-conditioned fitness suite and free-weights area
  • Six squash courts
  • Two double-sized sports halls
  • Outdoor 3G five-a-side pitch; multi-activity room
Manchester Aquatics Centre
  • Two 50-metre swimming pools
  • Diving pool
  • Fun pool
  • Fitness suite
  • Sauna
  • Steam room and spa

Student Reviews

Wouldn’t trade UOM for any other uni
Charlton Windsor rated 5 out of 5 stars

The University of Manchester, in my opinion, is second-to-none. I enjoyed every minute I spent here. Everyone, from management, lecturers, students to the students union and support staff, were amazing. The university has an outstanding reputation, and if you meet the high entry requirements, I would definitely recommend coming here!

One of the very best in the world
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

A good student experience. Lecturers and management are helpful and respond promptly to any student concerns. Career development has been excellent here, there were systems in place to help with strengthening my CV, gaining relevant experience and acquiring real-world applicable skills. UOM is recognised as the most targeted uni by the top 100 UK employers, and have found...

A near-on PERFECT university experience!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

An outstanding educational institution. A Russel Group uni ranked 5th best in the country, and top 20 in the world. Ranked the most targeted university by the top 100 UK employers. Coming here was the best decision I ever made. It is exciting, transformative, and their is a wealth of career progression, skills development and work experience to be gained here. Lecturers...

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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