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postgraduate brochure 2009


There is no limit to the number

of top-rated course assessments –

96% make our criteria of

Academic Excellence, and

research here has a pedigree of

its own.’

The Virgin 2008 Alternative Guide to British Universities


The University of Manchester

• carries out research in a wider range of

academic areas than any other UK university

attracted almost £248 million in research

funding in the last year

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• has more than 5,700 academic and research

staff

• has completed the largest and most ambitious

buildings and investment programme ever

seen in British higher education – more than

£400 million to date and a further

£250 million by 2015

• has one of the largest and best resourced

academic libraries in the country

• has a careers service that has been voted the

best in the UK for five consecutive years

• is the most targeted university by the UK’s

top 100 graduate employers

• enjoys the best of both worlds: city life and

campus community

There has never been a better time to be part of

The University of Manchester. Choose to be a

postgraduate student here and you can join us

in achieving our ambitious goals for the future.

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The University

of Manchester

The University of Manchester is one of Britain’s most famous

and forward-thinking universities, with a rich heritage stretching

back 180 years and an exciting agenda for the future.

And you could be part of it…

The birth of the computer, the founding principles of

modern economics, the research that led to the

splitting of the atom – all these and many more

world-altering innovations have their roots here, at

The University of Manchester. Today, we are one of

the top universities for biomedical research, while our

international centres exploring cancer research, world

poverty, environmental sustainability and social

change are producing answers to global problems

that truly change lives.

Our mission is to become one of the top 25

universities in the world by 2015, attracting the best

students, teachers, researchers – and reputation. It’s a

goal that we’re well on the way to achieving, backed

by a major multi-million pound investment

programme in facilities, staff and buildings.

Targeted by thousands of graduate recruiters, and with

a thriving research community, nowhere can offer you

better prospects than The University of Manchester.

Decide to study here and you will be welcomed into

the prestigious ranks of an institution famous for

cutting-edge innovation and enterprise, situated at the

heart of one of the world’s most exciting student cities.

Research, discovery and innovation

As a postgraduate student at The University of

Manchester, you’ll have the opportunity to make a

major contribution towards research excellence in

your field. Whether studying for a taught

postgraduate award, or a research degree, you will

be directly involved with groundbreaking research,

helping to push the boundaries of creativity.

Our worldwide reputation for pioneering research and

proactive relationships with industry and public services

make us both a centre for academic excellence and a

force for positive change. Many major advances of the

20th century began in our laboratories, such as the

work by Rutherford leading to the splitting of the atom

and the development of the world’s first programmable

computer, “The Baby”, in 1948.

Today, research remains at the heart of the University.

We research in a wider range of academic areas than

any other UK university and virtually all of our

research has been assessed as being at international

or national standards of excellence. We are confident

of continued improvement on our impressive

Research Assessment Exercise ratings as we increase

the number of first-rate professorships, build on our

strong links to industry, and continue to invest in

world-class facilities.

Each year, the University attracts around £250 million

of research funding from external sources, bringing

our total research expenditure to almost £400 million

per year and enabling us to develop cutting-edge

research facilities, staff, programmes and discoveries.

We are among the top three universities for grant

funding from the main UK engineering, science and

bioscience research councils.

Throughout your studies, you’ll be encouraged to

adopt innovative approaches to research, breaking

down limitations and discovering new

interdisciplinary ways of working. Thinking in a crossdisciplinary

way is opening up exciting new areas of

study and discovery in our 23 academic Schools and

our new University Research Institutes.

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The university has been climbing

The Times rankings, as well as

reclaiming its place as the

university with the largest number

of applicants.’

The Times Good University Guide 2009

You’ll also benefit from the University’s first-class

facilities for students and researchers, which are

currently expanding still further as we continue the

process of investing £650 million in the largest and

most ambitious capital building programme ever

seen in British higher education.

Transferring knowledge, encouraging

enterprise

Manchester has an impressive track record when it

comes to turning ideas into commercial reality. Your

academic work as a postgraduate student could

contribute towards business and economic

development in the commercial world.

University of Manchester Intellectual Property Ltd

(UMIP) is the technology transfer company that

manages our commercialisation and is responsible for

handling the 200 or so invention disclosures submitted

by academics across the University every year. UMIP

helps to attract world-class academics to our ranks by

providing a dynamic, first-class support system for them

to participate and succeed in commercialisation

projects. More than 100 companies (known as spinouts)

have been created in the last few years based on

our current research, both benefiting the University and

contributing significantly to Manchester’s economy.

Career opportunities

Choose to study at Manchester and you will be in

good company. Twenty-three Nobel Prize winners

have worked or studied here and our alumni have

an impressive track record of becoming leaders in

their fields.

High-profile Manchester graduates include philosopher

Wittgenstein, flight pioneer Arthur Whitten-Brown,

novelist Anthony Burgess and women's rights

campaigner Christabel Pankhurst. Today, our alumni

can be found in top positions in business, politics and

the arts, including Sir Terry Leahy, Chief Executive of

Tesco; George Richards, President of Trinidad and

Tobago, international architect Norman Foster and

actor and writer Meera Syal.

Embarking on postgraduate study is a major step, as

you invest significant time and money in furthering

your career and knowledge. It is therefore

encouraging to know that Manchester's graduates

are sought after all over the world. Last year, over

3,800 employers specifically targeted University of

Manchester students, and we have the largest

programme of on-campus interviews and careers

fairs in the UK. Voted the best in the UK by

employers for five consecutive years, our Careers

Service carries out extensive work to ensure

employers meet and recruit our students, including a

diverse range of services dedicated to postgraduates.

World-class facilities and support

Big, yet closely connected, the University’s dynamic

campus gives you the best of both worlds – city life

and campus community. We offer everything you

need to make the most of your time in Manchester

including one of the UK’s largest and best-resourced

academic libraries, premier IT services and extensive

dedicated student support services.

An impressive range of sports facilities, restaurants,

bars, cafes and a shopping centre are all conveniently

located within the campus area. The University also

boasts its own cultural attractions, including The

Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and

Contact Theatre, with Jodrell Bank Observatory and

Visitor Centre based further afield in Macclesfield.

The largest Students’ Union in Europe provides

excellent support services, some of the most active

student societies in the country and four live venues,

including the famous Academy, which has long been

attracting the best top and upcoming bands.

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Philosophy

at Manchester

Why should you choose to study Philosophy at Manchester?

Wide range of subject areas

We specialise in all of the areas central to

contemporary analytical philosophy. Prior to doctoral

studies, our graduates initially follow one of two

courses: studying one or more specific area of

analytical philosophy (the MRes); or gaining a

rigorous and broad based foundation in analytical

philosophy (the MA).

Taught by internationally-renowned

academics

All our graduate courses are taught by philosophers

who are internationally recognised in their field. Our

University boasts a reputation for excellence in

teaching and research.

Our University library is one of the best research

libraries in the country, with a comprehensive range

of philosophy journals; and it also gives you access

to the internationally renowned John Rylands Library

and the Manchester Central Reference Library.

Situated in the great European city of

Manchester

Manchester is the birthplace of modern capitalism

and the industrial revolution. Its traditional

architecture represents a high point of Victorian

achievement, while the modern city is a major centre

of banking, commerce, manufacturing and the

creative industries. With several universities located

within the boundaries of the metropolis, it caters to

a very large student population. Manchester’s

cosmopolitan atmosphere draws visitors from

across the world, while its cultural and sporting

life is internationally renowned.

Funding available

Manchester has one of the few Philosophy graduate

centres in the UK that can offer internal funding to

research students. Students (home and overseas) are

eligible to apply for University of Manchester

Research Studentships, the discipline-specific Samuel

Hall Studentship, and other awards, a limited

number of which are available each year within the

School of Social Sciences. Further information is

available online:

www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/

postgraduate/research/funding/

The Graduate Centre in Philosophy

Welcome to one of Europe’s top centres for

outstanding research and teaching. The discipline

area of Philosophy is part of the School of Social

Sciences. This is a very exciting time for us; at the

beginning of the 2007/08 academic year, the School

of Social Sciences moved to its new, purpose built

accommodation – a statement of confidence in the

future of social sciences here at Manchester.

We currently number 13 full-time members of

staff, all of whom work in the analytical tradition.

We have a highly developed research culture,

which emphasises analytical rigour and conceptual

clarity. All of our staff are active researchers,

and monographs, articles and edited collections

by members of Philosophy are regularly published

by leading academic publishers and

international journals.

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We have hosted a number of successful conferences

over the last few years, including conferences on

action, truthmakers, aesthetics, Kant, mathematics,

and the emotions. In 2005, we hosted the Joint

Session of the Mind Association and the Aristotelian

Society, and the annual conference of the British

Society for the Philosophy of Science.

In addition, the discipline area of Philosophy is a

regional centre of the Royal Institute of Philosophy,

for whom we host an ongoing series of one-day

conferences – most recently a conference on

self-knowledge.

We have a regular Philosophy Research Seminar,

which takes place most weeks throughout the

academic year. Speakers at the Philosophy Research

Seminar are professional philosophers drawn from

universities in the UK and overseas. In any given

year, the seminars cover a wide variety of topics

in analytical philosophy. Staff also give regular

seminars to an audience of other staff and

postgraduate students.

In addition, there is a weekly PhD seminar in which

a research student presents a research paper for

discussion and receives feedback from other

graduate students and members of staff. A yearly

graduate conference also presents a forum for

graduate students to present their research and

share their ideas with other philosophy graduates

from outside Manchester.

We welcome applicants from the UK and from

abroad. The Graduate Centre in Philosophy offers a

flexible and comprehensive range of postgraduate

taught courses (MA, MRes and Diploma), externally

approved research training and research degrees

(PhD and MPhil). Our aim is to provide a challenging

intellectual atmosphere for postgraduate study, along

with the best possible support for individual

students. The Graduate Centre is a recognised outlet

for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s

(AHRC) postgraduate awards, Overseas Research

Scholarships (ORS) awards, and for University, School

and discipline-level studentships. All our masters

courses have been vetted and highly praised

by external evaluation bodies.

A team of three runs the Graduate Centre: director,

assistant director, and secretary to the Centre. We

welcome informal as well as formal enquiries and we

will advise masters applicants on the choice of

programme which will best meet their needs and

interests. We will also work with prospective research

students in order to identify appropriate supervisors

and sources of funding and to develop research

proposals. In particular, potential applicants for

AHRC, ORS awards and School, discipline-level and

University studentships are invited to seek our expert

advice at an early stage. The University of

Manchester Studentships are exclusive to this

University and are highly competitive, but a number

are available each year, as are School and disciplinespecific

awards.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Graham Stevens

Director of Graduate Studies

Philosophy

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programme details

doctoral research and

research training

In order to gain a doctorate, you are required over a

three to four-year period to carry out a research

project under supervision, and to write up your

findings in a thesis of 80,000 words. This thesis must

contain original research material. To enrol as a

doctoral student in Philosophy, you must have a

masters degree in Philosophy, or a related discipline.

You should also normally have an Honours degree in

an appropriate subject with at least an Upper Second

(if from a UK university), or its equivalent from an

overseas university. PhDs can be taken on a full-time

or part-time basis.

Because of the number of staff in our discipline areas

and the range of research that they undertake, we

can offer supervision in nearly all fields of analytical

philosophy. We have long maintained a collegial and

friendly atmosphere in our working arrangements

and we have a good record for seeing doctoral

students through to completion on time and to a

high standard. If you are seeking information about

research degrees and training, you will find below

lists of staff and their research interests, and

information about our research centres.

Research interests of Philosophy staff

Dr Catharine Abell

Aesthetics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Dr Chris Daly

Metaphysics, Logic, Philosophy of Science

Professor Julian Dodd

Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Art,

Metaphysics, Theory of Truth

Professor Peter Goldie

Philosophy of Mind, Aesthetics, Ethics

Dr David Liggins

Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language,

Philosophy of Mathematics

Professor John O’Neill

Philosophy of Economics, Political Philosophy,

Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of

Environmental Policy

Dr Michael Scott

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology,

Philosophy of Religion

Dr Graham Stevens

Russell, Philosophy of Language,

Philosophy of Logic, Metaphysics

Professor Thomas Uebel

Philosophy of Science and Social Science,

Epistemology, Metaphysics,

History of Analytical Philosophy

Dr Sean Crawford

Philosophy of Language,

Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics

Dr Tom Smith

Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics

Dr Ann Whittle

Metaphysics

Dr Joel Smith

Philosophy of Mind

Research projects in Philosophy

‘Towards an Aesthetic Psychology: Aesthetic

Perception and Cognition’ is a philosophical research

project, funded by a two-year research grant from

the Arts and Humanities Research Council, based in

the Department of Philosophy at The University of

Manchester (previously at King’s College, London).

Philosophy is also host to HUMAINE, a major EU

Network of Excellence Research Project into humanmachine

emotional interactions.

Entry requirements

PhD applicants are expected to have a UK masters

degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant social

science subject, with a minimum overall average

of 60%.

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Taught courses

We offer you two comprehensive masters courses in

Philosophy.

All our masters courses are examined on the basis of

continuous assessment (essays, oral presentations

and participation, and a dissertation). All last for 12

months (full-time), or 24 months (part-time). The

MRes consists of four examined course units, taught

in small tutorial classes over a single semester. The

MA consists of three examined course units, taught

in larger seminars over a single semester. In addition,

MRes and MA students take the larger ‘Research

Skills’ unit over two semesters.

The dissertation is written between May and

September. The MA dissertation is 12,000 to 15,000

words long; the MRes dissertation is 15,000 to

20,000 words long. Taught course units are usually

spread evenly across the two semesters. Training is

also provided in computing, career and

communication skills.

Entry requirements

MRes Philosophy

Upper Second class Honours, or

overseas equivalent, in Philosophy.

MA Philosophy

Upper Second class Honours, or

overseas equivalent, in a social science subject.

Postgraduate Diploma

Lower Second class Honours, or

overseas equivalent.

The diploma

Our diploma course offers a bridge between

undergraduate and MA courses, for those who

lack the qualifications for direct entry to the MA.

The diploma can meet the needs of graduates who

do not qualify for immediate admission to the MA

courses. On the diploma path, you take four course

units over two semesters (plus the Research Skills

unit), but do not write a dissertation. Candidates

who complete this diploma often proceed to the

masters degree at this or other universities.

An outline of our masters courses is given below.

Please note that the exact availability of optional

course units is likely to change from year to year.

The MRes

MRes in Philosophy

• For those seeking to go on to complete a threeyear

doctoral programme, or who wish to obtain

an externally credited masters with rigorous

research training

You should note that training in generic

Philosophy research methods is fundamental to the

MRes. The strong emphasis upon specific theories

in analytical philosophy, and research methods in

the subject, reflects the view that preparation for

a successful research career (whether pursued

through a PhD, or in future employment) requires

a general grounding in academic research

methods, as well as specialisation in a

particular field.

The MA

MA in Philosophy

• For those seeking to transfer to Philosophy

from a different undergraduate background

You should note that the MA is intended to

provide a solid foundation in analytical philosophy

for graduates from other disciplines who are

intending to convert to Philosophy, perhaps as

the first step towards doctoral research, or as

a means of exploring in more detail philosophical

interests raised by their previous studies.

MRes course units

MA/MRes Research Skills

This unit is designed to provide you with the skills

needed to complete your graduate programme and

to form a foundation for possible graduate study.

The unit centres around dissertation research and

design. You must present parts of your dissertation

research and write detailed research proposals. These

proposals may form the basis of a PhD application.

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programme details

MRes research papers

You will take four research papers. These are on

individual staff members’ current research and are

therefore likely to change from year to year. Research

papers offered include:

Evaluating Emotions (Peter Goldie)

Ethics: the Moral Problem (Michael Scott)

Personal Identity (Simon Langford)

Explanation in Psychology (Harry Lesser)

Kripke’s Naming and Necessity (Chris Daly)

The Metaphysics of John Dowell (Julian Dodd)

Theories of Perception (Michael Scott)

MA course units

MA/MRes Research Skills

This unit is designed to provide you with the skills

needed to complete your graduate programme and to

form a foundation for possible graduate study. The

unit centres around dissertation research and design.

You must present parts of your dissertation research

and write detailed research proposals. These

proposals may form the basis of a PhD application.

Philosophical Methods (Graham Stevens)

Metaphysics (David Liggins)

Philosophy of Language (Chris Daly)

Epistemology (Thomas Uebel)

Philosophy of Mind (Michael Scott)

Ethics (Peter Goldie)

Aesthetics (Julian Dodd)

Graduate organisation

The Graduate Centre in Philosophy is part of the

School-wide Graduate School of Social Sciences,

which supplements discipline-level provision with

a range of half-day and day-long workshops in

computing, data-handling, bibliographical skills,

career development and employment-related skills.

In the new building, there is a dedicated area in the

atrium with computer terminals, which is accessible

to taught postgraduate students 24/7. There is also a

study area, which has some computers and wireless

access, but is mainly an area for reading and

studying. Research postgraduate students will have

access to desks and computers adjacent to their

discipline areas higher up the building.

We encourage and assist graduates to publish the

results of their research and doctoral students to

become involved in undergraduate teaching, for

which compulsory training is provided. Our graduate

students regularly organise major conferences, which

attract participants from across the UK and abroad.

Fees, funding and applications

Fees and grants

Current fee levels can be found at

www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/ssc/tuitionfees

Manchester is one of the few departments of

Philosophy in the UK that can offer internal funding

to research students. Students (home and overseas)

are eligible for University of Manchester Research

Studentships and discipline-specific awards, a limited

number of which are available each year within the

School of Social Sciences. You should indicate on the

application form if you wish to be considered for one

of these.

We have Research Council recognition for our PhD

training programmes. This means that UK-based

applicants can apply through us for funding from the

AHRC in order to undertake training and research

leading to a Doctorate. The AHRC awards provide a

generous tax-free scholarship and living allowance,

although non-UK EU students are only eligible for a

fees-only award. Applicants for the masters courses

in Philosophy can also apply to the AHRC for one

year of funding. These courses provide research

training, which can be helpful if the candidate

wishes to later apply for an AHRC, three-year

Doctoral award. To be considered for funding, you

must apply for a place on the PhD programme and

return the School of Social Sciences funding

application form by 1 March. The form is available

via www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/

postgraduate/research/funding/

In addition to AHRC funding, applications for other

national and international awards are also particularly

encouraged. The British Council has some funding

support for overseas students, such as one-year

Chevening Scholarships. Details can be found on the

website: www.britishcouncil.org

The Association of Commonwealth Universities has a

Scholars Fellowship scheme for Commonwealth

citizens – tel: 020 7380 6702, or see the website for

details: www.acu.ac.uk

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The Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of

the Universities of the United Kingdom operates a

scheme for Overseas Research Awards, which covers

the difference between the tuition fees for a home

postgraduate student and the full cost fee

chargeable to an overseas postgraduate student. The

awards are competitive and are given on the criteria

of outstanding merit and research potential. Further

details may be obtained from:

The Student Services Centre

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road

Manchester

M13 9PL

Applicants may seek advice from the Graduate

Centre on the content of their application.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English, you must attain

one of the following:

IELTS - Overall 7, writing score 7

TOEFL - Overall 623, TWE 5 (PBT)

TOEFL - Overall 263, TWE 5 (CBT). This test is no

longer available, but results less than two years old

can be submitted.

TOEFL - Overall 100, with 25 in each of the four

sections (IBT)

Applicants with scores below our requirements may

be eligible to attend one of our pre-sessional English

courses. Duration will be confirmed when an official

result has been received.

Exemption to the requirements is at the discretion of

the School. Applicants who have been taught and

assessed in English on previous degrees may still be

required to show proof of English proficiency via

TOEFL/IELTS.

TOEFL Certificates - please designate The University

of Manchester as a recipient of your result.

The code is 0757. Results must come directly

from ETS (TOEFL).

Test scores are valid for two years.

Disabled applicants

Applications from students with additional support

needs – eg a disability, medical condition, or specific

learning difficulty – are considered on the same

academic grounds as all other applications.

Applications

If applying for the PhD or MPhil, please make sure

that you include a detailed research proposal.

Your completed application package should

therefore include the following:

• Completed application form

• Two academic references

• Certificates or transcripts of all degree

(or equivalent)

• Research proposal (research degrees only)

• English Language Certificate, where relevant

If you are unable to send a complete application

package, please send what you have available with a

covering letter explaining what is missing and giving

an indication when you will be able to send the

outstanding papers.

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facilities and support

As you’d expect from a world-class institution, The University of

Manchester provides a wide range of comprehensive support services

and facilities. Here is a brief outline – use the web links to find out more.

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Academic Advisory Service

This service, open to all students, offers confidential

academic advice and information on matters relating

to your academic work and anything affecting your

academic progress.

tel +44 (0)161 275 3033

email caas@manchester.ac.uk

www.manchester.ac.uk/academicadvisoryservice

Accommodation

With more than 9,200 rooms, The University of

Manchester has more university-managed

accommodation than any other university in the

country, almost all of which is within two miles of

campus. A number of residences are reserved

exclusively for postgraduates; in others, every effort is

made to room graduate students together.

tel +44 (0)161 275 2888

fax +44 (0)161 275 3213

www.manchester.ac.uk/accommodation

In addition to the University’s Halls of Residence,

Manchester has a sizeable stock of private

accommodation for rent.

tel +44 (0)161 275 7680

fax +44 (0)161 275 7684

email manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk

www.manchesterstudenthomes.com

Careers Service

A team of careers professionals who specialise in

working with postgraduates offer personal support,

training and development opportunities and extensive

careers information to postgraduates. Our Careers

Service has been voted the best in the UK by employers

for five consecutive years; recognition for the work we

do to ensure leading employers get the chance to meet

and recruit our students.

www.manchester.ac.uk/careers

Childcare

There are two nurseries for children between six

months and five years of age.

tel +44 (0)161 272 7121 (Dryden Street Nursery)

tel +44 (0)161 200 4979 (Echoes Nursery)

www.manchester.ac.uk/studentexperience/

childcare

Counselling

The Counselling Service can help you with any

personal problems that might affect your work or

wellbeing. All help is free and entirely confidential.

tel +44 (0)161 275 2864

email counsel.service@manchester.ac.uk

www.manchester.ac.uk/counselling

Cultural facilities

Some of the city’s finest cultural venues are right here

on the University campus.

Manchester Museum

www.manchester.ac.uk/museum

Whitworth Art Gallery

www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth

Contact Theatre

www.contact-theatre.org


Manchester… is heavily

targeted by the UK’s top

graduate employers.

The city is also a big

draw – down to earth and

friendly, but ever-increasingly

hip and happening.’

The Guardian University Guide 2009

Jodrell Bank Observatory and Visitor Centre

www.manchester.ac.uk/jodrellbank

Disability support/applicants with

additional support needs

We welcome applications from people with

additional support needs and all such applications

are considered on exactly the same academic

grounds as other applications. If you have additional

needs arising from a medical condition, a physical or

sensory disability, or a specific learning disability, you

are strongly encouraged to contact the University’s

Disability Support Office to discuss your needs, any

arrangements that may be necessary and the extent

to which appropriate support is available.

tel +44 (0)161 275 7512/8518

fax +44 (0)161 275 7018

minicom +44 (0)161 275 2794

email dso@manchester.ac.uk

www.manchester.ac.uk/dso

International postgraduates

Around 3,000 students from outside the UK are

welcomed into postgraduate study at the University

every year, representing nearly 180 nationalities. A

range of facilities and services are available to make

your application and move to Manchester go

smoothly, including an arrival guide, a free airport

collection service and an orientation programme.

www.manchester.ac.uk/international

IT services

IT Services provides staff and students with extensive

computing facilities, as well as a variety of services

around the campus for postgraduate research staff.

www.manchester.ac.uk/itservices

Library and information services

The John Rylands University Library (JRUL) is one of the

best-resourced academic libraries in the UK and is widely

recognised as one of the world’s great research libraries.

www.manchester.ac.uk/library

Religious support

There are two chaplaincy centres for the major

Christian churches. St Peter’s House provides

chaplains for the Anglican, Baptist, Methodist and

United Reformed Churches, while the Roman

Catholic Chaplaincy is at Avila House. Hillel House

provides facilities for Jewish worship. Prayer facilities

are on campus for Muslim students and there are

student societies for many religions.

Sport

We have an active Athletic Union, a diverse Campus

Sport programme and a huge variety of health and

fitness classes, as well as numerous volunteering and

scholarship opportunities.

www.manchester.ac.uk/sport

Student Services Centre (SSC)

The SSC is the place to go in order to complete all

your administrative transactions with the University.

A team of specialist advisers provides advice and

information to all students.

tel +44 (0)161 275 5000

email ssc@manchester.ac.uk

www.manchester.ac.uk/ssc

Students’ Union

The University of Manchester Students’ Union (UMSU)

is the largest Students’ Union in Europe, offering

everything from live bands to welfare advice, cheap

stationery to student representation. UMSU has some

of the largest and most active student societies in the

country and complements the University’s overall

provision of support and welfare services.

www.umsu.manchester.ac.uk

facilities and support www.manchester.ac.uk

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campus map

14

1 Sackville Street Building

2 Lambert Hall

3 Fairfield Hall

5 Chandos Hall

6 Echoes Day Nursery

7 Paper Science Building

8 Renold Building

9 Barnes Wallis Building / Students' Union /

Wright Robinson Hall

10 Vision Centre / Moffat Building

11 The Manchester Conference Centre

and Weston Hall

12 Pariser Building

13 Staff House Sackville Street

14 The Mill

15 Morton Laboratory

16 Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre -

John Garside Building

17 George Begg Building

18 Faraday Tower

19 Faraday Building

20 Ferranti Building

21 Maths and Social Sciences Building

22 Sugden Sports Centre

23 Oddfellows Hall

24 Grosvenor Halls of Residences

25 Materials Science Centre

26 Manchester Business School East

27 Bowden Court

28 Ronson Hall

29 Manchester Business School West

30 Precinct Shopping Centre

Harold Hankins Building

Devonshire House

31 Crawford House

32 St Peters House / Chaplaincy

33 Crawford House Lecture Theatres

34 Prospect House

35 Humanities Bridgeford Street

36 Arthur Lewis Building

37 University Place Blocks 1 and 2

37a University Place Hall Block 4

37b University Place Block 3

38 Waterloo Place

39 Kilburn Building

40 Information Technology Building

41 Dental School and Hospital

42 Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

43 Coupland Building 1

44 The Manchester Museum

45 Rutherford Building

46 Alan Turing Building

47 Coupland Building 3

48 John Owens Building

49 Beyer Building

50 Whitworth Hall

51 Whitworth Building

52 Williamson Building

53 Roscoe Building

54 Schuster Building

55 The John Rylands Library

56 Schunck Building, Burlington Rooms

57 Student Services Centre

58 Christie Building

59 Simon Building

60 Zochonis Building

61 Chemistry Building

62 Dryden Street Nursery

63 Staff House Burlington Street

65 Mansfield Cooper Building

66 Stephen Joseph Studio

67 Samuel Alexander Building

68 Students' Union Oxford Road (also at number 9)

69 William Kay House

70 Dover Street Building

71 Michael Smith Building

72 Vaughan House

73 Avila House RC Chaplaincy

74 Holy Name Church

75 AV Hill Building

76 AQA

77 Ellen Wilkinson Building

78 The Academy

79 Stopford Building

80 Horniman House

81 The Manchester Incubator Building

82 Whitworth Park Halls of Residence

83 Grove House

84 The Whitworth Art Gallery

85 Opal Hall

86 Core Technology Facility

87 Denmark Building

88 Newman Building

89 Lamb Building

91 McDougall Centre


Devas

Portsmouth Street

Burlington Street

91

Pencroft Way

Manchester

Science Park

(See inset map)

Car Park

E

Cecil Street

85

Lloyd Street

Higher Cambridge Street

Acomb Street

Cecil Street

Multi-

Storey

Car Park

D

41

Coupland Street

47

55

65

76

66

42

49

Rear

Quadrangle

48 51

Old

Quadrangle

56 57

50

58

Dilworth Street

82

Booth Street West

29

35 36

43

Bridgeford Street

Burlington Street

77

63

67

Contact

Theatre

Rosamond Street West

Royal Northern

College of Music

45

Lime Grove

Street

Car Park

F

68

78

83

Oxford Road Station

44

Oxford Road

A34

Oxford Road

30 31

38

Visitors

Centre

To City Centre

Wilton Street

37

York Street

Aquatics

Centre

Booth Street East

Brunswick Street

Sydney Street

BBC

Mancunian Way

Grosvenor Street

Car Park G

Charles Street

Multi-

Storey

Car Park

B

Dover Street Dover Street

Acker Street

Rumford Street

Brunswick Street

Car

Park

Grafton Street Grafton Street

Nowgen

Centre

22

24

26 27 28

39

32

33

40

34

59 60

69 70

80

73

74

72

52

79

37b

89

37a

23

25

88

46

53 54

61

G

Brook Street

A34 Upper Brook Street

71

75

81 86

Upper Brook Street

Princess Street

16

Upper Brook Street

Granby Row

Railway Viaduct

11

17 18

To Ardwick &

The Carling Apollo

62

Multi-Storey

Car Park A

Sackville Street

Sackville Street

The Gatehouse

Sackville Street

7

12

19

Mancunian Way A57(M)

8

Altrincham Street

Campus Buildings

University Residences

Principal Car Parks

Accessible Route

Bus Stops

Railway Stations

Sat Nav

Sackville St postcode M1 3BB

Oxford Rd postcode M13 9PL

Manchester

Science Park

Synergy

House

Denmark Road

1

13

20 21

Rutherford

House

9

Skelton

House

2 3

5 6

14 15

Greenheys

Pencroft Way

91

10

Burlington Street

Enterprise

House

Lloyd Street

Kilburn

House

Williams

House

Piccadilly

Station

campus map www.manchester.ac.uk

Burnleigh Street

Denmark Road

Dulcie Grove

87

Oxford Road

Manchester

Royal Eye

Hospital

Nelson Street

Central Manchester

& Manchester Children's

University Hospital NHS Trust

Denmark Road

Manchester Royal

Infirmary

84

To Fallowfield

and Victoria Park

Halls of Residences

Hathersage Road

Post

Office

St. Mary's

Hospital

To Fallowfield

and Victoria Park

Halls of Residences

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CA

PRINCESS PRINCESS ROAD RO

BARNHILL LL STREET STREET

CLOSE

CLOSE

ARNOTT

ARNOTT

LANE

M

NSON STREET

CHAPEL STREET

EAST ORDSALL

HAMPSON ST

DAWSON ST ST

ELLESMERE ST

CHESTER ROAD

CITY

STREET

APEL STREET

ST STEPHEN STREET

WATER WATER STREET STREET

STRETFORD ROAD

SHREWSBURY WSBURY STREET

LANE

POTATO WHARF

QUENBY

ROAD

ST

CHORLTON RLTON ROAD ROAD

ROAD

CHORLTON

ROAD

CHORLTON

SEDGEBOROUGH ROAD

BLACKFRIARS

W KING ST

GORE STREET

IRWELL STREET

BAILEY

N

Salford

Central

QUAY ST

NEW

Granda

TV Studios

LIVERPOOL

S

TLE

CHEVASSUT

CHEVASSUT

MALLOW ST

ST

LOWER BYROM ST

MAHER GARDENS

SELWORTHY ROAD

WAY

TRINITY

STREET

ROAD

STREET

ROAD

GARTSIDE GARTSIDE GARTSIDE STREET

QUEEN ST

KING ST

BRIDGE STREET

QUAY STREET

DEANSGATE

JACKSON CRESCENT

ROYCE ROAD

ROLLS CRESCENT

STREET

BOLD

The Deva

Centre

Museum of

Science and Industry

ST ST

GREAT GREAT

JACKSON

STREET

BOLD

CHICHESTER

WEST

LANE MOSS

ALEXANDRA A ROAD

LA LA

GFIELD

GRAVEL LANE

ROYCE ROAD

ROAD

CHICHESTER ROAD ROAD

CHAPEL

PARSONAGE

John Rylands

Library

DEANSGATE

DEANSGATE

DEANSGATE

KING ST

J DALTON ST

LLOYD ST

BOOTLE ST

ST MARY’S

ST ANN ST

PETER STREET

WATSON WATSON STREET

STREET

LITTLE PETER ST

STREET

ROAD

CITY

HULME

STREET

BLACKFRIARS ST

ST

SOUTHGATE

WINDMILL ST

ALBION

LEAF ST

BIRLEY ST

OLD

GREENHEYS

ST

MEDLOCK STREET

RD EAST

BRIDGE

NEW

EAT DUCIE STREET

TRINITY TRINITY

WAY

FENNEL ST

CATEATON ST

CROSS STREET

STRETFORD ROAD

QUINNEY CRESCENT

MOUNT STREET

VICT

RIA STREET

O

STATION STATION APP APP APP

CHAPEL W

KING ST

GREAT BRIDGEWATER STREET

STREETCHEPSTOW ST

Deansgate

CORPORATION CORPORATION CORPORATION STREET STREET STREET

MARKET STREET

BOOTH ST ST ST

WHITWORTH STREET WEST

CAMBRIDGE STREET STREET

HANOVER STREET

NICHOLAS NICHOLAS ST ST

MOSLEY MOSLEY STREET

CHESTER STREET

CHESTER STREET

HULME ST HULME ST

MANCUNIAN WAY

BONSALL STREET

LANE WEST

DENHILL

CRESCENT

QUINNEY

Manchester

Central

From Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station

LOWER LOWER STREET STREET

MOSLEY MOSLEY

ROAD

MEN

Arena

Victoria

Cathedral

PRINCESS

CROSS STREET

Town

Police

Hall

Station Central

Library

ROAD

CHEPSTOW ST

LOXFORD STREET

WITHY

BROWN STREET

ST ST

DICKINSON

DICKINSON

OXFORD STREET

WHITWORTH STREET WEST

BOUNDARY

ARNOTT CRES

RABY STREET

(a short walk from Piccadilly Rail Station),

take buses 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 142, 143,

149, 249, 157, W2, or 11. Ask for The University of

Manchester Precinct Centre.

Urbis

GARDENS

SPRING

DANTZIC DANTZIC DANTZIC ST

YORK YORK STREET STREET STREET

CHARLOTTE CHARLOTTE ST ST

PRINCESS

STREET

OXFORD ROAD

ROAD

HIGHER CHATHAM CHATHAM ST

ST

BOUNDARY LANE

CORPORATION

MILLER STREET

HANOVER STREET

GROVE

Arndale

Shopping

Centre

FOUNTAIN

FOUNTAIN STREET STREET

NICHOLAS ST

MOSLEY STREET

British

Council

Palace

Theatre

Oxford Road

CORPORATIO

SHUDE HILL

CHURCH ST

SACKVILLE STREET STREET

ANGEL ANGEL ANGEL STREET STREET STREET

CHORLTON STREET STREET

SWAN SWAN STREET STREET

DALE DALE STREET STREET

MINSHULL STREET

MINSHULL MINSHULL STREET STREET

PORTLAND STREET

STREET

HIGHER CAMBRIDGE

CHURCH ST

PICCADILLY

Piccadilly

Bus Station

SACKVILLE STREET

BROOK

ROSAMOND ST W

MONTON ST

GRANBY ROW

CHARLES STREET

ST

STYLE

TIB STREET

BRIDGEFORD ST

MAINE RD

STREE

GOULD LD STREET STREET

GOULDEN GOULDEN STREET STREET

GOULDEN STREET

ADDINGTON ADDINGTON ST ST

OLDHAM STREET STREET

SACKVILLE STREET

CECIL STREET

SPEAR STREET STREET

THOMPSON THOMPSON THOMPSON STREET

STREET

LEVER LEVER STREET STREET

NEWTON NEWTON STREET STREET

DALE STREET

BOOTH ST WEST BOOTH ST EAST

DENMARK ROAD

Chorlton

Street

Coach

Station

WHITWORTH STREET

BBC

Studios

PORT STREET

TARIFF ST

DUCIE STREET

OLDHAM ROAD

GEORGE LEIGH STREET

POLAND POLAND STREET

STREET

REDHILL STREET

LAYSTALL ST

DUCIE STREET

LIVESEY Y STREET STREET STREET

CHAPLETOWN STREET

WADEFORD WADEFORD WADEFORD C

STORE STREET OLD MILL STR

BARING BARING ST ST ST

ALTRINCHAM STREET

TRAVIS ST

GROSVENOR ST GROSVENOR ST

COUPLAND ST

BURLINGTON STREET

WAY

PENCROFT

Parking

LLOYD STREET NORTH

REET

STRE

ROAD

ROCHDALE

SWAN STREET

OLDHAM STREET

DALE STREET

AYTOUN

STREET

ROAD

OXFORD

ADDINGTON ST

PICCADILLY

PICCADILLY

LD STREET

SPEAR STREET

LEVER STREET

ACOMB STREET

DALE STREET

RD

LONDON

MOSS LANE EAST

GREAT ANCOATS STREET

NEWTON STREET

ROAD

KINCARDINE

BRUNSWICK STREET

DILWORTH

SHEFFIELD ST

FAIRFIELD STREET

TRAVIS ST

UPPER BROOK BROOK STREET STREET UPPER BROOK BROOK STREET STREET

DOVER STREET

STREET

DENMARK ROAD

SUDELL

GEORGE LEIGH STREET

DOWNING

JERSEY

STREET

STREET

STREET

BLOSSOM

Piccadilly

ALTRINCHAM STREET

TRAVIS ST

M1 3BB

M13 9PL

Visitors

Centre

ROAD

WADESON

GRAFTON STREET

NELSON ST

BRUNSWICK BRUNSWICK STREET

STREET

ST ST ANDREWS ANDREWS ST ST

GUNSON ST

OLD MILL STREET

ANCOATS

GREAT

ADAIR ST

TEMPERANCE STREET

ST

HOYLE

ARDWICK GREEN NORTH

SOUTH SOUTH

GREEN ARDWICK KINCARDINE ROAD

W

CARDROOM

CARDROOM

ST ANDREWS ST

ST

COTTER COTTER

ADAIR ST

STOCKPORT

PLYMOUTH GROVE

HATHERSAGE ROAD

BUTL

BUT

CHIPPEN

CHIPPE

OXFORD PLACE

WOODWARD STREET

WEYBRIDGE RD

WEYB

ROAD

POLLARD STREET

S

HELM

MANCUN

MANCU

HIG

H

HYDE ROAD

Apollo Theatre

ROAD

LAUDERDALE

LAUDERDALE CRESCE CRESCENT

SWINTON GROVE

Please note that parking near the School is available

in several car parks on campus and in a new

multi-storey car park.

CARMOOR ROAD

From Victoria Rail Station

Either take the Metrolink tram, or walk to

Piccadilly Gardens Bus Station (not the Rail Station)

and follow the directions above.

16


how to apply

Our preferred method of

application for all postgraduate

programmes is via our online

application form:

www.manchester.ac.uk/

pgapplication

If you are unable to apply online and require a

printed application form, contact the Postgraduate

Admissions Office:

tel +44 (0)161 275 4740

email pg-admissions@manchester.ac.uk

(remember to include your postal address)

contact details

address

Postgraduate Admissions Office

School of Social Sciences

Arthur Lewis Building

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road

Manchester

M13 9PL

tel +44 (0)161 275 1296 (Taught course enquiries)

tel +44 (0)161 275 4743 (Research course enquiries)

fax +44 (0)161 275 2450

email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk

website www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/

postgraduate/

Disclaimer

This brochure is prepared well in advance of the academic

year to which it relates. Consequently, details of programmes

may vary with staff changes. The University therefore reserves

the right to make such alterations to programmes as are

found to be necessary. If the University makes an offer of a

place, it is essential that you are aware of the current terms on

which the offer is based. If you are in any doubt, please feel

free to ask for confirmation of the precise position for the year

in question, before you accept the offer.

city map how to apply contact details www.manchester.ac.uk

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Postgraduate Admissions Office

School of Social Sciences

Arthur Lewis Building

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road

Manchester

M13 9PL

tel +44 (0)161 275 1296 (Taught course enquiries)

tel +44 (0)161 275 4743 (Research course enquiries)

fax +44 (0)161 275 2450

email pg-soss@manchester.ac.uk

www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/

Royal Charter Number RC000797

J2212 10.08

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