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The University of Manchester

Manchester is the only university in the UK to have social responsibility as a core goal. For you, this means we take our commitment to social responsibility seriously. We encourage you to become the best you can be and to make a difference in the real world by participating in Stellify

Distance Learning Courses

Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Humanities (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

Career

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.

Services

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). It has an outstanding Philosophy collection, with very extensive journal subscriptions and a large stock of e-books, and we can normally order in any books you need that we don’t already have - you just need to ask your supervisor.

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

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

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