Our range of subject areas is diverse, covering education, the environment, development, law, sociology, arts, languages, cultures and business studies.
Study topics including the colonial era, Hollywood film, hip-hop culture, the changing nature of work and leisure, and the idea of revolution in American culture.
Arabic & Middle Eastern Study
The Middle East is of economic, political and strategic importance in the modern world. Gain knowledge of the area, its peoples, cultures and history.
Archaeology at The University of Manchester offers a fascinating journey of discovery into the material and social dimensions of past human societies.
Architecture studies at Manchester take place at the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) – one of the top architecture schools in the UK.
Art History and Visual Studies
Study modern and contemporary art, architectural history, museum studies, and the intersections of art and science.
Our Business School teaches accounting and finance; innovation management and policy; management sciences and marketing; and people, management and organisations.
Chinese Studies focus on contemporary culture and society, history, language, media and visual arts.
Classics and Ancient History
Greek and Roman history, literature and language. In addition to central and canonical subjects, we have expertise in epigraphy, ancient medicine and linguistics.
Criminology is the study of crime – its measurement and definition, causes and effects, and social implications.
Global Development Institute
Our development courses promote social justice, economic development and greater equality within countries, particularly for marginalised groups.
Theatre studies, performance, applied theatre and screen studies delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, and group practical projects.
Economics is the study of the way in which incentives effect behaviour. Economists analyse how choices are made and their influence on society as a whole.
Addressing social justice and enabling educational change through scholarly activities and collaborative partnerships with professionals.
English and Creative Writing
Our courses range from Anglo-Saxon literature to 21st Century writing and film, everything from medieval romance to the postcolonial and postmodern.
Our teaching and research stretches across history, and covers areas such as French contemporary culture, literature, linguistics, film, drama, photography, music, art, and dance.
Research and teaching by Manchester geographers set national and international research agendas in human and physical geography.
Research and teaching around German linguistics, literature, film studies, gender studies, Holocaust studies, Turkish-German culture, GDR culture, translation, and cultural history.
Healthcare Ethics and Law
Study in the areas of healthcare ethics, bioethics and medical law, which allow you to explore the answers to some of today’s most debated questions.
Modern British and European cultural history, economic and social history from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, and the study of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
Italian cultural and literary studies, history, visual studies, linguistics, translation, and the history of the book.
Programmes in Japanese Studies focus on contemporary culture and society, history, language, media, religion and translation.
Single and joint honours programmes including Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
Our law courses offer opportunities to learn about today’s legal issues in one of the most diverse cities in the UK, and equip you with the skills to pursue a law-related profession.
Linguistics English Language
Study topics such as dialects, Old English, children's language, the speech of men and women, sound systems, grammars of different types of language and different languages.
Our Music research and teaching covers composition (instrumental and vocal), electroacoustic composition and computer music, ethnomusicology, musicology and performance.
Our research and teaching areas include analytic philosophy, with emphasis on metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, epistemology, the history of philosophy and the philosophy of mind.
Planning & Environment
Planning and Environmental Management covers spatial analysis, politics and planning, governance, sustainable urbanism and urban research.
Politics at Manchester is one of the strongest groupings in the UK with a distinguished history as a centre of research, training and education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Religions and Theology
Study of the beliefs, texts, practices, histories, and cultures from the great religious traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
Russian & Eastern European
Our course units span history, society, culture, media, film and politics in Russia, the former Soviet Union, Poland and Southeast Europe, as well as Russian and Polish languages.
The study of social and cultural diversity, including conflict and its aftermath; economic change; poverty; inequality; globalisation; sex, gender, identities; the material world.
Developing statistical methods for longitudinal and multilevel data, longitudinal survey data, social networks, statistical disclosure and confidentiality, small area estimation.
The study of social life and social change. It adopts the perspective that behaviour can only be understood by studying people's social context and their webs of connection.
Spanish Studies (SPLAS)
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies is a global unit, covering regions in Latin America, Africa and the Iberian Peninsula on cultural, social, linguistic and literary topics.
Translation and Intercultural
Translation and Intercultural Studies offers a comprehensive portfolio of MA courses in translation studies, conference interpreting and intercultural communication.