Why do postgraduate research at The University of Manchester?
Postgraduate research is of utmost importance. Postgraduate researchers contribute to society through innovative discoveries and new understandings, and this makes them more employable as a result.
Employers always look for someone who has gone the extra mile, so a research qualification is a great way to put you well ahead of other applicants.
Research at Manchester
The University of Manchester is renowned as one of the best places to conduct research. Set to a background of some of the oldest and most beautiful university buildings in England in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, the complete package is second to none.
That's just the surroundings. Our global reputation for quality, breadth and volume of research is upheld by the £278m of funding we attracted in 2009/10, and underlined by outstanding results in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.
We have a distinguished history in research, innovation and enterprise stretching back over 175 years. 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied here and there are four among our current staff – more than any other British university.
We have over 50 specialist research centres, conducting pioneering research in areas ranging from cancer treatments and genetic disorders to artificial intelligence and aeronautics.