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Research taking place at the university

Research quality

The best universities are defined by their research quality. The University of Manchester has a thriving research culture, attracting more than £280 million in external research funding in 2012/13.

For our undergraduate and postgraduate students, this research quality has immediate benefits.

Impact on students – and on the world

Many of our academic staff are professional researchers as well as tutors and lecturers, carrying out scholarly or scientific investigation into their specialist subjects and making discoveries that contribute to global knowledge.

You’ll mix with, and learn from, staff who are recognised internationally as being at the forefront of their subject, and who can incorporate the very latest thinking and discoveries directly into our courses. Research that is in the news one day may feature in our lectures the next.

We have strong collaborative links with industry and public services, which inform our research and ensure that our courses are tailored to the needs of employers. And to help further our research, we invest significantly in facilities and resources, many of which will be available for students to use too.

Our research also has real-world impact. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems – such as cancer, poverty and climate change – and are making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives.