Welcome to Manchester
Congratulations on becoming an offer-holder at the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) at The University of Manchester.
Professor Steve Jones, Head of MIE, talks about how we will teach and support you.
We’re one of the top ten Education departments in the UK (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
83% of our research activity has been rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Changing lives, shaping futures
Draw upon psychology, sociology, and policy analysis as you seek to address the issues learners face around the world.
You can contribute to improvements in the quality of education for students, their families and communities.
Learning and support
Funding your studies
Providing a high-quality education
We've worked hard to ensure you have a rich learning experience despite the pandemic.
Looking ahead to 2021 entry and beyond, it's our hope that the impact of the pandemic on our lives will have significantly lessened.
We're determined to build on what we have learnt to offer yet better teaching and learning opportunities for the benefit of our students in the coming months and years.
We’re committed to an on-campus experience as part of our blended, flexible learning model.
We aim to offer teaching activities on campus when we can safely and practically deliver them, alongside high-quality online teaching and learning.
Details of teaching can be found below.
We use different modes of engagement to meet different learning goals.
We believe online and face-to-face teaching are complementary, not in competition, and have observed many benefits to online teaching.
You can access our support sessions to ensure you’re familiar and comfortable with the technology that we’re using.
Our interactive lectures are usually delivered to your whole cohort in person, on campus, and supported by seminars, group work, and online activities, such as self-assessment quizzes to consolidate your learning.
Currently, lectures are delivered online, usually live but occasionally pre-recorded, with supporting activities delivered through our online learning environment.
Seminars are usually smaller group sessions led by a member of staff, which give you the opportunity to discuss topics covered in your lectures in depth.
Currently, seminars are online, and you can contribute to discussions through your computer audio or by using comment or chat functions.
This could include working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
Support on your course
You’ll get support from your academic advisor and our dedicated student support team.
Our academic staff have an open-door policy and are available for online one-to-one meetings as well as online office hours each week, where you can drop in and chat with us.
The student support team for your course is there to advise you and signpost you to the wide range of support services at the University.
Education at Manchester
Climate crisis in the classroom
Manchester hosted an event supporting teachers to develop educational responses to the climate crisis.
Your student experience
Chat to our students
International student support
Travel and visa information
Guidance around international travel is rapidly changing.
Wherever you’re coming from, we’re working hard to support you to travel to Manchester to begin your studies.
Our Welcome website will help you stay up to date with the latest travel and visa information.
Starting university as an international student
Catalina, a postgraduate student from Colombia, shares her experience of preparing to study in the UK.
You probably have concerns about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on your application and what the next academic year will look like.
The University aims to answer your questions as best we can at this time. We have compiled a set of Frequently Asked Questions to help.
If you have any further questions, you can contact our admissions team using the email shown in the box above.