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.
Many of the features that make our courses distinctive are still in place, including engaging formal lectures supported by smaller tutorials and seminars.
Lectures are usually delivered to your whole cohort in person, on campus, and supported by seminars, group work and online activities to consolidate your learning.
Currently, all lectures are delivered online, usually live or occasionally pre-recorded, with supporting activities delivered online through our online learning environment.
Seminars are 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.
Group work is important to consolidate and deepen your knowledge as well as develop important transferable skills.
Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
Music at Manchester
Join orchestras, ensembles and more
Alongside the many ensembles that form part of our student-run Music Society and our Choral Programme, our students take part in a range of further performance activities.
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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.