Welcome to Manchester
Congratulations on becoming an offer-holder in Planning, Real Estate or Environmental Management at The University of Manchester.
Prof Mark Baker, Head of Planning and Environmental Management, talks about how we will teach and support you on your course.
Put your learning into practice through local site visits and international field courses.
Benefit from studying in the city of Manchester, home to many exciting large-scale property development and international investment projects.
Building a sustainable future
At Manchester we're committed to making an impact on urban developments and sustainable environments.
Join us in Planning and Real Estate to develop your passion for improving where and how people live with a career influencing the creation and regeneration of neighbourhoods.
Choose Environmental Management to develop your knowledge of the principles and policies that are essential to the sustainable management of global environmental change.
Meet the professionals
Watch the video from our event.
Top employers tell us why they look to recruit University of Manchester Planning, Environmental Management and Real Estate graduates, and our students share their thoughts on their career ambitions.
Building a better future
Andrew, from Uganda, discusses how he’s used skills from his master's to improve the lives of others in his home country.
Real estate career
Patrick explains how his RICS-accredited course launched his career as a commercial surveyor in London.
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.
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 but 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.
Practical studio-based design work is an important part of the teaching process for some of our courses.
We are currently offering a blend of online and in-person teaching so students are on campus working safely in our studios and workshops as and when required for their projects.
Field courses and study visits are usually offered around Manchester and, optionally for some courses, in an international location such as Seattle, Toronto, Berlin, Barcelona or Amsterdam offering a valuable opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world context.
While we hope that visits and field courses will run as usual from September 2021, we are currently ensuring learning outcomes are met through specially designed virtual field courses.
Support on your course
We foster a vibrant learning community among staff and students in our Planning and Environmental Management department.
The small cohort makes it easy to get to know students and staff on the course.
You’ll make friends through our many student societies, activities, and receive support from students through our peer-assisted support scheme.
Planning and Environmental Studies at Manchester
Does COVID-19 offer an opportunity for cities to be reinvented? In this taster lecture, Razieh Zandieh considers this using Manchester as a focal point.
Your student experience
Chat to our students
Studying my master’s online
Jennifer talks about her experience studying MSc Environmental Impact Assessment and Management.
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.