Learning support for master’s and postgraduate taught courses

At The University of Manchester our teaching and academic staff are always available to help and support master’s and postgraduate students.

We have dedicated offices hours and will be able to help you with the transition into postgraduate study – helping you get to grips with studying and learning more independently.

We'll also help you develop your skills in academic writing or research, or any other skills that are specific to your degree programme. As well as giving you academic advice, we’re there to help you tackle practical issues that you may need support with, such as exam preparation and time management.

We hope you’ll build a lasting relationship with your teaching and academic staff during your time here, and that you’ll approach us with any question you might have about your course, your study or any aspect of your work.

Peer support

Peer support schemes are support structures led by students, for students. These schemes aim to give you a sense of belonging and identity with the University and ultimately, to enhance your student experience.

Many subject areas at the University have dedicated postgraduate drop-in sessions and there are frequent opportunities for master’s students to network with their peers.

My Learning Essentials

You'll have access to the Library’s skills programme, My Learning Essentials, which provides workshops and online support on academic, employability and well-being.

This programme will help you to develop the skills you’ll need to successfully complete your degree programme, including how to research, reference and write in an academic style.