The size of the University, coupled with the interdisciplinary nature of its research, has enabled Manchester to position itself as a centre of excellence in the provision of Informatics research and teaching.
When defined in its broadest sense; the study of information and information systems, Informatics research can be seen to be taking place across a wide variety of subject areas and, in many places, in partnership with commercial, industrial and public sector organisations. The recent creation of Manchester Informatics, a multidisciplinary research centre that draws together expertise from across the University, is evidence of the strategic importance attached to this exciting and rapidly expanding field.
Areas of notable strength include:
Alliance Manchester Business School
Alliance MBS has considerable experience in informatics research from a business and management perspective, and from the perspective of the impact of information technology on individuals, organisations and society.
Informatics-related research opportunities within Alliance MBS are available under the following research centres:
Opportunities for Informatics-related-research are also available in other areas of Alliance Manchester Business School:
School of Computer Science
Computer Science research is increasingly taking place at the intersection with other disciplines, driven by the challenges presented by new areas of application in medicine, business, humanities and the physical sciences. Consequently research opportunities exist across a whole host of interdisciplinary topics, from bio-health informatics to text mining.
Centre for Development Informatics
The University's Centre for Development Informatics is the world's largest academic group studying the role of informatics in socio-economic development (ICT4D). It welcomes postgraduate research (both PhD and DBA) applications; especially in its focal areas of:
- Business, Informatics and Development
- e-Governance for Development
- IT Sector Development
- ICTs and Sustainability
- ICT Policy
- Mobiles and Development
- Theorising Development Informatics
- Bioinformatics PhD/MPhil (3 years)
- Computer Science MPhil (1 year)
- Computer Science PhD (3 or 6 years)
- Health Informatics PhD/MPhil (3 years)