Experts in learning
Congratulations on your offer of a place on an education course at Manchester.
We’re experienced and skilled when it comes to all forms of learning.
Whether we’re teaching you on campus or online, we’ll ensure you are stimulated and engaged, as well as fully educated.
Ranked highly for Education
We’re in the UK top ten (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
Gain valuable experience
Put your learning into practice on a placement in an educational setting.
Your next steps
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
Take the first step to becoming an educational psychologist with our BPS-accredited course.
Alternatively, open up a range of other careers including primary and special needs education, counselling, and roles with non-governmental organisations.
Learning and support
Support on your course
Our courses have an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
The small cohort makes it easy to get to know students and staff on the course.
You’ll get support from your academic advisor, more experienced students, and our dedicated student support team.
Our academic staff have an 'open door' policy and are available for online one-to-one meetings.
We also have online 'office hours' each week, where you can drop in and chat with us.
We facilitate peer support activities, where second and final-year students support first years with their learning, alongside other initiatives that allow you to learn with and from one another.
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.
We run support sessions to ensure you’re familiar and comfortable with the technology that we’re using.
Providing high-quality education
My typical week
Beth talks about studying and socialising with her new flatmates.
Beth, a first-year student on BSc Education, fills us in on online lectures, movie nights, and trying to fit in 50 things in 50 days.
How you will learn
We use different modes of engagement to meet different learning goals.
We believe digital and face-to-face teaching are complementary, not in competition, and have observed many benefits to digital teaching.
Digital learning brings several benefits, including chat functions that allow relevant links and supplementary information to be shared in real-time, and breakout ‘rooms’ that facilitate immediate small-group discussion and inclusivity - because access to learning is less likely to be constrained by disability, social anxiety or other potential barriers.
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.
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.
Research with real-world impact
Learn from researchers with a passion for improving education.
You will be taught by staff who are doing research in areas including the impact of poverty on educational success and the links between mental health on attainment.