Understand our rapidly changing world
Congratulations on your offer of a place on a Geography course at Manchester.
Choose Manchester and benefit from world-class teaching on the societal and environmental challenges we face both locally and globally.
Unlock opportunities to shape your future and make a difference with your degree.
Ranked highly for Geography
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 a professional setting.
Your next steps
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
Geography at Manchester opens up a whole world of career opportunities, in areas as diverse as international development, environment, planning, and government policy.
Our graduates earn an average salary of £29,500 after five years (Discover Uni), and we’re ranked fourth in the UK for graduate employability (Guardian University Guide 2021).
Learning and support
Rich learning experience
Our students enjoy a rich learning experience despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
We’ve worked hard to ensure that many of the things that make our geography courses distinctive are still in place, such as our flexible first year.
A day in the life
Third-year Geography student Rosie explains what student life is like in the 'new normal'.
She talks about how she’s adapted to the shift to online learning, and how she’s keeping busy outside her studies.
Choose both human and physical geography units in your first year.
Specialise with a BA or BSc in your second year, once you’ve explored your options.
Transferring to a course with a professional placement or international study could be an option too.
Providing high-quality education
How you will learn
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
Whatever happens next, you can rest assured that we'll adjust to any changes to public health guidelines while still providing a high-quality learning environment.
Details of how teaching may change 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.
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.
We're one of Europe’s best-equipped universities for studying geography.
We’ve been working hard to ensure our state-of-the-art labs can be accessed safely by students who need to use them.
Field courses are usually offered in Manchester, as well as international locations such as Crete, Amsterdam, and Morocco.
They offer a valuable experience to put your learning into practice.
While we hope that field courses will run as usual from September 2021, this will remain subject to the current global public health situation
Life in the labs
Take a look at how we’ve adapted our labs.
Hopefully, our labs will be back to normal by the time you arrive - but hear about how our students have found this year’s experience.
Research with impact
Read about the research specialities of some of your lecturers.
Manchester is home to one of the UK’s most dynamic groups of geographical researchers.
We’re committed to making significant contributions to some of the most important intellectual and practical issues facing society.
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