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 2022).
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
Your learning experience
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 are committed to providing a high-quality learning environment.
Below you can see the ways we offer this at the University of Manchester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Events for offer-holders
Virtual post-offer session
Watch a recording of our previous offer-holder event.
Find out more about what to expect from Geography in this session hosted by staff and students from your course.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
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