Learning and support
Your learning experience
We've worked hard to ensure our students have a rich learning experience despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Many of the things that make our History courses distinctive are still in place, challenging you to explore new ways of thinking.
Truly interdisciplinary learning
Tailor your degree to suit your interests.
We offer a wide variety of approaches to history, from political and economic history, to gender, social, cultural and colonial history.
Exclusive access to collections
EXPLORE: Manchester students have unparalleled access to exclusive collections at the John Rylands Library.
Careers and employability
We give you all the tools and knowledge you need to get started in a wide variety of careers.
Hear from our alumni and find out why Manchester is the most targeted university in the UK by top graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2020).
Adapting our teaching
Here are some of the ways we have adapted our teaching and support without compromising on quality.
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 or occasionally pre-recorded, with supporting activities delivered online through our online learning environment.
Seminars are smaller group sessions led by a member of staff, giving 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 includes working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Group work is important to deepen your knowledge and develop important transferable skills. Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
A welcoming environment
History at Manchester has an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
You’ll make friends through course and society activities, and get support in your studies from older students through our peer-assisted student support scheme.
Covid-19 and your course
Providing high quality education
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 quality learning environment.
Make the right choice
Our offer holder sessions will answer any your questions you have.
We will be holding events for offer holders in 2021. More details and registration information will be available soon.
Chat to our students
A student’s perspective
Find out more about life at Manchester directly from our students.
Chat with student ambassadors from your subject area. Ask any questions you have and get the answers only our students can give you.
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
If your joint course crosses into another subject area, find out more about what it offers:
Beyond your subject
Visit our offer-holder guide to university life
Your university experience is about more than your degree.
Find out where you could live, how we'll support you, what financial packages are available and how we'll help you develop the distinctive attributes of a Manchester graduate.
Accept your offer
This is your future
Log on to UCAS Track to accept or keep track of your offer.
This is how we'll keep in contact with you about what stage your offer is at. It's also where you can accept your offer and make Manchester your first choice for your future.