The MUI brings together graduate students to study a variety of issues.
Across three Faculties - Biology, Medicine and Health, Humanities, and Science and Engineering - The University of Manchester offers graduate students a challenging and supportive intellectual environment in which to conduct their research.
Graduate students can study issues such as climate change, cosmopolitanism, design, encounters, finance, governance, housing, informality, migration, planning, politics, resilience, and transport.
Why study with us?
By bringing together anthropologists, architects, economists, educationalists, engineers, geographers, historians, linguists, medics, sociologists and many more disciplines, we offer graduate students the opportunity to work with people they might not otherwise meet.
Postgraduate funding opportunities
Find out how to apply for funding to help with your studies.
Dual-awards with the University of Melbourne
Up to six fully-funded studentships are now available for applications to a defined list of urban projects.
Visit our research group websites to find out more about the courses and programmes that the Manchester Urban Institute provides:
Cities and (post)-sustainability
Engaging with the sustainability channels posed by urban growth in an academic and policy-relevant way.
Cities, Politics, Economies Research Group
Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, Sociology, Politics and Social Anthropology students work with our researchers on live projects.
Global Urban Futures
Seeking to better understand urban transformation and the complex challenges facing cities in developing countries.
Manchester Architecture Research Group
For students with an interest in any aspect of architectural research, offering critical research looking beyond design and unrivalled postgraduate opportunities.
Spatial Policy and Analysis Laboratory
Postgraduate courses and programmes related to urban and regional planning, spatial analysis and environmental management.
Course and programme finders
Visit The University of Manchester website to find out more about all available postgraduate courses and programmes:
Explore the full range of postgraduate research programmes available at The University of Manchester.