Why study cities at Manchester?
As one might expect from a university of the quality and the size of Manchester, it is home to over one hundred staff producing internationally excellent work on cities. From across the humanities and the social sciences, the University offers graduate students a challenging and support intellectual environment in which to conduct their research.
In addition to the support and the supervision students receive within their home disciplines, cities@manchester brings together graduate students. It acknowledges that many of the issues students wish to look at - issues such as climate change, cosmopolitanism, resilience or violence - there is a need to look beyond the contributions of individual disciplines. By bringing together anthropologists, economists, educationalists, linguists, historians, geographers, sociologists and others from different academic traditions, cities@manchester offers graduate students the opportunity to learn from the work of those whom they might not otherwise meet.
The city of Manchester is all that you would expect from the birthplace of the industrial revolution. It architecture allows you a glimpse of its former glories. A walk around the city and surrounding neighborhoods serves as a reminder of the globalizing force that Manchester once was. More recently Manchester has sought to reposition itself in the contemporary post-industrial era. In addition to a remaking of its built environment, Manchester is host to newer cultural institutions such as the Bridgewater Hall, as well as more established ones such as the Cornerhouse and the Museum of Science and Industry.
If you are interested in doing your graduate studies at the University of Manchester below are some useful links, both to the different Schools and to further information provided by the University:
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
School of Education
School of Environment and Development
School of Law
Manchester Business School
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences (FMHS) which hosts the Manchester Urban Collaboration on Health (MUCH).
More information from the University about doing your graduate studies at Manchester.
Open Space is an interdisciplinary forum for doctoral and postdoctoral research supporting dialogue on cities and beyond, initiated by PhD researchers in the discipline of Geography. More information here or contact one of the organisers:
Matthew (Planning): firstname.lastname@example.org