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About the Program
The University of Manchester is one Britain’s most famous civic universities with a rich heritage of cutting-edge innovation and enterprise stretching back more than 180 years. Many of the major advances of the 20th century began at the University, including work that led to the splitting of the atom, and the development of the world’s first modern computer in 1948. The University, like Manchester itself, is a truly cosmopolitan community which welcomes students from about 180 different nations. The vibrant campus and energy of the surrounding city creates an environment that provides an exciting place to live, study, and explore.
As a student here you will be well catered for – and you can be certain that you will be studying at a university with a long and distinguished record of academic achievement. 25 of our current and former staff and students have gone on to become Nobel Prize winners. As a student at The University of Manchester you can have the confidence of belonging to an academic community of distinction, with over 39,000 students drawn from across the world, and more than 5,500 academic and research staff, including many with international reputations in their subjects.
Manchester, with a metro population of 2.5 million, is recognized as the “capital” of northern England, known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution with a proud history in science, politics, music, sports and art. Often referenced as the heart of a contemporary music and club scene, Manchester has been the birthplace of many popular musicians, including The Smiths, Oasis, and the Bee Gees. Manchester is also a sporting hotbed, home to two of England’s most popular football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United. Located within two and a half hours (or less) of Edinburgh, the Lake District and London itself, Manchester is a wonderful jumping off point for exploring all the United Kingdom has to offer, with no shortage of world-class events and festivals in the city itself!
- 3.0 CGPA
- Completion of 3-4 courses within the chosen field or department of study
The majority of course units at The University of Manchester are worth either 10 or 20 credits. As a general rule, one UK credit equates to 10 hours of work; a 10-credit course unit therefore requires 100 hours of study on average. Students should note that the number of credits associated with a course does not relate to the number of contact hours (lectures, tutorials etc) a week as is the case in some education systems.
The number of formal contact hours varies considerably between subjects. Course units within engineering and the sciences will normally have many more contact hours than course units in humanities, but the latter usually require the student to invest more time in library study.
You will find a range of teaching and learning methods within the British academic system. Most courses will offer a blend of formal lectures and small group teaching in seminar and/or tutorial format. In science and engineering courses you will do laboratory and special project work. You will be expected to undertake independent study in all subject areas.
Advice on teaching and assessment methods is available from the International Programmes Office (and also during Orientation). Individual tutors in different subject areas are normally always willing to assist with any problems you may encounter in adjusting to the British academic system.
Fields of Study
Archaeology, Art History, Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Classics, Theater, Economics, English Literature, Film Studies, Jewish Studies, Asian Studies, Linguistics, Communications, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Anthropology, Sociology
**Please note that some departments are oversubscribed and require early application and course selection to guarantee entry, such as Economics, Creative Writing, Literature, Political Science and History. Submit materials to Manchester as soon as possible to gain entry into these courses.**
As a directly enrolled visiting student at the University of Manchester, Tulane students are able to take advantage of a wide array of initiatives that are available to the international community at the university. These initiatives include: a mentor program; an Orientation program focusing on both academics and social concerns; membership in Manchester’s International Society; and the opportunity to undertake service learning. On top of this programming, Tulane students will be able to participate in the various activities, clubs and societies to which degree-seeking students belong. Most of these activities and groups center around Manchester’s student union.
Finally, the university staff makes every effort to help students integrate into city life and take advantage of the exciting opportunities and experiences available in Manchester as much as they would like!
The University offers a wide range of residential accommodation, ranging from modern self-catering apartments through to traditional collegiate-style halls of residence with meal plans. All students are given their own room with many facilities available including en-suite bathrooms. Many rooms also have Ethernet connections.
Your residence is the place where you'll meet new friends and spend a lot of your free time. They are self-contained communities with their own bars, common rooms and a hectic program of social activities. Additionally, halls of residence have their own sports teams – rugby, hockey, cricket, netball and squash are just some of the sports available – and some have other social groups in-house - orchestras, choirs, drama and other societies.
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