Resources for prospective students
Making the decision to study for a Masters’, whether full- or part-time and in Manchester or at a distance, is a big step. We have provided below some links to useful advice offered by the University regarding:
- securing funding for your studies
- advice for those students whose native language is not English
- for non-EU residents, advice on immigration and visas
- other miscellaneous sources of help.
Funding is obviously important, particularly for those who wish to study full-time. The following links may prove helpful:
- Student Money Adviser
The University has a Student Money Adviser who provides a specialist money advice and information service for all students at the University.
- To find out about funding oppurtunities, please refer to Postgraduate Funding Oppurtunities
- If you are a UK/EU student, please refer to Funding Advice
- If you are an International student, please refer to International Funding Advice
- Students with disabilities, please refer to Funding for students with disabilities
- You may also want to have a look at other sources of funding that are available, in which case, please refer to Funding from charities, foundations and trusts.
- You might be interested in working to self-fund your studies, in which case, please refer to Working while you study
English language and other training
The language of the MA DTCE is English, although you may be interested to know that some course units allow you to create teaching materials in your own language (see samples of student work). Further advice can be found through the links below.
- The University offers a range of courses to help students with their studies. To find out more , please visit: The University Language Centre.
- The Language Center offers a variety of full time and part time English Language courses. For more information, please see English Language Centre
- The Language Center also offers courses and information on the IELTS examinations, which some students may need to take to provide evidence of their knowledge of the English language. For more information, see About IELTS
If you are a resident of the UK, or any other country of the EU or EEA, you do not need any special clearance to study or live in Manchester.
If you are planning to study by distance learning, your immigration status is also not an issue, as (unless you specifically wish to) there will be no need for you to visit Manchester in the course of your studies.
However, non-EU students planning to study in Manchester may find the following to be helpful:
- International students, please refer to International Postgraduates to find out the qualifications you need, documents you need to bring with you, etc.
- If you are interested in working, please refer to Immigration and Working in the UK to obtain all necessary information.
- Please also refer to the International Society, for more information on events.
Other useful websites
- School of Environment, Education and Development Student Intranet
The main reference point for information about your programme, the discipline and the School is the School’s Student Intranet
- My Manchester
My Manchester is the single gateway for you to access key tools, services and information to
support your studies. You will be able to access all the information and online services you are
likely to need on a day-‐to-‐day basis here, e.g. email, Blackboard (the University’s virtual learning
environment), your library account, your student record and your assessment grades once these
have been published.
- The University Of Manchester Library
The University of Manchester Library, one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country, provides you with the resources and support you need throughout your programme. The Library houses all the essential text books, across various sites, and has an extensive online collection of e-books, e-journals and research databases.
- For all information on applying to the course, please refer to How to apply section
- The University offers a number of halls of residencies for student accommodation, some specifically housing postgraduates and families. For more information, please visit the Accommodation Office
- If you are interested in leasing a house, please contact Manchester Student Homes
- For all enquiries, please visit the Student Services Centre
- Find out about happenings around Manchester and student support, from Student life
- For more advice on the handling of fees, please refer to the Tuition Fees
- The Student Union organises many different student activities.