Postgraduate Open Day
We hold a Postgraduate Open Day in November and March each year, in the School of Mathematics' Alan Turing Building.
You may also make an appointment to discuss available opportunities with a member of staff at any time by emailing: [email protected]
The Programme for the Open Day is available at http://www.maths.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgadmission/openday.html.
Manchester’s School of Mathematics is the third largest in the UK with a vibrant community of 80 academic staff, 1000 undergraduates, 90 postgraduate research students and 50 postgraduate taught students.
The School operates as a single entity covering all branches of mathematics, rather than having separate departments for Pure, Applied and Statistics. This greatly enriches the experience of our postgraduate students and is reflected in our extensive research portfolio and postgraduate programmes.
In July 2007 the School of Mathematics moved into the bespoke Alan Turing Building, which has added substantially to our research environment and provided excellent facilities for our burgeoning postgraduate population. This has, in turn, led to the schools recent success in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), where the department was ranked 6th highest in the country, based on the power ratings of the three disciplines of Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistical & Operational Research.
The RAE results confirmed that over 95% of research activity in the school is ‘Recognised Internationally’, with over 20% of research in the highest category of ‘World Leading’.
The School is continually looking for ways to enhance our student experience and recent improvements include:
• A dedicated Postgraduate Office which ensures a smooth transition to student life within the School and throughout your time here
• Powerful specialist mathematical and statistical software to support your studies, including state-of-the-art UNIX workstations with access to the University’s powerful supercomputers
• An active programme of in-house research seminars which allow PG students to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in their field
• Close links with a wide range of potential employers, covering engineering & physical sciences and the financial sector
For a postgraduate student, Manchester has it all – excellent learning facilities, a truly multicultural community and all the amenities and entertainment for which the city is famous, yet rich in heritage and surprisingly near to some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside.
Since the merger in 2004 of the former Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST, the University has embarked on an ambitious mission to become one of the world’s elite. Already, since 2004 Manchester has climbed to 40th in the Shanghai Jiao Tong World Rankings, a reflection of its academic excellence and research power.
Postgraduate qualifications are increasingly valued in the employment market, with postgraduates commanding starting salaries 20% higher on average than undergraduates. The University of Manchester has the best track record of any university in the UK for getting its students into employment, with 97% of our postgraduate students getting a job or embarking on further study within 6 months of finishing their programme.