Why study here?

We enjoy an excellent reputation with employers. Our graduates work in a wide range of organisations across the world.

Planning students on fieldwork.

Manchester was the world’s first industrial city. It is now a vibrant, growing cosmopolitan place to live, study, and work.

The city is surrounded by attractive countryside, from the Lancashire coast to the Peak District National Park.

The University of Manchester has one of the UK's largest planning departments. We offer a wide range of undergraduate, taught master's, and postgraduate research degrees. Our specialisms include:

  • environmental assessment and management;
  • real estate;
  • regeneration;
  • urban and regional planning;
  • urban design.

Most of our degrees are accredited by professional bodies, including the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Our degrees are regularly updated to meet the needs of today’s students and employers. They also draw on the world-leading research that takes place in our department.

This means that our graduates are in strong demand from employers, both locally and internationally.