University of Manchester

Manchester Marshall Scholarship

This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters level at The University of Manchester (excluding the MBA). If awarded The University of Manchester Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at The University of Manchester.

The following information has been provided by the University of Manchester:

Why study for your master’s at Manchester?

Our reputation is just one reason why Manchester is the best place for you to study for your master’s. We offer you far more than just a qualification.

Our pioneering taught courses draw upon our world-leading research and our strong links to global industry. You’ll quickly develop skills and gain exposure to experiences that will set you apart in the jobs market.

With a breadth of research activity that’s unrivalled in the UK, we work across disciplines and beyond the University, connecting the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. This research feeds directly into our taught courses, giving you the power to achieve your ambitions.

Connect with Manchester and the world will connect with you.

Academic heritage

Our academic heritage sets a master’s from The University of Manchester apart.
Our story is one of world firsts and brilliant discoveries. In total, 25 Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied here.

Manchester is the birthplace of nuclear physics, where Ernest Rutherford first split the atom. The world’s first stored-program computer was developed here, and Alan Turing pioneered artificial intelligence during his time at the University.

Our observatory at Jodrell Bank is home to the iconic Lovell Telescope – the biggest telescope of its type in the world when it was built. Fittingly, Jodrell Bank will be the central control hub for the world’s largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array.

The economist William Arthur Lewis, one of 25 Nobel Prize winners to have worked here, published his most influential works while at Manchester. And Christabel Pankhurst, a Manchester law graduate unable to enter the profession on account of her sex, became one of the suffragette movement’s most committed campaigners.

With a master’s degree from The University of Manchester you’ll become part of this distinguished club, whose collective achievements have shaped the history of the modern world.

Featured degrees

Current and past Marshall Scholars have pursued the following degrees at The University of Manchester:
•    MA Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, taught in our internationally renowned Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI)
•    MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies, one of the longest established MA degree courses in museum studies in the country, and our alumni have reached senior positions in museums and galleries throughout the UK and overseas
•    MSc International Development, taught in our international recognised Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM)
•    MSc Environmental Governance, which draws upon the expertise of the Society-Environment Research Group (SERG)

Our learning environment

The University of Manchester offers a learning environment for master’s students like no other.
You’ll end up gaining much more than a master’s degree here. We offer you:
•    a campus with a strong community feel, with almost 8,000 master’s students among our student population;
•    brand-new and recently refurbished buildings, thanks to the largest facilities investment in the history of British higher education;
•    the buzz and excitement one of the UK’s most popular student cities.

Our campus

The University of Manchester is large, yet compact enough to give the best of both worlds: city life and a campus community.

Our campus occupies a large area close to the city centre, allowing students, staff, businesses and the wider public to come together, share ideas and collaborate. It is dominated by grand Victorian buildings but also has quiet corners, landscaped gardens, cafes and common rooms where you can relax and spend time with friends.

Getting around the campus is easy. Everything is within walking distance or connected via a free bus service. Think of it as a village within a city.

What’s more, you’ll have access to one of the best resourced academic libraries in the country and IT facilities to ensure you’re connected on campus and in our halls of residence.

And did you know that Manchester is the only UK city to feature in the New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2015?

Rankings and reputation

Manchester is a name that lends weight to your master’s degree, not only because of our rich heritage, but also our current rankings and reputation.

According to the 2014 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, we are the 38th best university in the world, the seventh best in Europe and the fifth best in the UK.  The 2015 U.S. News & World Report ranks The University of Manchester in the top 50 Best Global Universities (49th).

What our research credentials mean for your master's

You'll benefit greatly from our continuous investment in the best research facilities and a dynamic research culture that encourages innovative, cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Our master's courses are led by distinguished tutors working at the forefront of their disciplines, ensuing that your qualification comes with a reputation that will open doors across the world.

Close industrial partnerships with organisations from many sectors inform our master’s degree courses, providing exceptional opportunities for research with commercial applications, as well as the chance to develop business and entrepreneurial skills and experience relevant to your future career.

A reputation built on research

Our research focuses on some of the world’s most difficult challenges, from poverty, cancer and sustainability to nuclear energy and applications of the wonder-material graphene.

We are recognised at a global level for the quality and volume of our pioneering research. The breadth of our research activity outstrips that of any other UK university and, in 2012/13, we attracted more than £280 million in external research funding.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) an impressive 83% of our research activity was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, confirming Manchester as one of the UK's top research institutions.

US partners

The University of Manchester is a member of the research-focussed Universities Research Association (URA) and one of only 2 UK members.  Our research partners are located throughout the US, from Harvard in the Northeast to Stanford on the west coast.  We have active exchanges with universities from NYU to the University of California.

Key Facts:

USD$1 billion of capital investment by 2015
25 Nobel prize winners
The largest campus-based university in the UK
7,575 graduate students
25% international students
170 American scholars
Student to Staff ratio is 13.9:1
Completion rate is 93.2%

Contact the USA Country Manager:
Mr Shayne Langlois
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