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Study medicine at Manchester

145 years delivering outstanding medical education.

Taught master’s in medicine

Whether you want to gain specialist knowledge in a specific area, brush up on your skills as a scientist or go into research, we have a taught master's course in medicine for you.

Manchester is home to both one of the largest medical schools in the UK and top researchers working at the forefront of the medical field.

We offer postgraduate taught courses covering a wide range of disciplines for students from both medical and non-medical backgrounds.

A wide range of specialisms

Our specialist courses cover experimental, occupational, aesthetic and musculoskeletal medicine, as well as paediatric anaesthesia and medical education, and courses for NHS scientists. You will benefit from the input of educators based in hospitals and specialist NHS services in Greater Manchester.

"...there was always an ethos of setting the bar high and overcoming all obstacles."

Thomas Fathers / PGDip Physician Associate Studies



Start your research training

We offer master's courses that are designed to help you prepare for PhD study and a career in medical research, giving you a head start if you want to become a research scientist.

"Several modules in the course also help to develop more generic skills such as critical appraisal of literature and evidence as well as research methods to help improve clinical practice and evidence based learning."

James Garbarino / Paediatric Anaesthesia MSc

Access unique facilities

Depending on your area of interest, you'll have access to world-leading facilities such as our Genome Editing Unit, which is the only UK core facility that both uses CRISPR-Cas9 and trains others to do so.

Students on our clinical courses will benefit from Manchester's close links to local NHS hospitals, with the opportunity to explore real-life clinical scenarios as part of your studies.

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Contact us

Course enquiries

tel: +44 (0)161 275 5220



General postgraduate taught enquiries

tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077