University of Manchester: PGCE courses

The University of Manchester
School of Environment, Education and Development


The University of Manchester The  School of Environment, Education and Development  (SEED) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in both research and teaching. Our core aim is to understand, and improve the uneven relationships between society, economy, and the environment.

SEED is a working collaboration between five interrelated specialisms: Architecture , Education , Geography , the Global Development Institute , and Planning and Environmental Management .  As a school, we encourage each area to retain their own character while developing our combined, interdisciplinary presence.

We are a school of substantial size and diversity with a large and diverse population of talented academic staff, students and researchers. Many of our academic staff have worked and researched both in the UK and overseas, and that experience feeds into our teaching.

Postgraduate Studies at SEED
SEED aims to attract the best students to study in Manchester. Our programmes are long established and build on excellence in both teaching and research within the School. Our alumni are highly employable, qualified in their subject areas and proficient in the skills employers are seeking. 

The School offers over 60  postgraduate masters programmes  and 3  professional doctorates . SEED is also an increasingly popular choice for PhD students, thanks to the School's world-class  doctoral programmes  in Architecture, Education, Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, Development Policy and Management, and Human and Physical Geography.

The School offers a number of  scholarships and awards  for students enrolling on our postgraduate programmes. SEED students also benefit from a wide range of scholarship opportunities offered by external bodies. These include scholarships awarded by the ESRC, NERC, AHRB, the British Council, the Ford Foundation, the World Bank and other national and international organisations.

When you graduate from the University of Manchester, you will have more than a world-renowned qualification. You will also have developed important skills that will boost your career prospects.

The university provides a number of services dedicated to making the most of your employability, such as a Careers Service , innovative teaching methods, which give our graduates intellectual and practical skills to prepare them for employment, a wide range of careers fairs, and an experienced team of professional Careers Consultants, including experts on international career issues.

SEED graduates benefit from excellent career prospects in public and private sector organisations and NGOs around the world, including international organisations such as the UN and other large international bodies and corporations, due to their advanced understanding of important contemporary challenges such as climate change, poverty reduction and other issues linked in various ways to the relation between societies, economies and the environment.

The Manchester Experience
People come from all over the UK and across the world to study at this university. Much like the city of Manchester, our institution is truly multicultural. With around 7,400 international students from 180 countries we have one of the most diverse student populations in the UK.

Manchester is an amazing place to spend your student years. As well as gaining a degree that is well respected by employers around the world, you can enjoy all the attractions of a major city. Manchester has something for everyone, from restaurants and pubs, to cinemas, shops and live music venues. Our  guide to the city  of Manchester gives you an idea of what to expect.

Matt Gray Aigerim Kussainova I recently accepted a position at a leading brokerage firm trading carbon credits and investing in renewable energy projects in developing countries.
Matt Gray, MSc Environmental Governance (Geography)

I strongly believe that knowledge gained from the University of Manchester will be useful for the developing country I belong to and will be a great advantage to my personal and career development.
Aigerim Kussainova, MSc Human Resource Development (International Development)


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School of Environment, Education and Development 
The University of Manchester 
Oxford Road 
Manchester M13 9PL 
T: +44(0)161 275 0969 
F: +44(0)161 275 0421 

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