The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan University produces world-leading research and education that changes lives, with courses in art, design, fashion, politics, theatre, social sciences, architecture, English, journalism, languages and much more.
With creativity and innovation at the heart of what they do, the Faculty offer students an environment where they can push boundaries and explore possibilities, with the guidance and support of academics who are at the forefront of their field. The Faculty works closely with the creative and digital industries in Manchester, giving its students the opportunity to build networks, work on real world projects and prepare them for their professional life.
It is home to a number of specialist schools and centres that have strong external profiles, opening up fantastic opportunities for its students to truly connect with their subject, build their networks and gain industry experience:
Manchester School of Art
Established in 1838, Manchester School of Art is one of the oldest art schools in the UK. It is home to a range of digital and traditional facilities and workshops, courses that are taught by talented staff, and opportunities to work with industry professionals on a regular basis.
Manchester School of Art offers courses in graphic design, fine art, performance, painting, illustration, acting, textiles, craft, interiors and many more. It is the perfect place to achieve your most creative ambitions. Find out more >
Manchester Fashion Institute
Manchester Fashion Institute brings together fashion expertise and talent from across the University, Manchester and the world. It offers a truly engaging learning experience with live industry projects, international exchanges, guest lectures, workshops and study trips.
The courses at Manchester Fashion Institute cover all areas of the industry from fashion design, to management, business and product development. Find out more >
Manchester School of Architecture
Manchester School of Architecture is an innovative collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester. Ranked 11th in the world in the QS Subject Rankings 2020, it combines two schools with more than 100 years’ experience, over 35 experts in their architectural fields and more than 700 students from over 50 countries.
Offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, Manchester School of Architecture provides its students with the opportunity to develop the skills needed to become a qualified architect in the UK. Find out more >
School of Digital Arts
The School of Digital Arts (SODA) is a brand new school at Manchester Metropolitan University based in the heart of Manchester. It is a £35m investment into workspaces, facilities, networks, teaching and research that will drive the next generation of creative content.
The courses at SODA have been designed to meet the needs of industry now, and in the future. Offering courses in film, photography, games and UX design, AR and more. Find out more >
Manchester Writing School
Manchester Writing School is one of the largest and most successful Writing Schools in the UK. The School’s Creative Director is Carol Ann Duffy (UK Poet Laureate 2009-2019), and she teaches alongside a team of internationally renowned, award-winning writers and critics.
The Writing School’s masters programme in Creative Writing helps students to develop their writing skills through a blend of writing workshops and reading units, allowing them to explore the techniques and styles of modern and contemporary literature. Find out more >
Humanities, Languages and Social Science
The courses in humanities, languages and social science help to shape the modern world. The distinctive programmes within this area nurture the independent thinking, communication and evaluation skills that allow students to achieve global career success.
Offering courses in history, politics, philosophy, English and languages among many other subjects. Find out more >