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School of Social Sciences

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Socially responsible graduates

We produce graduates who are skilled and knowledgeable workers who can exercise important ethical, social and environmental responsibilities.

Building awareness and skills

You are invited to join in with many social responsibility initiatives during your time with us.

Manchester Leadership Programme

The Manchester Leadership Programme is unique to The University of Manchester and combines academic study and volunteering to ensure you learn the importance of leadership that promotes social, economic and environmental sustainability and gain an insight into some of the key challenges facing 21st-century society.

University College for Interdisciplinary Learning

Our University College for Interdisciplinary Learning encourages you to broaden your educational horizons by taking programmes outside of your discipline in areas of profound social importance.

Opportunities for engagement

Study abroad

You have the opportunity to study abroad, holding many benefits including:

  • broadening your horizons;
  • improving language skills and becoming more culturally aware;
  • gaining fresh perspectives on your subject area and on higher education.