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Open days

The best way to get a feel for what The University of Manchester is all about is to come and visit us on one of our open days.

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Open days give you the chance to find out more about the type of academic and social life you can expect at The University of Manchester - as well as an opportunity to explore the University and the city for yourself.

Representatives from courses and programmes are on hand to answer any questions you might have about the subject you would like to study.

Undergraduate open days

At an undergraduate open day you will be able to learn about subjects that you are interested in, meet current undergraduate students and staff, tour our campus and facilities, and gather information on all aspects of the University, allowing you to get a real feel for the place.

Forthcoming open days

  • Friday, 22 June 2018
  • Saturday, 23 June 2018
  • Saturday, 29 September 2018
  • Saturday, 13 October 2018


For an idea of what to expect, download a copy of the programme from a previous open day:

If you are unable to join us on the open day, you may want to sign up for a guided visit or accommodation tour instead. If you have booked a place but then find you are unable to come, you do not need to cancel.

Discover Days

The University of Manchester's Discover Days are informative, interactive events for aspiring undergraduate students who are interested in certain subject areas, but may not know exactly which course to choose. They are ideal for Year 12 students, or for other people applying to university through UCAS and considering Manchester.

Summer 2018 Discover Days will appear here in due course. Previous Discover Days can be viewed below:

Find timetables and online registration forms for our upcoming Discover Days on the main university website:

Postgraduate (MA/PhD) open days and study fairs

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Our postgraduate open days give you a great opportunity to look round the University and find out what Manchester has to offer you, if you're considering continuing with your education and taking up an MA or a PhD.

Discover more about funding options available including the new Postgraduate Student Loan Scheme. You’ll also have the opportunity to take a tour of our dedicated Graduate School facilities and find out more about our world-leading research and award-winning resources.

Forthcoming open days and study fairs

Our next open day for taught master's study will take place on:

  • Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

The programme for this year is still being finalised but in the meantime you can download last year's open day programme (PDF document, 3.3MB) to get an idea of what shape the day will take.


Further information about the next postgraduate research event will be published here in due course. In the meantime, find out more about last year's event on the University's open days page:


Keep up to date with the latest news about our open days at the University by following our open day pages on Facebook or Twitter:

Ask questions and follow activities and conversations with the hashtag: #SALCOpenDay