Alliance Manchester Business School (Taught master's)

Welcome to taught master's study at Alliance Manchester Business School (Alliance MBS).

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    Welcome information

    During Welcome week, you will be invited to attend some events for your programme. These sessions are a great opportunity for you to get to know the lecturers who will be teaching you during your time at Manchester, to meet your peers and to get to know the opportunities that AMBS has to offer.

    The full timetable of Welcome week is listed on the AMBS Postgraduate Handbook.

    Support and advice

    Preparing to start your course

    Before starting your course, visit the welcome pages, where there are a few practical things we need you to complete in your first few weeks to get things started. 

    You can also view a list of steps that AMBS encourages you to take before starting your course

    Your course and studies

    The AMBS Postgraduate Handbook is one of the main sources of information about your programme, studies and available support throughout your degree. 

    We recommend saving the handbook as a favourite, or adding it to your bookmarks, to give you easy access whenever you need it. 

    Settling in

    At The University of Manchester, students have the opportunity to engage with a number of groups and organisations that should make the transition to University more enjoyable. 

    Find out more about just some of these opportunities below. 

    • Student societies are student groupings based on your interests. It can be whatever: there are already Student Societies on board games, Disney, magic, flight simulation, sports or anime. AMBS students have also a host of their own societies.
    • Why not test Academic English workshops in taster sessions during the welcome week? Regardless of whether you do, you can sign up for free workshops at any point during your studies.

    The city of Manchester

    Manchester is steeped in culture and history. Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a vibrant and exciting location. Find out more about Manchester by reading the resources below: 

    Student support services

    At The University of Manchester, students have access to a wide range of support services, designed to help with a variety of matters.

    Support for international students

    For practical information on life as an international student at The University of Manchester, visit the following pages:

    For all students planning to travel to the UK, it is important to be aware of the current rules and requirements relevant to your circumstances before travelling. The situation is changing on a regular basis, so we strongly advise you regularly check the advice available from the UK Government. There is also support available and useful information on the EU and international students FAQs page

    Support for students from under-represented backgrounds

    The University offers a range of support for students from backgrounds and communities currently under-represented in higher education: 

    Further help and support

    Students at The University of Manchester have access to support from a number of sources.

    If you have any further questions, up-to-date information is available on the applicants and offer-holders pages, while there are also information pages for current students

    • Programme Support - AMBS Postgraduate Programmes team will be your first point of contact for most queries, and they can point you in the right direction. The team’s main role is to guide you through general programme-related queries, such as course unit selection and timetabling but they can signpost you to the most relevant team if necessary. You will meet the team during your programme welcome. You can contact the team at
    • Pastoral support - We have a dedicated Student Service, Support and Development team who will be introduced to you during the welcome week. They will be there to help you throughout your studies in matters such as DASS (Disability Advisory and Support Service) registration to help access the support you need and in other wellbeing matters regarding physical or mental health. You can also speak to them about any academic or personal issues you are facing. If you wish to contact a member of the Student Service, Support and Development team before you start your course, we will be happy to advise you on how to access the right sources of support -