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The Manchester Matrix - The Purposes of a Manchester Undergraduate Education

As part of the University's Review of Undergraduate Teaching, Learning and the Student Experience, the Manchester Matrix was produced, which sets out the eight purposes of a Manchester Undergraduate Education, which are:

  1. To develop critical thinking and higher order conceptual reasoning and analytical skills
  2. To promote mastery of a discipline
  3. To broaden intellectual and cultural interests
  4. To prepare graduates for professional and vocational work
  5. To challenge and equip students to confront personal values and make ethical judgements
  6. To prepare graduates for citizenship and leadership
    in diverse, global environments
  7. To develop advanced skills of written and verbal communication
  8. To promote equality and diversity.

To see the full Manchester Matrix visit: