University of Manchester

Rank 51
Established 1824
Famous for

Business, MBA, Marketing

Fees £17,000.00 - £21,000.00

Overview

The University of Manchester is based in the north of England and is among the largest universities in the UK, with around 38,000 students (almost 9,000 international) currently enrolled alongside 10,000 staff. The University is famous for its academic and research excellence and is also a member of the Russell Group.

The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel Prize winners among current and former staff and students. 91% of Manchester’s recent graduates enter employment or continue studies. In the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Manchester is ranked in the top 50.

Following the last Quality Assurance Agency review, it was stated that: “confidence can reasonably be placed in the soundness of the institution's present and likely future management of the quality of the learning opportunities available to students”, the best possible outcome for the University.

In addition to 25 Nobel prizes (ten for physics, nine for chemistry, three for physiology/medicine, and three for economics), the university’s pioneering work is extensive. Manchester offers substantial opportunities for intellectually curious students amidst a friendly, networked, and ambitious community.

With more clubs and societies than any other university (480+) and ranked as the most targeted university by graduate recruiting companies more frequently than any other university (High Fliers 2006 – 2019), the University of Manchester’s vibrant and dynamic environment can lead to outstanding experiences both during and after studies.

Services

The University of Manchester has a dedicated team providing a wide range of services upon your arrival. An airport collection service provides a warm welcome, and orientation courses help you quickly settle into life in the UK. Ongoing support is provided throughout your time at the University, whether you're seeking advice about visa information or immigration, looking to develop your academic English further or want to spend some free time travelling in the UK.

The University of Manchester has many on-campus health facilities with doctors, nurses and dentists. All students have full access to the health centre, and the National Health Service fully covers all healthcare fees for full-time students.

Rankings

  • 23rd in the Times University Guide 2024
  • 24th in the Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 34th in the QS World University Rankings 2025
  • 51st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 41st in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023

The University of Manchester's position as a research powerhouse was confirmed in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) results. With 93% of the University’s research activity assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent', it ranked 10th in grade point average (an improvement from 19th in the previous exercise, REF 2014).

Courses

Accommodation

The University of Manchester offers a wide range of accommodation options for all students and guarantees a place in university-managed accommodation for international students. The University has over 8,000 rooms available.

NEWS

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