Manchester Metropolitan University

2015 League Table Ranking 73
2015 Overall Score 608
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Entry Standards 340 Help
Entry Standards
The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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Student-Staff Ratio 18.2 Help
Student-Staff Ratio
The average staffing levels at the University.

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Research Assessment 2.16 Help
Research Assessment
The average quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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Academic Services Spend 953 Help
Academic Services Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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Student Satisfaction 3.98 Help
Student Satisfaction
A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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Facilities Spend 329 Help
Facilities Spend
A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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Graduate Prospects 57.6 Help
Graduate Prospects
A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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Degree Completion 83.0 Help
Degree Completion
The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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Good Honours 65.8 Help
Good Honours
The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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Green Score 59.5 Help
Green Score
This environmental & ethical ranking of the University is provided courtesy of the People & Planet Green League - the only comprehensive and independent green ranking of every UK university. Choosing a greener university can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your job prospects in a global low-carbon economy.

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  • Manchester Metropolitan University developed initially as a centre of Technology, Art and Design from Manchester Mechanics’ Institution in 1824 and from the Manchester School of Design in 1838. The painter L. S. Lowry attended the art school in the years after the First World War.
  • Later schools of Commerce in 1889, Education in 1878 and Domestic Science in 1880 were added, along with colleges at Didsbury, Crewe, Alsager and the former Domestic and Trades College in 1911.
  • Under the motto Many Arts, Many Skills, these colleges became Manchester Polytechnic in 1970 and the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992.
  • In the past 10 years, we have implemented a £350-million transformation of our estates and facilities to provide two campuses, in central Manchester and Crewe, Cheshire.
  • As at 2013/14, we have over 37,000 students across eight faculties – we are the largest undergraduate University in the UK according to UCAS data January 2014.

Location and Transport

Manchester Campus

  • The University is ideally located for easy access to the city’s major railway stations, Piccadilly, Victoria, Deansgate and Oxford Road, which link the city with the whole of the North-West, Cheshire, the Midlands, Yorkshire and beyond.
  • Our central Manchester campus is situated on one of the busiest bus routes in Europe, close to the city’s railway stations and Metro tram routes and within a short distance of a large international airport and major motorway networks.
  • Our students make the most of Manchester’s superb city-wide and regional transport networks. Some opt to travel in from home every day; others use the free city centre shuttle buses and extensive cycle routes to explore Manchester.
  • Excellent public transport also makes it easier for our students on their sandwich placement  year to take up opportunities in the region or further afield.

Crewe Campus, Cheshire

  • Our Cheshire campus in Crewe is within easy walking distance of the mainline railway station, with direct services to Manchester, Chester and throughout the North West as well as to London, Birmingham and beyond.
  • It is a short distance to major motorway networks and just a 30-minute train journey to Manchester International Airport.

Entry Standards

  • Read more about entry requirements at Manchester Metropolitan University online.
  • Applicants without formal qualifications who can demonstrate other means of suitability are also welcomed.

Student Mix

The 32160 students enrolled in the academic year 2013/14 comprise:

Level of Study
Mode of Study
Full Time
Part Time
Student Gender

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The Careers and Employability Service organises a range of employer events on campus and advertises hundreds of part-time roles, graduate jobs, placements and internships to MMU students via the online job search system, Jobs Hub Online.
  • Students can register for our on campus employment scheme, Jobs4Students to gain valuable experience working for the university, as well as earning extra cash.
  • Opportunities are also available to undertake voluntary work for local and national charities and not-for-profit organisations.
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Notable Alumni

The Manchester Metropolitan University is proud of the achievements of all members of the alumni community. Below is a selection of those alumni who have achieved success or fame through their work, as well as those who are highly respected in their chosen fields.


  • John Bishop, Comedian
  • Cerri Burnell, TV Presenter, CBeebies
  • Amanda Burton, Actress
  • Sarah Burton OBE, Creative Director at Alexander McQueen
  • Johnny Capps, TV Producer
  • Steve Coogan, Actor, impressionist and comedian
  • Tony Davidson, Executive Creative Director, Wieden & Kennedy London
  • Jenny Eclair, Comedian, Actress and Novelist
  • Professor Malcolm Garrett, Graphic Designer, Joint Creative Director of Applied Information Group
  • Kevin Gopal, Editor, The Big Issue In the North
  • John Griffin, TV Producer
  • Richard Griffiths OBE, Actor, TV, Film and Theatre
  • Thomas Heatherwick, Designer, Maker, Sculptor
  • Bernard Hill, Actor
  • Tom Hingley, Singer, Inspiral Carpets
  • Peter Hudson, Vice President, Global Innovation at Converse
  • Gethin Jones, TV and Radio Presenter
  • Liz Kessler, Children’s Fantasy Writer
  • Eamonn O’Neal, Managing Editor, M.E.N. Media
  • Martin Parr, Documentary photographer, photojournalist and collector
  • Peter Saville, Graphic Designer, Art Director and Co-founder of Factory Records
  • Sir Anthony Sher, Actor, Novelist and Painter
  • Liam Spencer, Artist
  • David Tazzyman, Illustrator Mr Gum children’s books
  • John Thomson, Actor
  • David Threlfall, Actor
  • Alastair Waite, Head Designer, Next Plc Menswear
  • Julie Walters, Actress

Business and the Professions

  • Paul Jones, Product Line Director, Continental Series, at Bentley Motors Ltd
  • Jim Waller, Group Commercial Director, Carphone Warehouse
  • Professor Martin Cole, CEO, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Food and Nutritional Sciences.
  • Richard Woolfe B. Ed (Hons), Former Channel Controller for Sky One and Channel 5, Currently Creative Director at Prime Focus Productions
  • Richard Banks, Former Chief Executive Officer at Bradford & Bingley. Current Chief Executive Officer at UK Asset Resolution Ltd
  • Edward Morland, Chief Executive at Health & Safety Laboratory
  • Michael Boote, CEO and Founder, The Gift Company
  • David Fairhurst, Senior Vice-President of People, McDonald’s Restaurants
  • Simon Kossoff, CEO, Carluccio’s
  • Dominic Mansour, CEO, The Health Lottery
  • Jonathan Mildenhall, Vice-President, Global Marketing Strategy and Creative Communications, Coca-Cola Co
  • Sam Pemberton, Chief Executive Officer, Softel Group
  • Michael Shaw, Managing Director, Cobbetts
  • Mike Turner, Former CEO, BAE Systems
  • Paul Walsh, CEO Diageo (Guinness, Gordon’s, Moet, Bailey’s)

Public Sector

  • Gisela Stuart, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston
  • Councillor Anthony Ramsay, Mayor of the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham 2012-2013
  • Lord Bradley, Former MP for Withington, Minister of State 2001/2. Chairman The Christie Charity NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tony Cunningham, MP for Labour, in Workington
  • Paul Goggins MP, Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East
  • His Honour Judge Iain Hamilton, Circuit Judge, Manchester
  • Jamie Reed, Labour MP for Copeland
  • Grant Shapps, Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield and Conservative Party Co-Chairman
  • Professor Antony Sheehan, CEO, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust


  • Mark Cueto, Rugby Player, Sale Sharks and England
  • Roberto Martinez, Manager of Wigan Athletic FC
  • Jordi Cruyff, General Manager of football Maccabi Tel Aviv.  Former professional footballer for Manchester United and Barcelona FC
  • Mumtaz Bashir JP, Formerly Head of the Pre-Volunteer Programme for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
  • Danny Grewcock MBE, Former England Rugby Union Footballer
  • Magnus Lund, Professional Rugby Union Player for England and Professional Rugby Player for Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque
  • Duncan Ogilvie, Basketball Player, Manchester Magic
  • Gladstone Small, Former England Cricketer
  • Gordon Taylor, Chief Executive, The Professional Footballers’ Association
  • Tony Whelan, Assistant Academy Manager, Manchester United Football Club

For further information

  • +44 (0)161 247 2000
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
    All Saints Building
    All Saints
    M15 6BH
UCAS Code M40

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