Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK with a community of over 38,000 students. It balances a rich and proud heritage with a modern and ambitious approach, striving to disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible to those with passion and potential.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: M40

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 80%
  • Postgraduate 20%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Where students come from

  • UK 93%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 5%

Student gender

  • Male 41%
  • Female 59%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • Housed over six floors, the library is open 24 hours a day during term time, giving access to over one million books, journals and e-resources.
  • Resources include a help desk, chat zone, access to café facilities, and the university's Special Collections museum.
  • The library team offer tours for new students and study skills workshops throughout the year.

Student jobs

  • 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 students online via My Career Hub.
  • Students can register for the university's on-campus employment scheme, Jobs4Students, to gain valuable experience working for the university, as well as earning extra money.

Careers advice

  • Careers consultants work in close partnership with academics in each faculty to deliver expert careers advice tailored to the needs of students. Hub spaces in the heart of the Manchester campus provide drop-in careers advice and appointments with specialist advisers. There are also drop-in sessions in each faculty building.
  • A programme of careers events enable students to meet employers from diverse industries on campus.
  • Digital services help students to achieve their career goals: MMyou interactive careers centre has over 5,000 career and professional development resources. My Career hub allows students to book onto employability events or find job opportunities or internships. The careers service website also features expert careers advice and information.
  • Graduates get access to digital careers support for life. Whether looking for work, advice on further study, self-employment or professional development options, the university is able to help.

Health services

  • Regular courses and workshops provide comprehensive advice and practical tips on a variety of health and well-being topics.
  • Students can attend free sports and exercise activities on campus every week through the Active Campus programme.
  • All students are encouraged to register with a local GP.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Professionally qualified and experienced staff in the university's Counselling, Health and Well-being team provide a free and confidential service for students, including one-to-one counselling, well-being advice and mental health support.
  • Students have access to drop-in and individual appointments, online self-help resources, group sessions and well-being courses covering a range of topics, such as managing anxiety or low mood, motivation and assertiveness skills.
  • The university can also point students in the right direction for further support, or advice on suitable workshops.

Disability support

  • The Disability Service ensure students are not disadvantaged in their studies because of their disability or health condition, and provide advice about help available within the university and from external agencies.
  • For students with a specific learning difference such as dyslexia, specialist tutors offer one-to-one support and group workshops, as well as advice and training on assistive technology available on campus.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • Academic study skills support is available through online webinars, one-to-one appointments and workshops, helping all students to get the best from their course.
  • The Writing Project is a free course to help students improve confidence in academic writing, with topics such as punctuation, style, and grammatical accuracy.
  • Throughout their time at university students are supported to try new experiences, develop skills and enhance their career prospects through opportunities including volunteering, mentoring and skills development programmes.

Students' Union

  • The Union is one of the largest student bodies in the country, dedicated to helping 38,000 students get the most out of their time at the university. Being part of the university's community, students will find everything from first-day support to lifelong friendships.
  • The Union's student-focused Advice Centre has achieved the Advice Quality Standard, a nationally recognised accreditation for advice and case work. Students will find a listening ear and experienced, trained staff offering specialist advice. It's also free and totally independent.
  • The Union is located in the heart of the campus and features a bar, shop, café, media suite and events venue. As well as providing entertainment, there are over 150 sports clubs and societies for students to join.


  • Manchester Metropolitan is a modern, ambitious university with a proud history dating back to 1824.
  • Manchester School of Art was founded in 1838; it is the second oldest art and design school in the UK.

Fascinating Fact

  • Manchester Metropolitan University is the UK's greenest university according to the People and Planet League 2017.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Dr Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE – commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
  • John Bishop – comedian and actor.
  • John Bradley – actor.
  • Sarah Burton OBE – creative director at Alexander McQueen.
  • Steve Coogan – actor, impressionist and comedian.
  • David Fairhurst – executive vice president of McDonald's.
  • Thomas Heatherwick CBE – designer and maker, Heatherwick Studio.
  • Liz Kessler – writer.
  • Gordon Taylor OBE – chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association.
  • Dame Julie Walters DBE – actor.


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