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 81%
  • Postgraduate 19%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Where students come from

  • UK 93%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 4%

Student gender

  • Male 41%
  • Female 59%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities



  • The library is open 24 hours a day during term time, giving access to over one million books, journals and e-resources.
  • Specialist 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 Manchester Metropolitan University 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. A programme of careers events enable students to meet employers from diverse industries on campus.
  • A dedicated Employability Hub at the heart of the Manchester campus provides drop-in careers advice and appointments with specialist advisors. There are also drop-in sessions in each faculty building.
  • Digital resources include MMyou, an online careers centre available 24/7, providing unlimited access to over 5,000 career resources. The Career Hub website also offers thousands of vacancies for work experience, graduate-level jobs and voluntary opportunities.

Health services

  • All students are encouraged to register with a local GP.
  • Regular workshops cover topics such as mindfulness and issues such as alcohol use.

Counselling services

  • The university's Counselling, Health and Well-being Service is a team of professionally qualified and experienced counsellors, well-being and mental health mentors, and a mental health advisor.
  • It provides a free, confidential and accessible service for students experiencing difficulties affecting their experience at university. There is a drop-in service each weekday and initial assessment appointments are usually available within a few days of enquiry.
  • The service provides one-to-one counselling and mental health support and advice; workshops and courses on coping skills such as managing anxiety or low mood, assertiveness skills, and group psychotherapy; and well-being events and campaigns to improve awareness of taking care of mental health. There's also telephone support and advice for university staff and others with concerns about students at the university, along with training for staff on supporting students with mental health issues.

Disability support

  • The university provides dyslexia screenings, with onward referrals to Educational Psychologists where applicable. Specialist study skills tutors for students with specific learning differences such as dyslexia offer one-to-one support, drop-in sessions and workshops, as well as advice and training on assistive technology available on campus.
  • Help with disability related funding applications e.g. Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).
  • Guidance on the support available to disabled students can be found on the university website.

Other services and facilities

  • Study Skills and Learner Development: the Writing Project is a free open course to help students improve confidence in academic writing, with topics such as punctuation, style, and grammatical accuracy. Student Support Officers offer one-to-one appointments, drop-in sessions, and workshops to help all students get the best from their course and study skills support.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union is one of the largest student-led organisations in the UK, dedicated to helping the university's 38,000 students get the most out of their time at Manchester Metropolitan University. It has an active campaigning role, representing the views of students locally and nationally.
  • The specialist, student-focused Advice centre has achieved the Advice Quality Standard, a nationally recognised accreditation for advice and case work. It provides help with a whole range of things, including finance, housing, and academic services.
  • 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 180 years ago; 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, Equality and Human Rights Commission.
  • John Bradley – actor.
  • David Fairhurst – Executive Vice-President, McDonald's.
  • Dame Julie Walters DBE – actor.
  • Thomas Heatherwick CBE – designer and maker, Heatherwick Studio.
  • Liz Kessler – writer.
  • John Bishop – comedian and actor.
  • Sarah Burton OBE – Creative Director, Alexander McQueen.
  • Gordon Taylor OBE – Chief Executive, The Professional Footballers' Association.
  • Steve Coogan – actor, impressionist and comedian.


Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester , M15 6BH