Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.10 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.74 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in research in the University.

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    0.24 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    63.2 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend 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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  • Good Honours 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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    70.4 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

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

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    83.5 / 100.0


  • Our origins date to 1824, as a centre of Technology, Art and Design from Manchester Mechanics’ Institution, and with the Manchester School of Design in 1838.
  • Additional schools of Education and Commerce were added in 1887 and 1889 respectively, along with campus colleges at Didsbury, Crewe, Alsager and the former Domestic and Trades College in 1911 to teach subjects in Higher Education.
  • The past ten years have seen a transformation of the Manchester campus through a £350m investment in a new Business School, Art School, and new faculty buildings for Education, Health and Hollings at the heart of Manchester city centre.
  • New centres for Contemporary Arts, Exercise and Sport Science and halls have been developed at our Cheshire campus.

Location and Transport

Manchester Campus

  • 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.

Cheshire Campus

  • 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 Requirements

  • Check online for the most detailed course information including course requirements.
  • The university encourages applications from applicants returning to education and will consider alternative evidence in order to determine suitability to commence and succeed on a chosen course of study.

Student Mix

The 31,355 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 82%
  • Postgraduate 18%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 83%
  • Part Time 17%


  • UK 93%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 4%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%

Course Flexibility

  • We offer more than 800 undergraduate degree courses to choose from, including both single subject and combined subject study, full-time and part-time.
  • We also provide a wide range of four-year programmes including sandwich year placements and four-year integrated masters programmes of study.

Teaching Standards

  • In the National Student Survey 2015, 85% of eligible students taught at Manchester Met agreed that they were satisfied with the overall quality of their course, with the same percentage agreeing that they were satisfied with the teaching on their course.
  • The university achieved a successful outcome to the QAA Institutional Audit in November 2009 and will be reviewed again in 2016. In order to enhance employability, all programmes have graduate outcomes that students must achieve throughout their studies.

Research Standards

  • Manchester Met has independently verified world-leading research in Healthcare, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Engineering and Materials, Business and Management, Social Work and Social Policy, Sociology, Education, English Language and Literature, History and Art and Design.
  • We have a reputation for generating outstanding economic and societal benefits from research; 85% of our impact was rated world-leading and internationally excellent in 2014.
  • We have over 200 researchers operating at a world-leading and internationally excellent standard.
  • Ranked 6th out of 84 universities for the power of Art and Design research.
  • We are top 20 in the UK for research impact in Sociology, Education, English Literature and History.
  • We hold EU HR Excellence for Research status and we are the only university in the UK to achieve the Investors in People Gold Champion award.

Academic Strengths

  • We are one of the most progressive and influential modern universities in the UK, providing a broad range of degree subject areas for the professions, commerce, the arts, service industries and social sciences.
  • Our 2,500 academic teaching staff, professors and researchers are experienced professionals, with well-established links to ensure that what you learn is up-to-date. They provide you with lists of essential reading, interesting articles, support materials and resources and key links to the professions and industry.
  • Our 2,000 professional and support staff are here to help you get the most out of our libraries, careers service, support and counselling service, IT zones and accommodation. Our specialist technicians will provide much valued assistance in our laboratories and workshops.
  • We have strong vocational links with business, industry, art and science and with more than 70 professional bodies and associations to ensure you start your career with the right support.

Undergraduate Courses

Student Facilities

  • 24/7 opening for the Manchester library throughout the academic year, including Christmas and Easter holidays.
  • Special collections are of national importance with new and unique exhibitions throughout the year.
  • Over £5m invested in our five-storey Manchester library to provide one million+ books, journals and e-resources to support your studies; a new helpdesk, electronic book returns, chat zone and access to café facilities, along with group working spaces, silent study areas and IT Zones.
  • More than 2,000 new computers, available to students across 13 IT Zones and free 7 day laptop loans.
  • Group Study Zones equipped with the latest technology specially designed for collaborating on projects.
  • Over 400 multifunctional networked printers – easy to use, print from any device and collect from any printer across campus.
  • High speed student wi-fi, available across all campuses and halls of residence.
  • MyMMU: our award-winning, innovative online portal gives students everything they need for their studies, with a fully completely personalised online experience including timetables, assignments, marks, feedback and shared project spaces.
  • Secure email in the cloud, tools for online collaboration and Microsoft's Office apps free for our students.
  • Wide range of expert IT support with a 24/7 Helpline, IT rovers, library helpdesks, knowledge base and clinics.
  • On-site Print Services offering specialist facilities to print student work to professional standards.

Disability Services

  • We are committed to providing equal opportunities in education for all students. The Disability Service provides a range of support for disabled students and students with a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia).
  • The advisers within the Disability Service act as a contact within the university for current and prospective disabled students, to provide support, information and advice on the resources which are available to them, both within the University and from external support agencies.
  • Disability Advisers will work with students to help with any necessary screenings or assessments, which will identify their individual needs. They will also assist with any applications for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs), liaising with relevant funding bodies as appropriate. Advisers also work collaboratively with academic colleagues and other central services, such as the library, to support disabled students.
  • Telephone the service on 0161 247 3491, email, or visit our website.

Students' Union

  • The union is one of the largest student-led organisations in the UK, representing the university’s 36,000 students. It is located in a new £10m building featuring a 700-capacity events venue and multiple rooms and facilities for our students.
  • There are over 150 different sports clubs and societies to join, covering a wide range of interests, from rugby to gardening, politics and sky diving.
  • We have an impartial advice centre, which offers specialist, student-centred assistance in many aspects of student life including finance, housing and academic services.
  • The union has an active campaigning role, representing the views of students locally and nationally.

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 Manchester Met students online via My Career Hub.
  • Students can register for our on campus employment scheme, Jobs4Students to gain valuable experience working for the university, as well as earning extra money.
  • Students can undertake voluntary work for local and national charities and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Visit our website for more information.

Careers Guidance

  • Dedicated Employability Hub at the heart of the Manchester campus with an experienced team of careers advisers providing advice and guidance on many career options.
  • Careers website providing students with access to a wealth of information covering work experience, job applications and interviews, as well as thousands of vacancies for work experience as a student, and graduate jobs and employers.
  • The university hosts major careers fairs for students to meet employers on campus from a wide range of industries.
  • Our academic and professional staff maintain links in multiple industries and professions to create work opportunities for placements, internships and graduate roles.
  • Our graduates can receive specialist careers support and advice for up to three years after graduation.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • An ambitious £350m estates masterplan investment was completed in 2014 to support teaching, student services and research.I
  • In 2012, the award-winning new Business School and Student Hub opened, welcoming more than 7,000 students.
  • The opening of an innovative new Art & Design building in 2013 offers contemporary gallery and presentation spaces for student collaboration; this highly innovative facility was a highly commended finalist for the 2014 RIBA Stirling prize.
  • Birley was opened in 2014, a new £139m estate with Education and Health students located here and offers 960 student beds in a mix of townhouses and apartments on a 15-acre city centre regeneration site.
  • Our commitment to providing world-class facilities and an outstanding student experience is further evidenced by the conception of a further £200+m phase 2 masterplan that will deliver a new Arts and Culture centre and extensive enhancements to the campus environment.

Notable Alumni

The university has an alumni community of over 260,000 alumni living in more than 115 countries around the world. Many alumni choose to stay connected with us after they have graduated and we offer them a wide range of benefits and services. We are proud of the achievements of all members of the alumni community and alumni from all professions and stages in their careers get involved with us to give students the skills and knowledge for them to find graduate employment. Below are some of the 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 and actor.
  • Cerrie Burnell – TV Presenter, CBeebies.
  • Sarah Burton OBE – Creative Director at Alexander McQueen.
  • Steve Coogan – actor, impressionist and comedian.
  • Mark Cueto – former England International Rugby Union Player and Sale Sharks Wing.
  • David Fairhurst – Corporate Executive VP, Chief People Officer, McDonald's Corporation.
  • Thomas Heatherwick – designer, maker, sculptor.
  • Liz Kessler – children’s fantasy writer.
  • Jonathan Mildenhall – CMO, Airbnb.
  • Martin Parr – documentary photographer and photojournalist.
  • Julie Walters – actress.

Further Details

Address Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building
All Saints
M15 6BH
UCAS Code M40