The University of Manchester
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.02 / 5.00
- 3.16 / 4.00
- 0.78 / 1.00
- 82.1 / 100.0
- 78.4 / 100.0
- 93.1 / 100.0
The University of Manchester formed from the merger of Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST, in 2004, to create the largest single-site university in the UK. The university is an integral part of the city of Manchester and is close to a diverse range of shops, music venues, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and sports facilities. With a major international airport on the doorstep and excellent road and rail links, Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the country. The university is the most targeted institution by the UK’s top graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2016).
- The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students achieving excellence in a wide range of UK and international qualifications.
- The university does not use the UCAS tariff system, but makes offers based on A level grades or equivalent qualifications.
- Applications will be assessed against academic and non-academic selection criteria specific to the course of study for which an application has been made. Applicants are advised to check information on course-specific entry requirements that are published on our website.
- For many courses, these will exceed the general minimum institutional requirements, which can be found on the university's website.
- The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has expressed confidence in the soundness of the university’s management of both the academic standards of its awards and the quality of the learning opportunities available to its students.
- The University of Manchester has three Nobel Laureates on its staff.
- Many programmes run by the University of Manchester (both undergraduate and postgraduate) are accredited by professional and regulatory or statutory bodies. You can find out which programmes this applies to by reading our course profiles on our website.
- The university provides a range of study opportunities for students, including study abroad and industrial placements.
- The University College of Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL) offers many students the opportunity to broaden their educational horizons by offering them the opportunity to study course units outside of their main degree programme.
- Full details of the flexibility of each of the University of Manchester's courses are available through the online course profiles.
Student Services and Facilities
- The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries, with more than 4.2 million printed books and manuscripts, 40,000 electronic journals and 430,000 electronic books.
- The university’s main library, which holds the principal collections for teaching and research in the humanities, education, law, medicine, science and the social sciences, is supplemented by several specialist libraries offering subject specific and tailored services.
- There are more than 3,000 computers on campus – in libraries, public clusters, academic schools and halls of residence. IT support is available 24/7 via a helpline.
- The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons offers a 24/7 environment for study, combining ultra-modern décor with flexible study spaces and the very latest in learning technologies.
- Many opportunities exist within and outside of studies for developing new and existing interests, and boosting career prospects. These include supported community volunteering, skills development programmes, prestigious university awards, mentoring and much more.
- The university provides extra support for students that have additional needs arising from a medical condition, a physical or sensory disability, a specific learning disability such as dyslexia, or a mental health difficulty. For more information please visit our website.
- The University of Manchester is home to the UK’s biggest students’ union, offering an independent advice service, shops, a cafe and a bar offering student-friendly prices.
- There are more than 450 clubs and societies run for students by students, ranging from subject related societies, sporting and those that are just for fun.
- The Students Union also has some of the UK’s best student media, including an award-winning newspaper (Student Direct), a radio station (Fuse FM) and a TV channel.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- There is a wide range of opportunities for part-time work in Manchester.
- The Careers Service offers students help securing part-time jobs and volunteering work to develop professional skills.
- An online vacancies and events database is used by thousands of employers.
- Students are encouraged to incorporate career development activities into their student life and degree from day one. The university is the most targeted institution by the UK’s top graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2016).
The university's Careers Service offers:
- Practical skills-development courses and workshops to boost capabilities and commercial awareness.
- Support securing internships and placements.
- Professional career guidance consultants providing tailored advice via face-to-face appointments, phone and email.
- One-to-one career mentoring with experienced professionals from all sectors.
- Regular career fairs, presentations and workshops where students can meet, learn from and network with potential employers.
- News, information and events via our comprehensive careers website and social media channels.
39,702 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 70%
- Postgraduate 30%
Mode of study
- Full Time 91%
- Part Time 9%
Where students come from
- UK 67%
- EU 6%
- Other 27%
- Male 47%
- Female 53%
- The University of Manchester formed from the merger of Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST, in 2004, to create the largest single-site university in the UK.
- Parts of the university can be traced back to 1824 with the formation of the Manchester Mechanics' Institution.
- Twenty-five Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied at the University of Manchester, including Ernst Rutherford (1908), Arthur Lewis (1979), and Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov (2010); and many of the university’s achievements and discoveries have shaped the history of the modern world – from the splitting of the atom to the first stored-program computer.
- The university has one of the UK’s largest alumni community for a campus-based university and is in contact with more than 300,000 of its former students spread across more than 190 countries.
- Many of its graduates hold positions of seniority in business, academia, politics, industry and the media.
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