The University of Manchester

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Student Accommodation

  • Accommodation offers approximately 8,000 places, all within three miles of the main university campus. A large variety of halls cater for different needs and preferences: catered or self-catered, single or mixed-sex halls, en-suite or shared facilities, postgraduate-only and also some family accommodation.
  • Adapted rooms and facilities are available for students with disabilities.
  • Pastoral teams are on call in each university residence, providing support and guidance whenever needed.
  • Security is paramount, with most halls having swipe-card access systems and CCTV. All residents also have access to a designated 24-hour security team.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £5,391 to £7,435 per year
Self-Catered from £2,960 to £7,394 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 503,000
  • Student Population: 50,000
  • Proud of its heritage and excited for the future, Manchester offers a student experience full of opportunities. Students can be sure of a warm welcome – Manchester has been voted one of the ten friendliest cities in the world by Rough Guides readers.
  • Shaped by its success in the industrial revolution of the 19th century, today it is a thriving, modern city famous for its achievements in the arts, sport, and scientific developments. Manchester offers a student life that can be tailored to individual tastes: from music, theatres and art galleries to sport, street food and cultural celebrations –  there's always something to see and do, whether at the university or across the city.
  • Manchester also has plenty of green space to enjoy. Excellent transport links mean students can be in beautiful open countryside in no time – and can explore much of the UK with ease.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Manchester boasts over 400 pubs, clubs and café bars in the city centre, and a thriving eclectic music scene in diverse venues across the city.
  • With one of the UK's largest Chinatowns, Rusholme's curry mile and the city's gay village, Manchester celebrates its diversity with celebrations to be found throughout the year.
  • There are numerous cinemas throughout the city, as well as venues such as the Palace Theatre, Lowry Theatre, the Royal Exchange and the HOME arts complex – covering everything from the latest blockbuster to West End hits, fringe comedy and arthouse film.
  • High-street shops and designer boutiques line the city centre streets, or there are the vintage emporiums of the Northern Quarter. For those who like their shopping experience all under one roof, it's a short bus ride to the Intu Trafford Centre – the UK's second largest shopping centre. 
  • Home to Manchester United and Manchester City, football is synonymous with the city, but it hosts plenty of other sports too. Lancashire County Cricket Club and the National Cycling centre regularly host world-class sporting events.


  • The university is less than ten minutes by bus from the city centre. The city is well served by bus, train and tram, and the lack of hills means that cycling can be a great way to get around.
  • Nationally, road and rail links are excellent. Manchester is 184 miles from London, and trains take just over two hours to central London. National Express coaches travel to major cities and towns across the country.
  • Manchester International Airport is ten miles south of the city, with flights to Europe and direct to many destinations worldwide. It is easy to get to by train, bus, or taxi.