The University of Manchester

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Student Accommodation

  • Accommodation offers approximately 8,000 places, all within 3 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.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £3,915 to £6,099 per Year

The costs above are for the academic year 2019/20

Student Life

  • Proud of its heritage and excited for the future, Manchester offers a student a warm welcome from a city 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, Manchester today 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. The city 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.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Manchester boasts hundreds of pubs, clubs and cafés 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 a famous 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 Country Cricket Club and the National Cycling centre regularly host world-class sporting events.


  • The university is less than 10 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.
  • Manchester is also in reach of several other top city destinations. 184 miles from London, trains take around 2 hours to central London. Well-known coaches also travel to major cities and towns across the country.
  • Manchester Airport is 10 miles south of the city, with flights to Europe and direct to many destinations worldwide.