Top 5 Universities in the North West 2018

Tailor The Complete University Guide's 2018 League Table to see how universities rank for certain subjects and how they fare within their region. If you've got your heart set on a particular part of the UK but not sure which university to go for, we can help.

The North West is a hub of all things culture – from The Beatles to Northern Soul and Madchester. Liverpool and Manchester offer a buzzing, metropolitan lifestyle; further to the North you'll find Lancaster and the Lake District for a more rural experience. Simply put, the North West has it all – and some of the UK's finest universities to boot:

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5. Manchester Metropolitan University

A regular in the top 5 from the North West, Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK with a community of over 38,000 students based at campuses in Manchester and Crewe, and alumni that include Sarah Burton OBE, Creative Director at Alexander McQueen, and Julie Walters, national treasure.

The city is a great place to be a student – a real creative hub, it has more live music performances per person than any other city in the UK; the biennial Manchester International Festival; and MediaCityUK based at Salford Quays. The city is also famed for the beautiful game, with premier league teams Manchester City and Manchester United as well as the UKs National Football Museum.

Search through undergraduate courses at Manchester Metropolitan University.