Top Five Universities in the North West 2019

Alter The Complete University Guide's League Table to see how universities compare within their region, whether overall or by subject. If you've got your heart set on a particular part of the UK but don't know which university, we can help.

Wanting to find the best university to suit you in the North West? The region is known for its culture – from The Beatles to Northern Soul and Madchester – and also includes some of the best universities in the UK. Cities like Liverpool and Manchester offer a buzzing, metropolitan lifestyle; further to the North are Lancaster and the Lake District for a more rural experience. Below is a countdown of the top five universities in for the North West:


5. Manchester Metropolitan University

A regular in the top five 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.