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Why Manchester?

  • The UK's largest single-site university.
  • The UK's most popular university, receiving more applications for undergraduate study than any other British university.
  • In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 65% of our research activity, amounting to 1,194 full-time equivalent staff, was judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).
  • Guaranteed accommodation for international students.
  • In the 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking of the world's top 500 universities, Manchester was placed 41st in the world and fifth in the UK.
  • No fewer than 25 Nobel Prize winners amongst our current and former staff and students.
  • 4 million books in one of the best UK university libraries.

Manchester – a unique university in a unique city

The University of Manchester is world renowned for its academic and research excellence. In 2005 and 2006 it was awarded the title 'University of the Year'.

With a distinguished history and exciting agenda for the future, our graduates are constantly in demand from the world's top employers.

The high-quality education offered in the UK is recognised around the world – that's why students from 154 countries want to study at The University of Manchester.

Your future

The University's degree programmes are career-orientated and designed with input from industry and commerce to make sure you gain the skills needed to progress in your chosen area. A number of programmes also have the option of a year in industry, which is an excellent way of broadening your experiences and preparing you for the world of work.

Employers know that a graduate from Manchester will be of an extremely high standard, increasing your career prospects at the end of your degree.

We also have an award-winning Careers Service, which is consistently voted the best in the country.

World-class facilities

Our unrivalled facilities and cultural assets include the Jodrell Bank Observatory, the Manchester Museum, the Contact Theatre, the Whitworth Art Gallery and the John Rylands Library, the third largest academic library in the UK.

We also invest heavily in the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment, with more than 10,000 PCs across campus, 24/7 access to computer facilities, plus optional internet access to the University network in most halls.