Global reputation

The University of Manchester is a truly global institution, with a reputation for education and innovation that resonates across the world.

International businesses, charities, governments and universities turn to Manchester for our expertise. Whether it’s leading the European renaissance in biotechnology or helping to train midwives in developing countries, we provide the spark for positive change.

Ranked first in the world for our societal impact by the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, we want our knowledge and expertise to contribute to sustainable development and social justice for everyone.

Our research engages with the world’s biggest questions – that’s why we bring together the best people in these fields to help us to find the answers. We’ve a history of attracting world-leading minds to work with us, from Niels Bohr and Arthur Lewis to our latest Nobel laureates Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov, whose pioneering work with the one-atom thick wonder material graphene has established Manchester not just as the centre of research into its application.

More international students study with us than at any other UK university, with 160 nationalities coming together on campus, making us one of the world's most international universities. We work closely with overseas agents and foundation course providers, and tour the world to meet prospective students face to face. Offering outstanding English language support and orientation programmes, as well as courses and careers advice designed with employability in mind, we’re a springboard for tomorrow’s leaders. And our teaching goes beyond our campus – our range of postgraduate distance-learning courses and MOOCs enable a global audience to benefit from a Manchester education.

Our graduates are highly sought after by top graduate employers all over the world, able to offer work-ready knowledge and experience as well as a high quality academic qualification, thanks to skills development built into our degree programmes and further personal and professional development opportunities offered to all students through Stellify.

We’re at the heart of Manchester, a world-class city that shares our pioneering, boundless spirit – indeed, Manchester was the 2016 European City of Science, and hosted the EuroScience Open Forum in the summer of that year.

Manchester’s industrial and cultural heritage is mirrored by the achievements of some of the University’s most celebrated names: Rutherford, Turing and Burgess to name but a few. Today, we’re among the world's most innovative universities, and we're making one of the largest investments in facilities ever seen at a UK university, with £750 million spent so far and a further £1 billion to follow by 2022.