With academic roots stretching back to 1824 and claims to 25 Nobel prizes and the ACM Turing Award 2022, The University of Manchester is one of the world’s leading institutions.

This is confirmed in rankings, including the QS World University Rankings 2023, which placed us 28th in the world and 6th in the UK.

Our world-class campus has benefited from a £1 billion investment in teaching and research facilities. This includes the newly opened £420 million engineering campus and the £105 million Henry Royce Institute – the UK’s National Institute for Advanced Materials Research and Innovation.

Additionally, our ‘triple-crown’ (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) accredited Alliance Manchester Business School benefited from an £85 million refurbishment.

Looking ahead, we expect our new £150 million Paterson Redevelopment Project to be completed in late 2023, which will help us in our drive to be a top-five preclinical, translation and clinical cancer centre in the world. 

Together with our acclaimed teaching, these facilities along with others, including one of only five National Research Facilities, give our students opportunities to enjoy an engaging and enriching experience across our portfolio of programmes.

Our provision spans the disciplines of engineering, humanities, medicine, sciences and social sciences.

Explore the QS World University Subject Rankings 2023.


Our single-site campus is at the heart of the city of Manchester.

Manchester is one of the UK’s and the world’s most popular student cities as a vibrant, cosmopolitan and friendly place to live and learn.

The city has one of the most diverse populations in the UK with more than 200 languages spoken, restaurants and shops to cater to a wide range of taste and dietary requirements, as well as faith facilities to support those who follow the world’s major religions.

It's a budget-friendly location for international students as rent prices are more reasonable. Many amenities are within walking distance of the campus with most of the shops, theatres, cafes and restaurants just a short stroll away.


We're once again the most targeted universities in the UK by the nation's top graduate employers (High Fliers Research, 2023) and among the leading institutions for global graduate employability (QS and Times Higher Education’s respective rankings).

World-leading research

We are recognised as a global powerhouse of research, with 96% of the University’s research activity assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Did you know?

Dr Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president, was a former lecturer at the University of Manchester?

World rankings

Using different methodologies, international rankings typically compare universities from across the globe for their research performance and academic reputation.

League table




Academic Ranking of World Universities (2022)




QS (2023)




Times Higher Education (2023)




Time Higher Education University Impact Rankings (2022)




Times Higher Education ‘most international university’ rankings (2023)