Manchester graduates have an excellent reputation among employers. We are the most targeted university by major UK graduate employers (The Graduate Market 2023, High Fliers Research) and we are 5th in the UK and 41st in the world in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020. The Times and Sunday Times recently recognised Manchester as ‘the university of the year for graduate employment’. Many of our academic Schools offer career-related course units and lectures delivered by employers who will explain exactly what they are looking for in recruits.

In addition, we maintain links with more than 7,000 UK and global employers. This enables us to ensure teaching and course content are relevant to the needs of industry and commerce so our graduates leave not just with academic knowledge but also with the transferable skills needed to be successful on their chosen career path.

At Manchester we are mindful of the concerns of prospective students from Libya regarding opportunities to improve career prospects by gaining work experience post-graduation in the UK. Our Careers Service has key information on work visas during and after study including the new Graduate Immigration Route which will offer Manchester graduates the possibility of staying in the UK for two further years to work, or look for work, at any skill level. Many of our undergraduate programmes feature the opportunity for industrial/professional experience and the Masood Enterprise Centre offers fantastic support to budding entrepreneurs.

Career resources for Libyan students

Manchester has an outstanding careers service, offering a broad range of innovative support to students from the first day of their study here, including:

• help to find part-time jobs and internships;
• access to fairs, workshops and presentations attracting more than 600 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors a year;
• essential advice from trained careers consultants and industry professionals and support tailored to the specific needs of our international students including our International Students Careers Week and country-specific events;
• our International Mentoring programme allows students to connect with alumni across the globe for career advice, feedback and networking.

Find out more on our Careers Service website



With academic roots stretching back to 1824 and claims for 25 Nobel prizes, The University of Manchester is one of the world’s leading institutions. This is confirmed in numerous rankings, including the This is confirmed in numerous rankings, including the QS World University Ranking 2024 which places the University 32nd in the world.

Our world-class campus has benefited from a £1 billion investment in teaching and research facilities. These include the new £400 million engineering campus opened in 2022 and the completed £105 million Henry Royce Institute, which is the UK’s National Institute for Advanced Materials Research and Innovation. It also includes the £85 million refurbishment of the ‘triple-crowned’ (AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) Alliance Manchester Business School.

These facilities, together with our acclaimed teaching (once again top ten in Europe, Times Higher Education: Teaching Ranking), give our students opportunities to enjoy an engaging and enriching student experience across our portfolio of programmes. Our provision spans the disciplines of engineering, humanities, medicine, sciences and social sciences.

Students from Libya regularly express interest in our science and engineering foundation programmes as well bachelor's, master's and research degrees in a wide range of subjects, including:

• Accounting and Finance
• Aerospace Engineering
• Architecture
• Biological Sciences
• Biochemistry
• Business and Management
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science
• Economics
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Law
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Pharmacy and Pharmacology

View the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 for our individual subjects.

Our long tradition of giving international students a warm welcome and helping them to make Manchester their ‘home from home’, complements the diverse, dynamic and cosmopolitan community we enjoy today as the University is home to students from approximately 180 countries.

On these pages, you will find key information for students from Lebanon, including an overview of entry requirements.


The single-site campus is at the heart of the city of Manchester. Manchester is one of the UK’s, and world’s, most popular student cities – a buzzing modern metropolis and a vibrant, cosmopolitan, friendly place to live and learn.

Manchester 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.

We understand the needs of our Muslim staff and students, as well as those of other faiths and beliefs. Our food outlets sell halal food and prayer rooms are widely available on campus. In addition, there are a number of mosques close to the University and within the city itself, as well as Islamic stores offering adhaan clocks, hijabs, jilbabs, Islamic books and much more.

It is budget-friendly for international students as rent tends to be more reasonable than in other locations. 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 the most targeted university by the UK's top graduate employers The Graduate Market 2023, High Fliers Research and among the leading institutions for global graduate employability (QS and Times Higher Education’s respective rankings). The University was also named the Times and Sunday Times top University for employability in 2020.

World-leading research

We are recognised as a global powerhouse of research, with 93% of the University’s research activity assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

The impact of that research makes a real difference, some examples are:

Cure found for rare form of inflammatory bowel disease
University of Manchester scientists awarded a Guinness World Record for the ‘Finest Woven Fabric’  
Rolls Royce to work with graphene experts to pioneer next-generation of aero-engines
Astrophysicists confirm cornerstone of Einstein's Theory of Relativity
Graphene and 2D materials could move electronics beyond Moore's Law

World rankings

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

League tableWorldEuropeUK
QS (2024) 32 8 6
Academic Ranking of World Universities (2023) 41 10 6
Times Higher Education (2024) 51 17 8
Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings (2023)  2 1 1
Times Higher Education ‘Most International University’ rankings (2023)  23 18 10
QS World University Sustainability Rankings 3 1 1