With academic roots stretching back to 1824, The University of Manchester is one of the most respected universities worldwide.

The University is currently ranked 27th in the world according to QS (2021) and is placed 5th in the UK according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. 

Our campus includes more than 10,500 students from 150 countries outside the UK and is at the heart of the city of Manchester, a vibrant and multicultural European metropolis.

The University of Manchester is one of the UK's most popular destinations for students from Zimbabwe who apply across the full range of courses available at Manchester.

Popular subjects include: 

  • Actuarial Science
  • Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
  • Law
  • Nursing
  • Economics
  • Medicine 


The University was named the Times and Sunday Times top University for employability in 2020.

We are also the most targeted university in the UK by the nation's top graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research).  

World-leading research

We are one of the highest-ranked universities in the UK in terms of research power, with 83% of research activity judged to be 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Read more about Manchester's performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework

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World rankings

International rankings compare universities from across the globe for their research performance and academic reputation. We’re proud to be among the world’s top 50 universities and world number one in the THE Impact Rankings for the social and environmental impact of our research to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

League tableWorldEuropeUK
Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings  1  1  1
Academic Ranking of World Universities (2021) 35 9 5
QS (2021) 27 8 6
Reuters Top 100: Europe's most innovative universities (2019) - 8 4
Times Higher Education (2022)  50  16  8
Times Higher Education ‘most international university’ rankings (2021)  23  -  -