Living costs for master's students
Living costs for master's students in Manchester are comparable to other major UK cities but are much lower than in London.
As a master's student, it is important to budget sensibly to ensure you have enough money for the duration of your studies. Although living costs can vary greatly from student to student, the table below gives a breakdown of the essential living expenses of an average Manchester student for one academic year.
The estimates are based on the average annual expenditure of a single postgraduate student on a full-time course.
These costs are intended as a guide only.
Estimated living costs 2022/23 for postgraduate students
|Cost||52 weeks||Weekly cost (based on 52 weeks)|
|Meals (excluding meals out)||£2,600||£38.94|
|Local transport (excludes travelling home / visiting friends)||£535||Weekly, monthly and annual bus passes available|
|Other (eg mobile phone bill, socialising, laundry, photocopying and printing)||£2,600||£50|