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The University of Manchester

Why Manchester?

With the same level of teaching and support as our campus students, The University of Manchester is a first-choice destination for distance learners from all over the world.

The University of Manchester is one of the world’s leading institutions in both teaching and research, ranked 38th in the world, eighth in Europe and sixth in the UK in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The Research Excellence Framework rated 83% of our research as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in 2014, and we aim to bring this expertise into our distance learning courses, providing you with an outstanding education informed by cutting-edge research.

Why choose Manchester for online and distance learning?

Our distance learning model is particularly popular with working professionals who wish to develop their careers and prefer the flexibility of distance learning to full-time education.

Throughout your studies, you will often find yourself working within small online groups to discuss key subjects and reflect on workplace experiences. Many of our distance learners find this an invaluable opportunity to network with other professionals in their field.

After you have completed your studies you will be very welcome to come to Manchester for your graduation ceremony – a great opportunity to meet all the staff and students you have spent so much time with online.

You will also become part of the largest global alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK. Manchester alumni help you maintain a lifelong connection with us and each other, and whenever possible, we involve past students in the teaching of future distance learners, sharing their experiences of the course, offering practical advice and showing how online education has enriched their lives and benefited their careers.