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We are The University of Manchester
Since our introduction in 1824, we’ve always looked to do things differently. We’re inspired by new ideas and our discoveries change society for the better. This is the place to consider your role in the world, explore how you can make a difference to others and design the future you want to be a part of.
Top ten globally for impact towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2022
University of the year for graduate recruitment
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
27th best university in the world, 8th in Europe and 6th in the UK
QS World Rankings 2021
25 Nobel Prize winners worked or studied at Manchester
The Manchester difference
A leader in social impact
We were the first UK university to set social responsibility as a core goal. You’ll have the chance to engage with the world’s biggest questions and make a difference.
Whether you’re learning on campus, remotely or through a combination of both, you’ll learn from the world’s brightest minds and set yourself up for future success.
In the UK, we're the second most targeted university by the nation's top graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2021, High Fliers Research).
Our international community
You’ll belong to one of the largest student communities in Europe, with 40,000 students from 160 countries, all united by the Manchester spirit.
With accommodation guaranteed for your first year, there's something for everyone. Will you be part of the bustling city, or perhaps the quiet green of our suburbs?
Take the quiz below to find your perfect new home at Manchester and apply before the 31 August deadline.
Explore your subject
Discover more about what your learning experience looks like at Manchester with dedicated subject webinars, virtual tours, student chat, Q&As and more.
Our support is built around you and our teams are here to help you be your best. There’s always someone to talk to if you’re worried about any issues relating to your studies, money, health or wellbeing.
We can help you manage your budget with information on fees, cost of living and financial support.
From alternative arrangements in exams to study software, if you have additional needs, our team are here to help.
Our Library is one of the best-resourced in the country, and home to an award-winning skills programme.
Your wellbeing is important and we want to help you take control and give you the tools to look after your mind and body.
A brilliant campus, at the heart of the UK's most liveable city.
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