The University of Manchester's transparency information

The University is required by the Office for Students (OfS) to provide transparency information about degree attainment data.

It is important to note that the degree attainment data haven't been contextualised and therefore do not take into account the grades and qualifications students enter the University with. 

The University recognises that some groups of students are currently more likely than others to be awarded a good degree (first or 2:1) and has committed to targets in its Access and Participation Plan (2020-21) to eliminate such gaps where these exist. This includes the gap between White and Black students and White and Asian students, disabled and non-disabled students and between those from the most and least disadvantaged backgrounds. These targets support the OfS’ work to address these gaps which exist at sector level through their key performance measures.

Key for table:

  • N/A – not applicable as no qualifiers at this mode and level;
  • N – 24 or fewer students in this population;
  • DP – data suppressed for data protection reasons.

Additional notes regarding the data:

  • The number of students studying on part-time and apprenticeship undergraduate courses at the University is small, therefore these numbers have been suppressed as they don't meet the required threshold set by the OfS.
  • The classification of a first degree indicates the qualification class obtained. Certain qualifications obtained at first-degree level are not subject to the classification of an award, notably medical and general degrees. These, together with ordinary degrees and aegrotat qualifications are included within unclassified.

Degree attainment data

Percentages of first degrees at grade 2:1 or above by characteristic for 2020-21 qualifiers 

 Percentage
Ethnicity BAME 86.1%
White 92.7%
EIMD quintile 1 and 2 84.3%
3 to 5 93.8%
Gender Female 91.7%
Male 89.8%
Other N

 Use the scroll bar to look along the table columns below:

Mode of studyCharacteristicCharacteristic splitNumber of classified first degrees awardedPercentage  awarded as first classPercentage  awarded as upper second classPercentage  awarded as lower second classPercentage  awarded as third class/passNumber of unclassified first degrees awardedNumber of other undergraduate awards
Full-time Ethnicity Asian 720 36% 50% 11% 3% 140 N
Black 190 24% 53% 20% 4% N N
Mixed 250 45% 48% 6% 2% 30 N
Other 70 34% 51% 14% DP N N
White 3,190 53% 39% 6% 1% 230 90
EIMD quintile 670 34% 49% 14% 3% 50 30
2 610 42% 44% 11% 3% 50 N
3 720 53% 39% 7% 1% 90 30
4 960 49% 45% 5% 1% 90 30
5 1,210 57% 37% 5% 0% 110 30
N/A 250 44% 46% 8% 2% 50 N
Gender Female 2,520 49.9% 41.8% 6.9% 1.5% 240 60
Male 1,900 46.6% 43.2% 8.7% 1.5% 200 70
Other N N N N N N N
Part-time Ethnicity Asian N N N N N N/A N
Black N N N N N N/A N
Mixed N N N N N N/A N
Other N N N N N N/A N
White N N N N N N/A 40
Unknown N N N N N N/A N
EIMD quintile 1 N N N N N N/A N
2 N N N N N N/A N
3 N N N N N N/A N
4 N N N N N N/A N
5 N N N N N N/A N
N/A N N N N N N/A N
Unknown N N N N N N/A N
Gender Female N N N N N N/A 40
Male N N N N N N/A N
Other N N N N N N/A N
Apprenticeships Ethnicity Asian N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Black N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mixed N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
White N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
EIMD quintile 1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Unknown N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Gender Female N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Male N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Other N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A