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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is for those who aspire to become one of the world’s professionals. It is one of the UK’s largest and most popular universities, with academic roots dating back to the early 19th Century and boasts a history of achievement to rival many more-established institutions.

Main Campus:

Manchester, Cheshire

Student Population:

 Arts & Design, Health, Psychology & Social Care, Humanities, Law & Social Science, Science & Engineering, Business School


Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University?

Manchester Metropolitan University is for those who aspire to become one of the world’s professionals.  It is one of the UK’s largest and most popular universities, with academic roots dating back to the early 19th Century and boasts a history of achievement to rival many more-established institutions.

Teaching Quality

Manchester Metropolitan University invests in its students, offering courses relevant to the real world, supported by staff who share their passion for their subject in a great environment that fosters creative learning.

  • Manchester Metropolitan University is the UK’s most popular University, in January this year they received more UCAS applications by the Jan 15th deadline than any other university. http://www.mmu.ac.uk/news/news-items/1411/
  • Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Art & Design is one of the largest providers of art and design courses in the UK.
  • This year, The Independent ranked Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK Top 20 in architecture, information and library management, food science, materials technology, sport science and education.
  • The University is an international leader in clothing design and technology.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University is home to the UK’s second largest business school.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest providers of science, engineering and technology education in the UK.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University is in the top 20 of New universities in England according to this year’s Sunday Times.

Research Quality

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the top performing new universities in the UK in terms of its research profile. Research work informs curriculum developments, shapes business and professional practice and influences policy-making, both nationally and internationally.

  • Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to matching its high reputation for teaching with parallel excellence in research. The University is currently ranked fourth of the research active new universities in attracting funds from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
  • Manchester Metropolitan has ‘world leading’ research in the sciences, arts, education and social sciences, according to a UK-wide assessment of university research quality.
  • The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), rated Manchester Metropolitan University’s 17 research areas and found all of them to be producing work of international excellence, with 12 of them rated as world-leading.
  • Overall more than a third of Manchester Metropolitan University research was rated ‘internationally excellent’ or better, and more than three-quarters ‘internationally recognised’.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University sits within the top five per cent of UK universities for exercise and sport science
  • Manchester Metropolitan University’s education research is now in the top 10 in the country, and has world-leading research in health, biomedical sciences, computer science, business and management, social work and social policy, drama, dance, performing arts, environmental science, sociology, English, philosophy and art & design.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University sits within the top 12 per cent for materials science.

International Students

The Greater Manchester area is home to more international students than any other UK region, except London. Of the 38,000 students who attend Manchester Metropolitan University, over 3,200 are international students from over 100 countries.

  • Manchester Metropolitan University gives its students the opportunity to truly broaden their horizons. Students are able to go on exchange to participating universities. It is a great way to experience another culture, country and education system.
  • Study Worldwide – Manchester Metropolitan University has links with universities in USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, China and Japan. Worldwide exchanges last between three months and one academic year depending on the programme  you are studying
  • There is free English language support in every faculty for international students.

Student Satisfaction

Although Manchester Metropolitan University has a 150 year history, it is committed to the future.

  • To ensure its place as a world-class university, a £350 million plus investment programme is underway to strengthen the student experience with emphasis on high-quality, cutting edge teaching facilities and course provision.
  • The new campus in Manchester is set to be the greenest university campus in the UK, with environmental sustainability integral to all design. It ultimately aims to achieve zero net carbon footprint, zero net water consumption and zero off site waste disposal.

Employable Graduates

Manchester Metropolitan University has developed an enviable reputation for providing work-ready graduates with the combination of interpersonal, problem-solving and technical skills that employers want.

  • The facts speak for themselves. In 2008, 91% of Manchester Met graduates went straight to employment or further education within six months of graduation.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University courses are industry driven. It has strong links with over 70 professional bodies and associations, ensuring that the curriculum is informed by the needs of the professions and that its courses provide work-ready graduates to support industry.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University prides itself on encouraging and nurturing enterprise. Manchester Metropolitan University is proud that it has one of the highest proportions of graduates of any university setting up their own business immediately after graduating.

Areas Of Study

Variety of Courses

One of the UK’s most exciting universities, offering a wide variety of courses to equip students with the important skills and qualifications and experience needed to become a sought-after professional.

Campus Facilities


Manchester Metropolitan University is based at six campuses, five in Manchester and one in Cheshire. Central Manchester campuses form part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.

Located both in the dynamic city of Manchester and in the more relaxed campuses of nearby Cheshire, both locations offer outstanding study, leisure, sport, social and entertainment facilities, as well as excellent accommodation.

Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester is located close to the centre of the thriving cosmopolitan city with an eclectic mix of coffee shops, theatres, museums, clothes shops, shopping centres, café bars, pubs, clubs and towering apartment blocks.

As well as dazzling nightlife, the city offers culture and attractions aplenty. There are world-class museums and famous comedy clubs, ballet and opera, theatre and international cinema, and exhibitions on everything from the future of cities to the history of punk rock. Manchester also boasts legendary sporting venues, including the hallowed turf of Old Trafford and the City of Manchester Stadium.

Located in the beautiful English countryside, Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire is 58 kilometres south of Manchester. There is a great choice of shopping, exciting nightlife, quality theatre, world-class sporting events and outdoor pursuits. Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire students enjoy all the advantages of being part of a large and varied university, but do so in a campus environment that offers a sense of community, security and easy access to local towns.

Getting to see all these places is never difficult. The city boasts the busiest bus route in Europe. Although it runs conveniently through the heart of the city, its popularity has probably got something to do with the fact there are free city centre shuttle buses linking the mainline railway stations to the shopping centre and inexpensive bus travel around the city.

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