University of Manchester
University of Manchester


University of Manchester  Ranking



University of Manchester  Location

North England

University of Manchester University of Manchester


University Ranking




North England


Key Information
Location Manchester, England
Established 1824
Percent International Students 23.2%
Famous For Business, MBA, Marketing
International Fees £16,500-19,700
Key Information
Location Manchester, England
Established 1824
Percent International Students 23.2%
Famous For Business, MBA, Marketing
International Fees £16,500-19,700


The University of Manchester is based in the north of England and is among the largest universities in the UK, with over 28,000 students (almost 9,000 international) currently enrolled alongside 10,000 staff. The University is famous for its academic and research excellence, and is also a member of the Russell Group.

The University of Manchester currently has 25 Nobel Prize winners among current and former staff and students, and 91% of Manchester’s recent graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. In the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong World Rankings, the University of Manchester is ranked 41st in the world, eighth in Europe and fifth in the UK.

Following the last Quality Assurance Agency review in 2011, it was stated that: “confidence can reasonably be placed in the soundness of the institution's present and likely future management of the quality of the learning opportunities available to students”, the best possible outcome for the University.

Services for International Students

The University of Manchester has a dedicated team providing a wide range of services upon your arrival. An airport collection service provides a warm welcome and orientation courses help you quickly settle into life in the UK. Ongoing support is provided throughout your time at the University, whether you're seeking advice about visa information or immigration, looking to further develop your academic English, or you want spend some free time travelling in the UK.

The University of Manchester has a full range of on-campus health facilities with doctors, nurses and dentists. All students have full access to the health centre and all health care fees are fully covered by the National Health Service for full time students.


  • 32nd in the Times University Guide 2017
  • 31st in the Guardian University Guide 2017
  • 29th in the QS World University Rankings 2017

The University of Manchester offers an exceptionally wide range of subjects for undergraduate and postgraduate study and 83% of research activity was judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*). Manchester was ranked in fifth place in terms of research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

The following University of Manchester subjects all rank highly nationally:

  • American Studies
  • Biological Sciences
  • Building
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • East and South Asian Studies
  • Iberian Languages
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Middle Eastern and African studies
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy


The University of Manchester offers a wide range of accommodation options for all students, and guarantees a place in University managed accommodation for international students. The University has over 8,000 rooms available.


Manchester is located three hours north of London by train and is a city with a world famous reputation for sport and culture. The city is home to some of Britain’s finest art galleries, theatres and museums, with the fantastic and unique architecture of the city's industrial past and vibrant present providing a beautiful backdrop to your stay in the city.


  • Louis de Bernières – Author
  • Dr Mark Kermode – Film Critic
  • Ben Elton – Writer and Comedian
  • Anna Ford – Broadcaster and Journalist
  • Sir Norman Foster – Architect and Designer
  • Teo Chee Hean – Deputy Prime Minster and Minister for Defence (Singapore)
  • Ian P Livingston – Chief Executive, British Telecommunications
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Actor
  • HE George Maxwell Richards – President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Lord Terrence Burns – Chairman, Santander
  • Winnie Cheung – Chief Executive, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Sir Philip Craven – President, International Paralympic Society
  • Chuka Ummuna – Shadow Secretary of State for Business Innovation

University of Manchester posts from the SI-UK blog

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The Global Employability University Ranking 2015 has been revealed, with 12 UK universities featuring in the top 150. The ranking, which was designed…Read more

University College London, University Creative Arts and University of Manchester to host UK University Fair seminars

The UK University Fair takes place at the Lancaster London Hotel this weekend and international students will not only get the chance to meet over 90…Read more

Top 4 universities in the UK for American Studies

Are you an international student interested in learning more about the history, development and future of the United States? If so, studying American…Read more

Nine UK universities in the world top 100

There are nine UK universities in the world top 100, with Cambridge at fifth and Oxford at tenth, the Independent reports. Compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong…Read more

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