University Guide

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University traces its origins back to the Manchester Mechanics Institute and the Manchester School of Design which formed Manchester Polytechnic in 1970. The University works closely with business, community and academic peers to create great opportunities for all its students. There are currently more than 34,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying across the University’s facilities.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

  • Rankings

    The Complete University Guide has ranked Manchester Metropolitan University 60th overall out of 130 UK universities. The university also ranked in the top 10 for American Studies, Speech & Language Therapy, Information Technology & Systems, Tourism, Transport, Travel & Heritage Studies

  • Employability

    Manchester Metropolitan University’s degrees prepare students for a wide range of fascinating careers, offering support along the way to help them secure their dream job. There are opportunities to enhance vital skills for the workplace such as communication, report writing, logical thinking, teamwork and much more.

  • Fees

    The tuition fees for new undergraduate students in the 2023-2024 academic year is £9,250. For international students, the tuition fees are usually between £16,500 and £18,000 per year.

  • Bursaries

    Manchester Metropolitan University offers a number of bursaries and scholarships to prospective students. These include a First Generation scheme, a Care Leavers’ Bursary, Sports Scholarships and Emergency Support bursaries.


The University halls of residence are conveniently located near the campus and come fully equipped with study spaces, social areas, inclusive bills, insurance and more. Different room types are available which can be different sizes, with en-suite or communal bathrooms or studio options. For some alternative suggestions, head to the AFS page to look at some private student accommodation properties in the area:

Students' Union

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Student’s Union supports students throughout their university life, ensuring they have the best experience possible. As well as offering many clubs and societies, the Student’s Union also campaigns on students’ behalf, volunteers for important charities and helps support the local community.

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Famous for

Manchester Metropolitan University’s Writing School is well known for being led by Carol Ann Duffy DBE, poet Laureate from 2009 to 2019.


The University’s Head of Nursing, Professor Laura Serrant, has recently been named in the top 50 most influential BAME health leaders.

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“Manchester is pretty perfect; just imagine a smaller London, with a slightly edgy and hipster vibe minus the traffic and bank-breaking prices. It almost feels like it’s made for students, and no matter what your passion in life is, be it sports, arts, food or just plain partying, Manchester has it all.”

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