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University of Manchester

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
  • 52 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 58 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 30 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 33 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 33 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 56 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 34 QS World University Rankings 2018
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,550 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 23%
Institution type Public

About University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a public research university located in Manchester, England. It was formed in 2004 as the result of a merger of the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (est. 1824) and the University of Manchester (est. 1851).

The University of Manchester is a member of the worldwide Universities Research Association group, the Russell Group of British research universities and the N8 Group. It is regarded as a "red brick university", and was a product of the civic university movement of the late 19th century.

The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel laureates among its past and present students and staff, the third-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom after Cambridge and Oxford. Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff – more than any other British university.

Campus information

There is a wide range of university facilities available for use by other organisations and the public:

  • The University of Manchester Library
  • Extensive research facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Whitworth Art Gallery
  • Manchester Museum
  • The John Rylands Library
  • Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
  • Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

There are local bus services running throughout the Greater Manchester area, together with the Metrolink tram service. External services to the Oxford Road area of the campus include:

  • Buses from Piccadilly Bus Station: 14, 16, 41, 42, 43, 43a, 44, 45a, 48, 111, 140, 142, 157, 250.
  • Buses from Oxford Road Station: All buses that run along Oxford Road.
  • Buses from Cross Street outside Boots the Chemist: 47, 87, 50, 143, 197, 291.
  • Buses from Manchester Airport: 43a, 45a.
  • Bus from Piccadilly Train Station: 147.
  • Tram: Alight at St Peter's Square and walk or catch a bus down Oxford Road

The university is located close to both Piccadilly main line station (about two and a half hours from London) and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away.

  • Piccadilly station to Sackville Street
  • Piccadilly station to Oxford Road
  • Victoria station to Sackville Street
  • Oxford Road station to Sackville Street
  • Oxford Road station to Oxford Road campus

Services to the Sackville Street area of the campus include:

  • Tram (Metrolink) – various lines to Piccadilly station, which is a short walk away.
  • Buses along London Road: 107, 192, 196, 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 373.
  • Bus along Sackville Street: 140.


International student coming to Manchester for the first time will benefit from the opportunity to live and study alongside British students, in a safe and welcoming environment. Much of campus accommodation is within two miles (three kilometres) of the University. There are 7,500 rooms offering a variety of types, costs and locations. The range of halls and types of room offered is extensive: from modern self-catering flats through to traditional college-style catered halls of residence. Students are assured of privacy as all rooms are single occupancy. Facilities vary between halls, but many have their own social areas, libraries, music rooms and sports facilities. All rooms have an Internet connection.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 2 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 2 Engineering 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 MBA 1


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