Manchester Metropolitan University

About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan is a public university in Manchester, England. Initially established as the Manchester Mechanics Institute IN 1824, the institution underwent a number of structural and name changes over the years before it became a university in 1992 under its current name.

It is one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom, with 4,400 staff members and 38,000 students enrolled, and is home to a diverse foreign student population from over 120 countries.

The University ranks among the world's top 200 universities under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018).

The university consists of five faculties, twelve research centers and a number of departments, schools and programs of professional support that support the university's efforts.

85% of Manchester Metropolitan's research has a 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' impact. The School of Architecture is ranked 7th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) and its Business School has prestigious AACSB and AMBA accreditations, making it one of the world's leading business schools.

In 2014, it was recognized in the Research Excellence Framework results as a top 'new' university for its health research, while the institution has long been at the forefront of Early Years and Childhood Studies development.

The University has business partnerships with global businesses like Nike, Hilton, DHL and Dentsu Aegis Network.

93% of undergraduate students (DLHE survey 2016/17) are in an work or continuing education six months after completion of their studies


Initially, Manchester Metropolitan University operated seven campuses across Manchester (All Saints, Aytoun, Didsbury, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Hollings) and in Cheshire (Alsager and Crewe). At present, it conducts education at two campus sites - All Saints and Cheshire. 

Facilities in Campus

The university made substantial investment in its late facilities, constructing a new student union building, new labs, a £10million fitness and sport science center, and a £6million contemporary arts center on its campus in Cheshire.

Location Specialities 

Manchester Metropolitan University is situated close to the city center with a combination of coffee shops, theaters, museums, department outlets, shopping malls, café bars, pubs and clubs .

University is   situated in the middle of Manchester, between world-famous music, arts, shopping and sports venues and the second largest Chinatown in the United Kingdom.

Manchester is deemed Britain's 'best city to live in' (Global Liveability Survey 2018 by the Economist Intelligence Unit) and one of the top 10 most exciting cities in the world (Time Out City Life Index 2018).

The city is also known for its vibrant cultural scene, with more than 75 museums and galleries to discover the Greater Manchester.

London is less than two and a half hours away by train.


There is a wide variety of housing available either in Manchester Metropolitan University Halls or by licensed private providers registered with Manchester Student Homes.

Accommodation halls include 11 residence halls; seven are university-owned or leased halls and four are partnership halls.

Most of the accommodation is within a short walk of the main academic and student buildings.


  • 751 in QS world Rankings 2020
  • 62nd in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 79th in the Guardian University Guide 2020

Teaching Quality  

Universities excellent teaching quality has been recognised with Silver award Teaching Excellence Framework.

Academic Divisions

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health, Psychology and Social Care
  • Science and Engineering

Why Manchester Metropolitan University?

  •  Modern university with a proud tradition – the top 200 university under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019) with higher education origins since 1824.
  •  Industry-relevant degrees – ties to professional associations like AACSB, ACCA, CIMA and RIBA with various accreditation courses and activities.
  •  A diverse international population – one of the biggest university populations in the UK with over 38,000 students, of which 3,500 are foreign students.
  •  Exciting location: Manchester Metropolitan Campus is situated in the middle of Manchester, the world's most exciting city.

How to Reach? Or Travel

  •  The campus is situated near to the city's train stations, the Metrolink tramways and major motorway networks.
  •  Manchester International Airport is 10 miles (16 km) south of Manchester City Centre.

Manchester Metropolitan University Scholarships / Financial Aid

  • Manchester Metropolitan University offers merit-based financial aids to students in various forms of scholarships to fund studies in the UK.
  • International Undergraduate Scholarships:
    • The university offers a scholarship of 2,000 EUR every year to the international students enrolled in full-time undergraduate courses.
    • Eligible students will be awarded automatically, an application is not required.
  • International Postgraduate Scholarships:
    • The university offers a scholarship of 2,500 EUR every year to the high achieving international students enrolled in full-time postgraduate courses.
    • Eligible students will be awarded automatically, the application is not required.
  • International Students can also apply for the following scholarships:
  • Vice-Chancellor International Scholarship
    • 5,000 EUR is awarded to high achieving international students enrolled in taught courses.
    • The application is required for this scholarship.
  • Research Degree Scholarships: Awarded by the faculties on a Project basis.
  • Dalton International Scholarships: A total of seven scholarshipsworth 5,000 EUR each, awarded to students enrolled in full-time master courses.
  • International Students can also avail of financial aids or funding through sports scholarships, alumni loyalty discounts, course-specific postgraduate scholarships. Students can also apply for external funding from The British Council.

Famous Aluminis

  • Steve Coogan (Actor)
  • Jenny Eclair (Comedian)
  • Mick Hucknall (Simply Red)
  • Jonathan Mildenhall (Vice President of Coca Cola)
  • Peter Saville (Graphic designer)

English Language Requirements


  • Undergraduate – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5
  • Postgraduate / Post Graduate Research – 6.5 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5


  • Undergraduate – 79 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking
  • Postgraduate / Post Graduate Research – 89 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking


Undergraduate – 53 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.
Postgraduate / Post Graduate Research – 61 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

For more Details on Entry RequirementsClick HERE.

Manchester Metropolitan University Highlights

Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Year of Establishment 1970
Programs Offered Full-time, Part-time, Online
Total Enrollment 38,000+
International Students 3,000+
Intake Season Fall
Accommodation Available

Manchester Metropolitan University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

  • The estimated cost of attendance while studying in the UK depends on several factors like the program applied for, tuition fees, books and supplies, housing, dining, transportation etc.
  • Estimated Tuition Fees for 2020-2021 academic session at Manchester Metropolitan University are:
Course Fees
Undergraduate Courses 15,000 - 16,500 EUR
Graduate Taught Courses 16,000 - 17,000 EUR
Graduate Research Courses 16,000 - 27,500 EUR (varies band wise)
Avg.Living Cost 7,500 - 8,500 EUR per year
  • Tuition Fees for some courses can vary depending upon any additional cost such as field trips or expense of equipment.
  • Tuition Fees for postgraduate research courses (Ph.D., MPhil, MRes) are categorized into 5 Tuition bands,
  • Students can expect an average cost of living ranging from 7,500 - 8,500 EUR per year, based on the minimum expenses.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 13,334


£ 16,334

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 12,320

Campus accommodation

£ 8,320

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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