University of Manchester - Overview

With a distinguished history of academic achievement and an ambitious agenda for the future, The University of Manchester offers a learning experience rooted in a rich educational heritage and boosted by cutting-edge research and innovation – all at the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting student cities. Its tradition of success in learning and research stretches back over 180 years. The birth of the modern computer, the splitting of the atom, the founding principles of present-day economics – all these and many more world-changing innovations have their roots at The University of Manchester. Today, research remains at the heart of The University of Manchester. The institution researches in a wider range of academic areas than any other British university and is at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, boasting strong collaborative links with industry and the public services, and making a real difference through its international research centres, which explore a diverse range of topics. The latest independent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), published in December 2008, ranked an impressive 65% of research activity at the University as “world-leading” (4*) or “internationally excellent” (3*).

University of Manchester - International Ties

With a distinguished history of academic achievement and an ambitious agenda for the future, The University of Manchester offers a learning experience rooted in a rich educational heritage and boosted by cutting-edge research and innovation – all at the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting student cities. Its tradition of success in learning and research stretches back over 180 years. The birth of the modern computer, the splitting of the atom, the founding principles of present-day economics – all these and many more world-changing innovations have their roots at The University of Manchester. Today, the university enjoys a global reputation for both its pioneering research and its problem-based approach to learning. Since 2005, the University has risen in the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities Survey conducted by Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, from 53rd to 41st in the world, and seventh in Europe, confirming it as a progressive and world-class teaching and research institution. Already a prestigious Russell Group university, Manchester aims to become one of the top 25 universities in the world by 2015 and the preferred destination for the best teachers, researchers and students.

University of Manchester - Facts and Numbers

The University of Manchester is the UK's largest single-site University with more than 38,000 students and more than 4,600 FTE academic and research staff. The University has a rich academic heritage with more than 25 Nobel Prize winners amongst its current and former staff and students. Rutherford split the atom here, the world's first modern computer was built in 1948 and more recently graphene was discovered in Manchester. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the University was rated third in the UK for 'research power' and offers more than 420 undergraduate programmes across the full range of academic disciplines.

Ranking  27      6
Country United Kingdom
City Manchester
Foundation & Access (foreigners)20,341 USD/year.
Bachelor (foreigners)26,247 USD/year.
Master (foreigners)23,622 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens)12,500 USD/year.
Master (citizens)7,500 USD/year.
Cost of living $585-1,214 USD/Month.
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1851
Abbreviation UoM
Teachers 4,626
Students 34,470
Foreigners 35%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Motto
Knowledge, Wisdom, Humanity
Accreditation
• Privy Council
Affiliations
• European University Association (EUA)
• N8 Group
• The Russell Group
• Universities UK
• North West Universities Association
Rankings
World ranking27
Country ranking6
Academic Reputation30
Employer Reputation13
Quality of teaching136
International Faculty157
International Students48
Citations per Faculty210
Ranking in world by sphere
Arts and Humanities43
Engineering and Technology48
Life Sciences and Medicine52
Natural Science44
Social Sciences and Management35
Ranking in world by discipline
Mathematics101
Physics13
Chemistry101
Computer Science51
Economics & Business51
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking27
QS World University Rankings33
ARWU Academic Ranking41
Cost of living in Manchester
Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
Accommodation 256 368
Food 168 373
Transportation 50 218
Communications and utilities 71 103
Clothing 20 76
Sports and leisure 21 74
Total5851,214
Accommodation in Manchester USD/Month.
Shared room outside of centre259
Shared room in city centre372
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre507
1 bedroom apartment in city centre682
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة مانشستر
cy Prifysgol Manceinion
German Universität Manchester
Spanish Universidades en Manchester
French Université de Manchester
Japanese マンチェスター大学
Korean 맨체스터 대학교
Portuguese Universidade de Manchester
Russian Манчестерский университет
Chinese 曼彻斯特大学
old University of Manchester