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Manchester Metropolitan University has a proud heritage dating back to 1824. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 34,000 students enrolled, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries.
The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020), which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching.
Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports venues and the second largest Chinatown in the UK. Manchester is considered Britain’s ‘best city to live in’ (Global Liveability Survey 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit) and one of the world's top 10 most exciting cities (Time Out City Life Index 2019).
The University is undergoing a £400m+ investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces and 85% of Manchester Metropolitan’s research has a 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' impact. Its School of Architecture is ranked 3rd in the UK for architecture courses and 11th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021. It is home to a triple accredited Business School, placing it among an elite group of business schools worldwide.
Manchester Metropolitan provides its students with regular employability events including advice workshops, industry networking, guest speakers and careers fairs. The University has industry links with global companies, including Nike, Walt Disney, Microsoft, IBM and more. Students also receive lifelong access to a digital careers service to boost their career prospects.
The University provides a range of scholarships for international students of up to £3,000, plus prestigious Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor scholarships for specific courses. T&C’s apply.
Manchester Metropolitan University's dedicated student services team offers international students career advice, counselling, learning support, and chaplaincy. The University offers free language support for international students in the form of lessons and individual consultations. At the beginning of the year there is a meet and greet service from Manchester International Airport to help new international students find their way to the University.
Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 85% of the research environment in English Language and Literature was rated 'world leading' and 'internationally excellent'. Overall, 60% of the submitted research output was deemed ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and the University rose 12 places in the research quality rankings and is now 53rd in the research power rankings.
Manchester Met provide on-campus accommodation available to suit different budgets. All Manchester Met international students are guaranteed accommodation in student halls as long as:
Manchester Met offer an excellent choice of accommodation, from en-suite rooms in shared flats to traditional bedrooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms, all of which are close to campus. All accommodation has local facilities, including shops, restaurants and cafes, and excellent transport links to help you explore the area.
Manchester Metropolitan University has a city centre campus in the heart of Manchester.
Manchester Metropolitan University is located close to a mix of coffee shops, theatres, museums, clothes shops, shopping centres, café bars, pubs, clubs and towering apartment blocks. London is just two hours away by train. Students can enjoy all the advantages of being part of a large and varied university but do so in a campus environment that offers a sense of community, security and easy access to local towns.
Learn more about studying and living in Manchester by speaking to Manchester Met’s international student ambassadors. Ask questions about student life, studying in the UK and what it’s like to be an international student in the UK.
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