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The University of Manchester is based in the north of England and is among the largest universities in the UK, with around 38,000 students (almost 9,000 international) currently enrolled alongside 10,000 staff. The University is famous for its academic and research excellence, and is also a member of the Russell Group.
The University of Manchester currently has 25 Nobel Prize winners among current and former staff and students, and 91% of Manchester’s recent graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. In the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Manchester is ranked 33rd in the world and sixth in the UK.
Following the last Quality Assurance Agency review, it was stated that: “confidence can reasonably be placed in the soundness of the institution's present and likely future management of the quality of the learning opportunities available to students”, the best possible outcome for the University.
In addition to 25 Nobel prizes (ten for physics, nine for chemistry, three for physiology/medicine and three for Economics), the University’s pioneering work is extensive and Manchester offers substantial opportunities for intellectually curious students amidst a friendly networked and ambitious community.
With more clubs and societies than any other university (480+) and ranked as the most targeted university by graduate recruiting companies more frequently than any other university (High Fliers 2006 – 2019), the University of Manchester’s vibrant and dynamic environment can lead to outstanding experiences both during and after studies.
The University of Manchester has a dedicated team providing a wide range of services upon your arrival. An airport collection service provides a warm welcome and orientation courses help you quickly settle into life in the UK. Ongoing support is provided throughout your time at the University, whether you're seeking advice about visa information or immigration, looking to further develop your academic English, or you want spend some free time travelling in the UK.
The University of Manchester has a full range of on-campus health facilities with doctors, nurses and dentists. All students have full access to the health centre and all health care fees are fully covered by the National Health Service for full time students.
The University of Manchester offers an exceptionally wide range of subjects for undergraduate and postgraduate study and 83% of research activity was judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*). Manchester was ranked in fifth place in terms of research power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
The following University of Manchester subjects all rank highly nationally:
The University of Manchester offers a wide range of accommodation options for all students, and guarantees a place in University managed accommodation for international students. The University has over 8,000 rooms available.
Manchester is located three hours north of London by train and is a city with a world famous reputation for sport and culture. The city is home to some of Britain’s finest art galleries, theatres and museums, with the fantastic and unique architecture of the city's industrial past and vibrant present providing a beautiful backdrop to your stay in the city.
I sincerely thank SI-UK for getting me accepted to UCL. The MSc in Urban Development and Planning is extremely competitive, but the right guidance provided by SI-UK made my dream of studying at University College London a reality. The services were exceptional from beginning to end.
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