Rankings for Manchester Metropolitan University

Rankings for Manchester Metropolitan University

A top 3% global university

MMU has been ranked in the top 3% of universities globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016), and voted as the 'best UK university for student experience' (Guardian University Awards 2013).

90% of graduates are in jobs or further study six months after graduating. And the Business School is placed in the top 5% of global universities with AACSB accreditation.

The University has more professional accreditations than any other UK university, is a leading force in many higher education subject areas.

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Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the higher education provider delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

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Complete University Guide 2017 rankings

MMU climbed 16 places in the Complete University Guide 2017, making it the UK’s biggest riser.

The University is ranked in the UK top 15 for 8 subject areas, where 'graduate prospects' measures the percentage of graduates in professional jobs or postgraduate study six months after leaving:

  • 6th - Aural & Oral Studies, including 90% for graduate prospects
  • 10th - Librarianship & Information Management
  • 12th - Forensic Science
  • 12th - Physiotherapy, including 94% for graduate prospects
  • 13th - Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism
  • 13th - Nursing, including 100% for graduate prospects
  • 15th - Art & Design
  • 15th - Materials Technology

33 out of the 41 measured subject areas scored 80% or higher overall, including:

  • 98.8% - Aural & Oral Studies
  • 97.8% - Nursing
  • 94.2% - Physiotherapy
  • 90.8% - Social Work
  • 90.8% - Sports Science
  • 90.6% - Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism

33 out of the 41 measured subject areas scored 4/5 or higher for student satisfaction, including:

  • 4.38 - Psychology
  • 4.33 - Sports Science
  • 4.35 - Philosophy
  • 4.35 - Nursing
  • 4.32 - English
  • 4.32 - Anatomy & Physiology
INTO Manchester in partnership with MMU Rafael Cabrera from Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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"I had the grades to go to the other universities, but I went to MMU. It was the best decision I ever made. I like MMU and their standards. It’s not all about the ranking; it’s about the quality of education you receive and what you make of it."

Meet Rafael from Venezuela who studied the International Foundation in Business and Humanities. He progressed to MMU to achieve a BA (Hons) Business Enterprise and is currently studying MA International Food Management at MMU.

How did studying at INTO Manchester help you progress to Manchester Metropolitan University?

Everything has been a piece of cake for me and that’s because of INTO Manchester. I was taught independent learning and critical analysis. This is key for when you go to university, it’s a phrase you will hear all the time. It opened my mind; this is how you need to look at things, this is how you need to write about them. I developed important skills that I have used throughout university.

Can you describe what the Manchester Metropolitan staff and facilities are like?

They have invested £millions in new facilities. The buildings are awesome inside, they are amazing! Everything is very centred to the student. The staff at MMU are what makes MMU what it is; they’re very good, they know what they’re doing, are very efficient and they teach you a lot of important things. There is always someone specialised available for any problem that you might have. I think the staff and facilities are awesome.

Would you recommend the INTO Manchester experience to others?

100% and I have. Since I graduated from INTO Manchester, I have recommended it to several people. I always recommend this place. In my year there, I had a lot of work to do and a lot of progression to make, but after that year it has been a very smooth ride for me at university and it has been thanks to INTO Manchester. I especially would recommend INTO Manchester now I’m close to finishing my time at university, it was really easy and I have to be thankful to INTO Manchester for that.

Guardian League Table 2017 rankings

28 out of the 34 subject areas measured scored 80% or above for satisfaction with the course, including:

  • 98.0% - Philosophy
  • 94.9% - Economics
  • 94.9% - Education
  • 93.0% - Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • 93.0% - Nursing & Midwifery
  • 92.9% - Modern Languages & Linguistics

29 out of the 34 subject areas measured scored 80% or above for satisfaction with teaching, including:

  • 95.2% - Philosophy
  • 94.8% - Nursing & Midwifery
  • 93.8% - Health Professions
  • 93.3% - History
  • 93.3% - History of Art
  • 92.3% - Modern Languages & Linguistics

The Times Higher Education World University 2016 rankings

The University was ranked joint 11th in the UK for 'Best university under 50 years old in 2016' by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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