About The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a historic institution, known for its groundbreaking discoveries and high-quality research with a global impact. Tracing its history back to 1824, this Russell Group university offers an exciting city campus environment and some of the best-funded student facilities in the UK. This highly-ranked university is popular among international students for its teaching quality, employability prospects and student experience with one of the largest and diverse student communities in the country - made up of students from 160 countries.
A historic university with a reputation for academic excellence
The University of Manchester prides itself as one of the most respected institutions in the world, a reputation earned through the high quality of education offered throughout its 190-year history. It's position in the global top 30 (6th in the UK and 27th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020) reinforces its position as a globally-respected university.
From the splitting of the atom and the birth of the first working computer, to the discovery of Graphene and the invention of the contraceptive pill - The University of Manchester has been at the heart of scientific and social innovations that have changed the world. With as many as 25 Nobel Prize winners among former students and staff, the university's academic pedigree is among the very best across the globe.
The University of Manchester is also a member of the Russell Group, a group of elite universities renowned for their high quality teaching and research. Placing 5th in the UK for 'research power' (Research Excellence Framework 2014), this university is among the best in Europe in terms of academic and social impact.
Whitworth Hall at The University of Manchester
University of Manchester library
Outside The University of Manchester
Lawn outside The University of Manchester
Students outside The University of Manchester
Whitworth Building at The University of Manchester
The John Rylands library
Students using computer lab
Alan Gilbert Learning Commons
Alan Gilbert Learning Commons study space
A truly international and diverse student community
The University of Manchester prides itself on its large and diverse student community, in fact it's also the UK's largest with 40,000 students - of which over a quarter are international. The university's 380,000 alumni consist of students from nearly 200 countries around the world. The university's commitment to global diversity is reflected in its position in the Top 40 most international universities in the world Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
As an international student you can be sure you'll find a place to fit in at University of Manchester. The city of Manchester is often cited as the UK's language capital with an estimated 200 languages spoken by residents. From the UK's second-largest Chinatown to the culinary delights of Rusholme, Manchester promises to be an exciting multicultural adventure. Still can't find what you're lookin for? Start or join a club at the university's Student's Union, the largest in the UK. Or join the International Society, supported by the University of Manchester to join trips and cultural events around the UK.
A university targeted by top employers
The University of Manchester is a perpetual favourite among top employers in the UK, due to the university's combination of academic quality and student diversity. In the latest rankings the university was designated as the Number one targeted university by top employers in the UK (High Fliers Research 2018). With , you can be confident that the University of Manchester will give you the transferable skills to succeed in the world of work.
You can also develop your skills through the university's unique careers service Stellify. From exciting and distinctive extracurricular activities to inspirational academic projects, Stellify aims to broaden your horizons and add something special to your academic record.