Overview

The University of Manchester is a public research-oriented university situated in Manchester, England. It is one of the famous public universities and a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. The motto of the university is ‘ Knowledge, Wisdom, and Humanity’. It has launched a pioneering Stellify initiative to enable every student to make a difference. The University proves its’ worth on ‘Stellify’ that means ‘to change, or be changed, into a star’. It shows the pathway of resilience and sustainability through which all students will reach above and beyond. Students can be a ‘stellify’ themselves at Manchester. The University takes transformative initiatives on the academic and prestigious extra-curricular accolade. Manchester is the only university in the UK to make a difference in social and economic wellbeing. The University is passionate enough to grow, lead, share ideas, and recognize more than 150 social responsibility initiatives that is a part of the annual Making a Difference Awards. A unique teaching quality, world-class research, public events, and activities change the vision of the social responsibility and inspire to step forward to work together equally for the betterment of the communities. Social responsibility includes social inclusion, better health, environmental sustainability, cultural engagement, public engagement, civic engagement, the UN’s sustainable development, and so on.

The University of Manchester: Rankings and Achievements

  • Ranked 51st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
  • Secured 27th place in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • Secured 18th place in the Times University Guide 2021
  • Ranked 25th in the Guardian University Guide 2021
  • Secured36th position in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020
  • Secured fifth place in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
  • Manchester wins 25 Nobel Prizes among current and former staff and students.

Still, Manchester holds the excellence in research fields as its 83% of research activity was judged to be world-leading (4*) as well as ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

History

The University of Manchester originated with the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University Of Manchester Institute Of Science and Technology (UMIST), In 2004, the red brick university was established in the major industrial cities of England and was famous among the nine civic universities in the 19th century (after the civic university movement). The main campus of the University of Manchester is located at the south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road in England. At first, the University consists of three faculties and then, it is subdivided into schools teaching with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs, This institution is the 3rd largest as well as a single-site university in the UK. The University is well-known for its’ financial endowments and after the reputed universities of Cambridge, Oxford, takes place the fifth-largest endowment of any university in the UK. The cultural attraction of the Manchester Museum, John Rylands Library, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jodrell Bank Observatory, Whitworth Art Gallery, all are operated by the University.

Faculties

The University of Manchester comprises the undergraduate and postgraduate programs along with diplomas and certification program that is successful in the field of teaching and research. The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health is made up of three academic Schools:

  • The School of Biological Sciences
  • The School of Medical Sciences
  • The School of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Science and Engineering consists of the following Schools and Departments:

  • The School of Engineering
  • The School of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities comprises the four academic Schools:

  • Alliance Manchester Business School
  • School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
  • School of Environment, Education and Development, and
  • School of Social Sciences

Student statistics

  • Undergraduate – 67%

  • Postgraduate – 33%

  • Full-time students – 91%

  • Part-time students – 9%

  • UK/EU students – 80.9%

  • International students – 19.1%

  • Female – 54%

  • Male – 46%

Faculties

The University of Manchester comprises the undergraduate and postgraduate programs along with diplomas and certification program that is successful in the field of teaching and research. The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health is made up of three academic Schools:

  • The School of Biological Sciences
  • The School of Medical Sciences
  • The School of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Science and Engineering consists of the following Schools and Departments:

  • The School of Engineering
  • The School of Natural Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities comprises the four academic Schools:

  • Alliance Manchester Business School
  • School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
  • School of Environment, Education and Development, and
  • School of Social Sciences

The University of Manchester: Fee Structure

The international tuition fee is £17,000- £21,000

The University of Manchester: Scholarships

With the collaboration of the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, The University of Manchester offers postgraduate scholarships (GREAT scholarships 2021) for overseas students.

  • Global Futures Scholarship is applicable for both undergraduate and master’s students that is going to start in September 2021.
  • GREAT Scholarships for a sustainable future.
  • Equity and Merit Scholarships are applicable for international master’s students. The talent who has a contribution to the sustainable development in home countries.
    (Both Full-time, on-campus master’s and Part-time, distance learning masters )
  • The SDGs, Equity and Merit Scholarship offers the professionals in the Global South. The Scholarship is divided into two categories:
    1) Full-time, on-campus master’s (one-year duration)
    2) Part-time, distance learning master’s (three to five years’ duration)
  • Article 26 Sanctuary Seeker Scholarships,
  • Social Responsibility Scholarships,
  • International Stellar Scholarships,
  • Scholarships for BSc (Hons) Business Accounting ‘Flying Start’ Degree,
  • Commonwealth Scholarships,
  • Chevening Scholarships, and so on.

Facilities and Services

  • The University Research Faculties provide many facilities like Flow Cytometry Facility, Genomic Technologies Core Facility, Electron Microscopy Core Facility, and so on.
  • Conference Facility.
  • The University of Manchester provides an opportunity to work after completing undergraduate or master’s degrees. The New Graduate Route offers two years’ work placement facility to the graduates. Even, the Ph.D. holders are eligible to stay for three years to gather work experience.
  • Students can access books by using the Click and Collect Service.
  • High demandable Study spaces are available at Library sites and in halls of residence.
    Students, staff, and researchers get expert supports from a special and well-equipped libraries. Therefore, award-winning skills support ‘My Learning Essentials’ and’ My Research Essentials’ are the two active Online supports.

Student Life

The University of Manchester belongs to the country’s largest students’ union. The Union is a mouthpiece of students that take every necessary step for students’ well-fare. It is active enough from the University welcome week to the Alumni night. Therefore, the institute provides award- winning services and make the most out of the university experience. Students from different cultures, languages, religions and ethnic groups create community meetings and make friends from across the world. Today’s The University of Manchester Students’ Union is an amalgamation of the University of Manchester Union and the UMIST Students’ Association. Therefore, an executive team of 8 members is committed to working for the betterment of the institution. Students can participate in sports as well as well-being facilities. The Armitage Sports Centre, the Manchester Aquatics Centre, Sugden Sports Centre, and the Wellbeing Rooms are available on campus. The University’s holistic development runs by the students that provide counseling services, free sports, and well-being activities, workshops like time management, essay writing, or referencing. Social responsibility, as well as volunteering opportunities, are accepted very seriously and Students can give rise to any queries or problems at all times. Apart from them, Care experienced students of Manchester remain busy with financial help, emotional help, free as well as independent advice, support to disabled students ( DASS) and so on.

Living Accommodation

The city is a home for Art and Culture decorated with museums, theatres, art galleries, unique architectural industries, and full of green. The City accommodation is the place of lectures and study spaces. Metropolitan streets, green spaces surrounded by the university campus. It takes only five minutes to walk to move to the north and south of the campus. Many buses are available to travel along the Oxford Road corridor. The University provides guaranteed accommodation for international students. Denmark Road is the high demandable accommodation closed to the academic campus. The George Kenyon Hall is another high demandable building that provides facilities with self-contained flats shared kitchen in each flat, modern en suite facilities, audiovisual common rooms or a launderette, and so on. An active Residents Association executes the events throughout the year. The kitchen/lounge is well-equipped with a microwave, toaster, cooker, freezer, etc. The Horniman house situated on the corner of Oxford Road belongs to excellent transport links, shops and restaurants. The Weston Hall is a self-catered residence operated by a residential life team. Whitworth Park, situated near to the sports centre, libraries and Students Union. Bar in residence, computer cluster, sports facilities, on-site security, key card controlled access, laundry facility are available here. The Wright Robinson Hall provides single study bedrooms, rooms for twin occupancy, telephone and Ethernet connection, wardrobe space, a washbasin, and so on.

Courses Offered by the University of Manchester

Transport

The transport system of Manchester city is developed enough to travel easily from one place to another. Students can travel by bicycle, buses, taxi, train, and trams. Cycling is the cheapest method of traveling across the Manchester student areas. Students remain happy to travel with Manchester’s Magic buses where tickets are much cheaper. University of Manchester staff and students get free tickets to travel around the Sackville Street and Oxford Road areas. The taxi is available at Piccadilly Station that costs around £5. Piccadilly and Victoria are the two major train stations including the almost free bus link. The Metrolink is the Manchester’s frequent tram service. Last but not the least, regular flights are available at the Manchester Airport along with excellent road and rail links into the rest of the UK.

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