The University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom
The key motivation for studying here is simple we produce graduates who think differently. We provide you with the knowledge and ability to excel in todays business environment. We are one of the top 35 business schools in the world and are ranked 5th in the UK (FT Global MBA rankings 2015). We are also the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK and part of the biggest University in the UK.
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Why should I study here at The University of Manchester?

The key motivation for studying here is simple we produce graduates who think differently. We provide you with the knowledge and ability to excel in todays business environment.

In September 2015 Manchester Business School will become Alliance Manchester Business School in recognition of Lord Alliance of Manchesters support and long-standing relationship with the University and the Business School. Founded in 1965, we are one of the UKs first business schools and celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2015.

We are one of the top 35 business schools in the world and are ranked 5th in the UK (FT Global MBA rankings 2015). We are also the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK and part of the biggest University in the UK, yet it is not simply our size that sets us apart. The excellence of our research is the envy of many. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 positioned us at number two in the UK for business research power.

We produce graduates who are able to think originally, giving them a head start at the beginning of their careers. Fundamental to this approach is the unrivalled quality of our academic staff. They are respected around the world and their advice is sought on a regular basis by blue-chip companies and governments.

An international business perspective is now essential to success. Our student population represents 135 different nationalities. From day one, youll become part of our global network of 50,000 alumni in 169 countries arguably the best contact network you will have in your career.

This is backed by our dedicated Postgraduate Careers Service and The University of Manchester Careers Service. The High Fliers Report 2015 shows that we are the number one most targeted UK university by leading graduate employers.

We are one of only 1% of business schools in the world to be recognised by all three international business school and MBA-accrediting bodies EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

About The University of Manchester

Manchester was the worlds first modern industrial city. The history of the University is entwined with the history of our city and region.

The University of Manchester, in its present form, was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). We are now largest single-site university in the UK, respected across the globe as a centre of educational excellence. According to the 2013 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, we are the 41st best university in the world, the eighth best in Europe and the fifth best in the UK.

Our campus occupies a large area close to the city centre. It is dominated by grand Victorian and more modern buildings, but also has quiet corners, landscaped gardens, cafes and common rooms where you can relax and spend time with friends. We have places of worship for the majority of faiths.

We have around 40,000 students from 154 countries, creating a mini metropolis where a multicultural community comes together to study and relax.


We are proud to have been awarded the European Commissions HR Excellence in Research badge.

The University of Manchesters research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the worlds most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.

From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, our research is making a real difference to the quality of peoples lives across the globe.

We offer our research staff a range of excellent training and development opportunities, delivered by dedicated researcher development teams based in each of the four Faculties, as well as by the Universitys professional and support services:

  • Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
  • The University of Manchester Library
  • Careers Service
  • Staff Training and Development Unit
  • IT Services


Our friendly campus offers everything you need to get the most from both your studies and your leisure time.

We give you online learning tools to complement our high-quality, face-to-face teaching through innovative and interactive exercises, simulations and problem-based activities. You'll be able to use technology-rich learning spaces across the campus, including access to the widest range of digital resources of any UK university.

What's more, many of our taught courses are built with the needs of industry and business in mind, ensuring you acquire the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to flourish within your chosen career. And many courses allow you to broaden your horizons by taking course units from disciplines outside of your degree.

Alongside studying for your degree, well help you to make a difference to society. Our Manchester Leadership Programme and the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning will enable you to think beyond academia and towards your impact as world citizens.

And you can help the local community by getting involved with Student Action, a volunteering organisation led by students for students.

We've completed the biggest investment in buildings and facilities ever seen at a British university, to create the best learning environment for you. Our iconic Victorian buildings are now joined by contemporary lecture theatres, laboratories, studios, computer labs and a host of student support services. But things dont stand still at Manchester; were investing a further £1 billion in our campus by 2022.

When you're not studying, theres still plenty to do. If sport's your thing, our clubs, fitness programmes and classes offer you the perfect chance to compete in your favourite sport or try something new.

We offer you:

  • fantastic facilities, with discounted rates for students, including three fitness suites, two 50-metre swimming pools, and loads of indoor courts and outdoor pitches;
  • more than 40 Athletic Union sports clubs to join;
  • the widest range of activities for beginners;
  • scholarships for performance athletes up to the value of £3,500;
  • a whole city of sport, including Sportcity, home to the National Cycling Centre, a regional tennis centre, a national squash centre and a regional athletics centre.

But there's plenty on offer besides sport. With more than 300 societies offering everything from knitting to scuba diving, you're sure to find the right society for you. If there isn't, you'll get help to create your own. Manchesters student media outlets are some of the best in the country and include the long-standing Mancunion newspaper, Fuse FM radio station and Fuse TV channel. There are numerous volunteering opportunities through the Student Action programme, including mentoring young people and working with homeless people and the elderly.

Student life at The University of Manchester

As a student at The University of Manchester, you will become part of a community of students drawn from every corner of the world and every walk of life. It is home to a cosmopolitan group of 39,000 students from around 180 countries. The University goes to great lengths to ensure that a warm welcome is extended to all its students.

The University of Manchester Students' Union (UMSU) is the largest Students' Union in Europe, able to offer a wealth of services to the University's students. The Students Union building is the social hub on campus, with spaces to relax, eat, drink and engage in many activities and events.

The University of Manchester is at the heart of one of Europe's most exciting cities and the campus is just a short walk from the city centre and all its attractions. Manchester is a lovely vibrant metropolis with events, amenities and cultural attractions to appeal to every lifestyle. Indeed, the campus itself boasts a museum, an art gallery and a theatre.

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The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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