Manchester Metropolitan University

City/Town: Manchester

Region: Northern England

Level of study:

  • Pathways to higher education 
  • Undergraduate 
  • Postgraduate taught course 
  • Postgraduate research (e.g. MPhil, PhD)
  • English course 

Manchester Metropolitan University has a proud heritage dating back to 1824. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 38,000 students, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 140 countries.

The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old*, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching.

Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports venues and the second largest Chinatown in the UK. Manchester is considered Britain’s ‘best city to live in’** and is the fourth most popular student city in the world†.

The University is undergoing a £400m investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces.

85% of Manchester Metropolitan’s research has 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' impact††, its School of Architecture is ranked 9th in the world‡ and its Business School has prestigious AACSB and AMBA accreditations, placing it among an elite group of business schools worldwide.

Manchester Metropolitan provides its students with regular employability events including advice workshops, industry networking, guest speakers and careers fairs. The University has industry links with global companies, including Nike, Hilton, DHL and Dentsu Aegis Network§, and students benefit from lifelong access to a digital careers service.

The University provides a selection of scholarships exclusive to international students, up to the value of £5,000¶.

*Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019
**Global Liveability Survey 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit
††Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014-21
‡QS World University Rankings 2019
§Based on placements secured in 2017-18
¶The scholarship amount quoted relates to the 2018-19 academic year and may change for the 2019-20 academic year


  • Bachelor's courses: automatic £2,000 per year for all years of study (excluding Architecture)
  • Master's courses: automatic £2,500 for GPA 3.2 or above, and £2,000 for other students meeting entry requirements (excluding Architecture)
  • Competitive scholarships worth £5,000 for both Bachelor's and Master's courses (limited number available)