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The University of Manchester is a public research institution located in the north of England and is considered to be one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom. It has a staff strength of 10,000, and a student population of 38,000 (local) with almost 9,000 international students currently enrolled in several degree programmes.

The University is well known for its excellent academic and research capabilities, which also earned it a seat in the Russell Group.

In addition to its many achievements, the University of Manchester had its hands in the grooming of 25 Nobel Prize winners which were both students and former staff members. The school also revealed that over  91% of its graduates either get instant employment from reputable corporations or go further to acquire higher degrees.

In the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Manchester currently occupies the 33rd position in the world, and sixth in the United Kingdom.

The University’s curriculum and methods offer a range of opportunities for intellectually curious students, along with exposure to a vast network of ambitious individuals. The 25 Nobel Prize winners (three from Economics, three from Medicine/psychology, nine from chemistry, and ten from physics), are proof of the University’s dedication to its students.

International students also have a particular spot in the heart of the institution. There’s a team of dedicated staff on standby to offer a range of services upon their arrival. Some of these services include a warm welcome, orientation classes to help the students quickly get acquainted with life in the UK, advice about visa information or immigration, English language development, or touring the UK in your spare time.

There is also a full range on-campus health facility in the University of Manchester, equipped with professional doctors, dentists, and nurses. All students of the institution have complete access to the University’s health care facility, and the National Health Service covers most of the medical bills for full-timers.

Cost of studying in Manchester

The annual cost of living for a typical Manchester student is approximately £9,500 which includes accommodation (£5,195+), three square meals (£1,525+), clothing (£400), transport (£460), and other bills (£2,000).

As for tuition fees, UK/EU students at the University of Manchester pay an annual tuition fee of £9,250 while tuition fees for international students range from £17,000 to 21,000 depending on the course of study.

Courses Offered

The University of Manchester offers over 600 courses in degree programmes such as Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Research.

Undergraduate Courses:

Below is a list of a few undergraduate programmes available at the University.

  • Ancient History (BA)
  • English Language (BA)
  • History (BA)
  • Geography (BA)
  • Philosophy (BA)
  • Religion And Theology (BA)
  • Economics (BAEcon)
  • Artificial Intelligence (BSc)
  • Biology (BSc)
  • Geography (BSc)
  • And more.

Postgraduate Courses:

Below is a list of a few graduate courses offered at the University:

  • Evidence-Based Healthcare CPD
  • Fundamentals of Skin Ageing
  • Independent Prescribing (Short Course)
  • LLM Corporate Governance
  • LLM Healthcare Ethics and Law
  • LLM Intellectual Property Law
  • MA Creative Writing
  • MA History
  • MA in Economics
  • MA Criminology
  • And more.

Research Courses:

  • EngD Computer Systems Engineering
  • MD Medicine
  • MEnt Chemistry
  • MPhil Animal Biology
  • MPhil Computer Science
  • MPhil Environmental Biology
  • MPhil History
  • MPhil Law
  • MSc By Research Materials
  • And more.

Please visit the University’s website to learn more about other programmes available to the students.

Available Scholarships

  1. Undergraduate Access Scholarships:

Brief Description:

Scholarship awards to undertake an undergraduate programme will be awarded to students who complete MAP and begin an undergraduate course at the University of Manchester.


This scholarship programme features several eligibility criteria for different students from around the world. Please visit the scholarship page for more information.

  1. GREAT Scholarships 2020:

Brief Description:

The University of Manchester has partnered with the GREAT British campaign to award scholarships to several students from China, India and Malaysia who wish to study at the institution.


  • Applicants must be citizens of China, India and Malaysia.
  • Applicants must be ready to study a postgraduate programme.

For enquiries about the eligibility for the GREAT- University of Manchester scholarships, please visit the relevant country page.

  1. Alliance Manchester Business School scholarships:

Brief Description:

Students from Manchester’s business school will be awarded a Social Responsibility Scholarship worth £2,000 for their studies, as long as they resume in September 2020.

The University will award five undergraduate social responsibility scholarships to students from the UK/EU and three social responsibility scholarships to international students.

The scholarship will be given annually for three years. However, students on exchange or placement will not receive the award.


International and UK/EU students must achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent).

Qualified applicants will be selected based on:

  • Their academic performance
  • A personally composed application (1,000 words max)

Interested applicants are advised to apply as soon as they receive their results.

The University of Manchester is no doubt a worthy institution for both UK/EU students to obtain any higher certificate of their choice.

If you wish to learn more about the University’s annual activities, degree programmes, courses, and other academic events, please visit the school’s official website to enquire.