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Overall Rating
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 2362 reviews
4.1 / 2362 reviews
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Halls of Residence
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 221 reviews
3.7 / 221 reviews
Location
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 196 reviews
4.6 / 196 reviews
Clubs & Societies
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 30 reviews
4.5 / 30 reviews
Party Vibe
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 196 reviews
4.6 / 196 reviews
Freshers' Week
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 34 reviews
3.9 / 34 reviews

Overview

Studying at the University of Manchester provides you with the opportunity to learn at an institution renowned for its educational excellence. With a population of almost 40,000 students, we’re proud to welcome people from almost every country in the world. Manchester is celebrated for being cultural, contemporary and creative.

We are a Russell Group university, placed in the top 40 globally and sixth in the UK in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017. We are led by pioneering research, unrivalled in the UK. This ensures that you’ll be taught and supported by experts in your field.

Manchester is a place where you’ll have opportunities to grow, to lead and to make a difference. Our Stellify programme helps you make the most of the many transformative experiences available here. You can even work towards an award to complement your degree.

At Manchester we’ll help you widen your knowledge and experiences. You’ll embark on a journey to a successful life and career.

 

nightlife

Manchester’s always been a city of movement and sound, from the Hacienda to the Warehouse Project, The Smiths to The 1975. Today you can explore the Northern Quarter’s independent bars or the famous LGBTQ hub, Canal Street. Or head to one of the countless music venues: Liam Gallagher, Gorillaz and Ed Sheeran have all performed here in the last year.

Whatever you look for in a night out, Manchester will have something for you.

halls of residence

We offer over 8,000 rooms across 20 different halls. This means that you’ll be guaranteed a place to live in first year.

We have halls in three locations, each with its own atmosphere, so you’ll be able to find somewhere that feels like home. Whether your preference is en suite or shared bathrooms, catered or self-catered, we’ll have somewhere to suit you. We also have family flats, single-sex halls and disabled access for those with specific needs.

location

We are a 20-minute walk from Manchester’s centre, and on the busiest bus route in Europe. Getting around couldn’t be easier.

Manchester is an exciting place to be with cultural hotspots, sports facilities and shops for you to explore. With global cuisines suiting all budgets to try, you’ll never go hungry. If you want to venture out of the city, we’re a short train ride from the stunning scenery of the Peak District - the perfect place for a walk.

clubs and societies

We boast the largest and most active students’ union in the country, with more than 480 clubs and societies to choose from.

You’ll be able to finesse your skills, indulge your passion or try something completely new. Whether you choose pantomime or lacrosse, quidditch or politics, you’ll meet people who share your interests.

freshers' week

Welcome Week kicks off with a whole host of events to integrate you into Manchester’s thriving community.

Discover all corners of the city with one of our many tours. Come to our Welcome fairs to sign up to societies, sports teams or a student faith community. Then immerse yourself in Manchester’s famous night scene at our official parties, concluding with the largest student-led festival in Europe – Pangaea.

Student Stats

Number of students37925
Male : Female47 : 53
Fulltime : Part time89 : 11
UK :International69 : 31

Awards

Top 10 university for Location
Top 20 university for Party Vibe

The University of Manchester Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 2362 reviews
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Campus/University buildings
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 160 reviews
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4.4 out of 5 stars based on 160 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 160 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 160 reviews
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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 160 reviews
Organisation
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 160 reviews
Inclusivity
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
Support for international students
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

9th July 2018
The university of Manchester is great for so many reasons! Firstly the quality of the courses ( I did geography) is high, with very enthusiastic and supportive staff. Moreover, the campus is beautiful with the perfect blend of old and new buildings, halls were super cheap compared to my friends at other unis. Most importantly the city itself is unreal with something for everyone and all types of people, so your spoilt for choice in terms of friends and how you spend your time! If you want a good balance of fun as well we as a highly values degree, I can’t recommend Manchester enough.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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8th July 2018
The University of Manchester has a unique ability to be a centre of excellence and an outstanding place to thrive academically, whilst still retaining a relaxed, friendly environment. Being situated in arguably the greatest city in the UK only adds to a student's experience here. And student life in Fallowfield seems to be like no other 'student village' in the country. However, the university is very large, and Manchester is quite a large city. This may leave some students feeling overwhelmed if this is something they are not suited to.
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Course review , 18/11/2017

Submitted by Mark Albright on

1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
1.0 / 1 review

I have studied at three different universities and there are certain qualities about Manchester that I really don't like. Firstly there is no campus feel. Secondly, teachers at my previous universities were very down to Earth and students were "normal". Here, lots of students are very middle class and the staff are not friendly and sometimes confrontational. In one class, the lecturer had a five minute arguement with a student who was speaking to someone next to him. This was in a huge lecture hall in Roscoe and there was barely any audible noise.

Course review , 06/04/2018

Submitted by Anonymous on

BSc (Hons) Chemistry
1.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
1.0 / 1 review

I have studied at three different universities and there are certain qualities about Manchester that I really don't like. Firstly there is no campus feel. Secondly, teachers at my previous universities were very down to Earth and students were "normal". Here, lots of students are very middle class and the staff are not friendly and sometimes confrontational. In one class, the lecturer had a five minute arguement with a student who was speaking to someone next to him. This was in a huge lecture hall in Roscoe and there was barely any audible noise.

Course review , 31/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Management
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

The structure of the degree programme is very good in the way that you get an introduction to all subjects in your first year, and then go on to choose all modules and your potential specialism in your second and third year. This gives a lot of freedom, and you only have to focus on the topics you want to. However, the downside to this is the unfairness of marks. For example marketing modules are often assessed with 100% examination, while entrepreneurship modules use more coursework and have the opportunity for higher marks than marketing lecturers give.

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Course module review - Experimental Design and Statistics, 11/03/2017

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Experimental Design and Statistics
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

This module is compulsory and is not something that I would choose to do. Although it is labelled as statistics, it actually teaches us how to create coding in a program called 'R' which then does the statistics for us. I've personally never needed to use R in any of my lab work so I don't find it a very useful thing to learn and the course content was quite difficult to grasp. The experimental design side was useful for designing the experiments I did in my projects.

Course module review - Drugs: From Molecules to Man, 09/03/2017

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Drugs: From Molecules to Man
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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It is a hard module but in my opinion the best of first year. You learn about the different types of drugs used to treat asthma, heart diseases as as well as getting background information on the different kind of receptors there are in the body and which receptors are affected by certain types of drugs. The lecturer Dr Prince is fantastic because he provides many resources online and his lecture notes are rather detailed but also he makes the lectures interesting and they can be funny due to his really sarcastic manner.

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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Oak House
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 61 reviews
3.8 / 61 reviews
2 Owens Park
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 42 reviews
3.5 / 42 reviews
3 Woolton Hall
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.6 / 5 reviews
4 Richmond Park
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
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6 Whitworth Park
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
3.4 / 24 reviews
7 Hulme Hall
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
3.8 / 10 reviews
8 Wright Robinson Hall
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
4.0 / 7 reviews
9 Ashbourne Hall
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.2 / 5 reviews
10 Denmark Road
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.9 / 7 reviews
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Rank City Student Rating
1 Newcastle
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 117 reviews
4.7 / 117 reviews
2 Liverpool
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 156 reviews
4.6 / 156 reviews
3 Sheffield
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 232 reviews
4.6 / 232 reviews
4 Manchester
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 196 reviews
4.6 / 196 reviews
5 Leeds
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 148 reviews
4.6 / 148 reviews
6 Brighton
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 163 reviews
4.6 / 163 reviews
7 London
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 842 reviews
4.4 / 842 reviews
8 Glasgow
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 137 reviews
4.5 / 137 reviews
9 Cardiff
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 114 reviews
4.5 / 114 reviews
10 Bristol
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 154 reviews
4.5 / 154 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Nightline
4.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.8 / 5 reviews
2 Dodgeball
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.7 / 3 reviews
3 Kickboxing
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
5.0 / 2 reviews
4 Systematic Martial Arts (SMART)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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5 Yoga
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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6 Hiking
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
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7 Pole Fitness
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
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8 Cheerleading
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Antwerp Mansion
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 68 reviews
4.6 / 68 reviews
2 42nd Street
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 71 reviews
4.5 / 71 reviews
3 Deansgate Locks
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 40 reviews
4.4 / 40 reviews
4 Hidden
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
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5 Soup Kitchen
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
4.7 / 13 reviews
6 The Warehouse Project
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
4.6 / 13 reviews
7 5th Avenue
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 35 reviews
4.1 / 35 reviews
8 O2 Apollo
4.9 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
4.9 / 7 reviews
9 Factory 251
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 56 reviews
3.8 / 56 reviews
10 The Deaf Institute
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
4.5 / 10 reviews
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1 Manchester, University of
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 34 reviews
3.9 / 34 reviews
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Awards

Top 10 university for Location
Top 20 university for Party Vibe

Location Details

The University of Manchester
Manchester
Manchester
M13 9PL
United Kingdom