The University of Manchester

4.1 from 2433 ratings
Ranking
27/354 Universities
Location: 
4.6 / 328 reviews
Party Vibe: 
4.5 / 328 reviews
Halls of Residence: 
3.6 / 274 reviews
Clubs & Societies: 
4.5 / 33 reviews
Freshers' Week: 
3.8 / 40 reviews

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Why Study Here

Location
Top 10 University for Location
Party Vibe
Top 10 University for Party Vibe

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.

  • Total Students
    37,925
  • Male / Female Students
    53% Female 47% Male
  • Full / Part Time
    89% Full Time 11% Part Time
  • International Students
    31% International 69% UK

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The University of Manchester Reviews

4.1 / 2433 reviews
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Julie Henri

23rd April 2018
Great teaching but the university has handled the effects of the strike on students very badly. It is time to listen to students demands.
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Julie Henri

23rd April 2018
Great teaching but the university has handled the effects of the strike on students very badly. It is time to listen to students demands.
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Rankings

Rank City Student Rating
1 Newcastle
4.7 / 197 reviews
2 Liverpool
4.6 / 240 reviews
3 Manchester
4.6 / 328 reviews
4 Leeds
4.6 / 238 reviews
5 Brighton
4.5 / 244 reviews
6 Bristol
4.5 / 250 reviews
7 Sheffield
4.5 / 325 reviews
8 London
4.4 / 1189 reviews
9 Cardiff
4.5 / 170 reviews
10 Glasgow
4.5 / 191 reviews
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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Oak House
3.8 / 72 reviews
2 Owens Park
3.5 / 47 reviews
3 Woolton Hall
4.5 / 6 reviews
4 Richmond Park
3.9 / 13 reviews
5 Hulme Hall
3.9 / 12 reviews
6 Sheavyn House
3.9 / 11 reviews
7 Whitworth Park
3.2 / 38 reviews
8 Denmark Road
3.9 / 9 reviews
9 Wright Robinson Hall
4.0 / 7 reviews
10 Opal Gardens
3.5 / 11 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Nightline
4.8 / 5 reviews
2 Dodgeball
4.7 / 3 reviews
3 Cheerleading
5.0 / 2 reviews
4 Kickboxing
5.0 / 2 reviews
5 Systematic Martial Arts (SMART)
5.0 / 2 reviews
6 Yoga
5.0 / 2 reviews
7 Hiking
4.3 / 3 reviews
8 Pole Fitness
3.7 / 3 reviews
9 BMX Race
5.0 / 1 review
10 Mancunion
5.0 / 1 review
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Rank Nightlife / Bar Name Student Rating
1 Antwerp Mansion
4.6 / 71 reviews
2 42nd Street
4.5 / 100 reviews
3 Deansgate Locks
4.4 / 60 reviews
4 Soup Kitchen
4.8 / 16 reviews
5 Hidden
4.5 / 30 reviews
6 The Warehouse Project
4.6 / 20 reviews
7 Lola Lo (Manchester)
4.6 / 13 reviews
8 5th Avenue
4.1 / 45 reviews
9 Gorilla
4.6 / 14 reviews
10 O2 Apollo
4.9 / 7 reviews
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Rank Freshers' Week Student Rating
1 Manchester, University of
3.8 / 40 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Manchester
Manchester
Manchester
M13 9PL
United Kingdom
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