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Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University
A modern university in a great global city
Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse community of international students from 130 countries.
The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old †, which is a measure of its commitment to excellence in teaching and research.
City centre campus in the heart of Manchester
Located in the centre of Manchester, Manchester Met’s campus is conveniently located close to the city’s many world-renowned music, sports and cultural venues, as well as the second-largest Chinatown in Britain. Voted the UK’s best city to live in*, Manchester is also considered one of the world's top 15 cities for Generation Z††.
Visit the website to discover the experiences of international students at Manchester Metropolitan.
The University is undergoing a £400m investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces. This includes the opening of Institute of Sport and School of Digital Arts (SODA).
Manchester Metropolitan conducts research in fields that are actively shaping the world, both now and in the future. Eighty five percent of the University’s research has 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' impact**, which is testament to the quality of the research that it conducts. For example, the Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre is leading the development of clean energy, whilst the Future Economies Research Centre is working to develop policy and business change on a global scale.
Prepare for your future career
Manchester Met aims to mould students into highly employable individuals. The University provides its students with regular employability events, including advice workshops, networking opportunities, guest speakers and careers fairs. It also has industry links with many global companies, including Walt Disney, Bentley Motors, Microsoft, IBM, Nike, SAP, plus many more. Support continues after graduation, with students benefitting from lifelong access to its digital careers service.
Supporting international students every step of the way
International students are supported throughout their journey to Manchester Met by the University’s knowledgeable and friendly International Office. The team are there to help with queries that students have prior to leaving their home countries.
The University also provides support to students once they join, such as free English language classes and help from Academic and Study Skills Tutors.
The University’s Student Hub offers a comprehensive information service on all student-related matters. It can refer students for specialist support on student living, studying and finance, as well as immigration and welfare. Manchester Met provides both face-to-face and online support, offering services flexibly to meet the individual needs of students.
In addition, Manchester Metropolitan also has a confidential Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing Team who can provide guidance through one-to-one sessions or group workshops on relaxation, stress management and confidence building.
Accommodation to suit different budgets
Manchester Met offers an excellent choice of accommodation, from en-suite rooms in shared flats to bedrooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms. There are also self-contained studio flats available. All rooms are close to local facilities including shops, restaurants and cafés, and excellent transport links. The Residential Life Team and 24-hour Security Team are also available to support students. Find more information about accommodation, including 360-degree photographs, videos and location maps here
The University also provides a range of scholarships exclusive to international students, up to the value of £3,000¶. Find out more and scholarships and finance here.
†Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020
*Global Liveability Survey 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit
††Generation Z City Index 2019
** REF 2014
¶The amounts quoted relate to the 2021-22 academic year and may change for the 2022-23 academic year.
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- Childhood, Youth and Education Studies
- Clothing Design and Technology
- Department of Computing and Mathematics
- Department of Engineering
- Department of Life Sciences
- Department of Natural Sciences
- Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
- Economics, Policy and International Business
- Education and Social Research Institute
- Health Professions
- Information Technology and Communications
- Languages, Linguistics and TESOL
- Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD)
- Manchester Law School
- Manchester School of Architecture
- Manchester School of Theatre
- Marketing, Operations and Digitial Business
- Marketing Retail and Tourism
- Operations,Technology, Events and Hospitality Mangement
- People and Performance
- PGCE courses
- Politics, Philosophy and Public Services
- School of Digital Arts
- School of Health, Psychology and Social Care
- Social Work and Social change
- Sociology and Criminology
- Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability
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