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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 enrolled, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 120 countries.
The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings), 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’ (Global Liveability Survey 2018 by the Economist Intelligence Unit) and one of the world's top 10 most exciting cities (Time Out City Life Index 2018).
The University is undergoing a £400m investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces and 85% of Manchester Metropolitan’s research has a 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' impact. Its School of Architecture is ranked 8th in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject) 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.
Manchester Metropolitan University's dedicated student services team offers international students career advice, counselling, learning support, and chaplaincy. The University offers free language support for international students in the form of lessons and individual consultations. At the beginning of the year there is a meet and greet service from Manchester International Airport to help new international students find their way to the University.
Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 80% of the research environment in English Language and Literature was rated 'world leading' and 'internationally excellent'. Overall, 60% of the submitted research output was deemed ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and the University rose 12 places in the research quality rankings and is now 53rd in the research power rankings.
Manchester Metropolitan has over 3,500 accommodation places across seven halls of residences, and all first-year students are guaranteed University accommodation. Standard and en suite rooms are available, generally arranged in flats with 3 to 12 rooms, with shared kitchen and dining facilities. There are also private halls of residence around Manchester and Crewe which offer the chance to meet students from other universities. The university also owns Manchester Student Homes, who can advise on finding private accommodation.
Manchester Metropolitan University has three campuses in the dynamic city of Manchester and one in nearby Crewe in Cheshire. Both locations offer study, leisure, sport, social and entertainment facilities, as well as excellent accommodation.
Manchester Metropolitan University is located close to the centre of the city with a mix of coffee shops, theatres, museums, clothes shops, shopping centres, café bars, pubs, clubs and towering apartment blocks. London is just under two and a half hours away by train. Students can enjoy all the advantages of being part of a large and varied university, but do so in a campus environment that offers a sense of community, security and easy access to local towns.
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