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As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.
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We asked more than 16,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.
This tells you what graduates are up to six months after leaving this university according to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, in particular whether they’re working or in further study. We’ve analysed scores across the board to be able to say whether this figure is high, typical or low compared to other institutions.<br/><br/><strong>Tip:</strong> see this as a short-term snapshot of life after this university rather than cast-iron guarantee of long-term prospects. The survey is carried out just six months after a student graduates, and the number will differ according to the specific degree you choose. <br><br> <a href="/advice/what-do-graduate-employment-figures-really-tell-you"><em>what graduate employments stats really tell you.</em></a>
This is the mean satisfaction rating from final-year students taking this subject here according to the National Student Survey. We’ve analysed the levels of overall satisfaction against other universities offering this subject to be able to say whether this figure is high, typical or low. <br /><br /><strong>Tip</strong>: this rating offers you a glimpse into what students on the ground think about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching on the course. <a href="/advice/what-do-student-satisfaction-scores-really-tell-you"><em>What do student satisfaction scores tell you?</em></a>
Average graduate salaryMEDIUM£21.3k
This is the average salary graduates were earning six months after leaving this university according to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. We’ve analysed scores across the board to be able to say whether this figure is high, medium or low compared to other institutions.<br/><br/>Tip: it’s best to take this figure with a pinch of salt when looking at it for all graduates at this university. Firstly, it’s measured only six months after someone leaves uni, and the course you choose will have a big bearing on how much you’ll earn.<br/><br/><a href="/advice/what-do-graduate-employment-figures-really-tell-you"><em>More on what graduate employment stats really tell you</em></a>
Overall student satisfaction
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time
of students are part-time
Male / Female
of students are female
Young / Mature
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
League table rankings
Here's where this university ranks in the three main league tables (where available), which are calculated using a combination of stats that they each weight in different ways. They’re a handy guide but don’t offer the full picture – just because a university is top (or bottom) of the league tables doesn’t mean it is (or isn’t) the right choice for you.
More on what university league tables really tell you.
We’ve pinpointed the key sites where teaching takes place. Check in the smallprint of the course you’re interested in to see where exactly you’d be based, especially if there are multiple locations spread across a wide area.
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