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The University of Manchester

Manchester| North West England

Diverse local nightlife Political Varied union activities City

Ucas code: M20

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.
Source: The University of Manchester Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1404 comments (377 students)
    • The upside

      the variation of the course and the extra curricular activities

      2013, 1st year, History By Period Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Nightlife in Manchester is fantastic and not too expensive; helpful lecturers;

      2013, 1st year, German Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      The variety of clubs and societies on offer is amazing!

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The upside

      Range of licensed, alcohol-selling businesses

      2013, 1st year, Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Facilities, quality of courses and scocieties

      2013, 1st year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • The upside

      everything

      2013, 1st year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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.

Varied union activities

76%

HIGH

Sporty

67%

MED

Political

75%

HIGH

Creative

61%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

82%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £21.7k MED

Number of students

39,700

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

of students here are from outside the UK

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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.

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Where it's located

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