Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester enjoys an international reputation for pioneering research and innovation.
The University is one of Britain’s most famous and forward-thinking universities, with a rich heritage stretching back to 1824 and an exciting agenda for the future. Many major advances of the 20th century began here, including the birth of the computer, the work that led to the splitting of the atom and the founding principles of modern economics. Today, research remains at the heart of the University and the quality, breadth and volume of research activity is unparalleled in the UK. Our story is one of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, with 25 Nobel Prize winners having worked or studied here.
According to the 2021 QS Ranking of World Universities, Manchester ranks 27th in the world and 6th in the UK. Now the largest single-site university in the UK, based in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Manchester is also a truly international institution – with over 10,000 international students welcomed to our campus each academic year.
The University of Manchester subject strengths span a broad range of disciplines across Humanities (including our Alliance Manchester Business School), Science & Engineering and Biology, Medicine & Health.
The University of Manchester is the most targeted university in the UK by the nation’s top graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research).