Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest campus-based universities in the UK with a total student population of over 36,000. Our claim is to be the University for world-class professionals with an emphasis on vocational education and employability.
Our roots in higher education date back to 1824, and we are committed to a strong future through a £350million investment in our buildings and facilities.
The University was initially developed as a centre of Technology, Art and Design from Manchester Mechanics’ Institution (1824) and Manchester School of Design (1838). Later Schools of Commerce (founded 1889), Education (f. 1878) and Domestic Science (f. 1880) were added along with colleges at Didsbury, Crewe, Alsager and the former Domestic and Trades College (f. 1911), latterly Hollings College. The painter L. S. Lowry attended the art school in the years after the First World War where he was taught by the noted impressionist Adolphe Valette.
The central Manchester campus is situated close to Manchester’s city centre and we have a second campus in Cheshire, 35 miles (56 km) from Manchester.
The University is arranged into eight faculties, each providing specialist learning, teaching and research hubs for students at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development.
We are one of the UK’s most consistently popular Universities*, we have:
*Over 58,000 undergraduate applications (from UCAS 2015).
For regular news on the University visit our staff news website, ManMetLife.
We are ranked 16th out of 82 UK universities for the quality of our impact in History research.
The University takes its environmental responsibilities seriously. Find out more about our campaigns and events and see what MMU is doing to improve our environmental credentials.