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Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is one of the UK’s largest and most popular universities with academic roots dating back to the early nineteenth century.

We are based across two campuses, one in Manchester and one in Cheshire. The central Manchester campus forms part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.

The Impact of MMU on the North West

MMU is a major economic contributor to the North West, with 34,000 students and 4,300 staff.

We pride ourselves on training the future talent of the region as 70% of our graduates stay and work in the North West.

We work in partnership across the region, with 45% of our courses having links with our community. We provide a range of services to the local community including real-world research, events and sporting facilities.

MMU’s contribution to local industry takes many forms; providing continuing professional development courses, working with businesses in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and providing work-ready graduates with the skills and expertise that will add value to your business.



MMU’s contribution to the region is supported by a number of key partnerships with regional businesses and agencies.

These include the Science Learning Centre North West

In addition, we have many partnerships with a range of national and international organisations, working together to enhance the reputation of the University, the city, its students and the North West region.

Find out how we’re getting involved in the community.

Our students

We invest in our students, offering courses relevant to the real world, supported by staff who share their passion for their subject in a great environment that fosters creative learning.

The facts speak for themselves. 96%* of our graduates go straight into work or further study within six months of graduation.

We have a diverse student body, including more than 3,000 students from 120 countries. We embrace this diversity and offer a wide range of tailored student support services.

Our students have a lot to offer. Whether your organisation needs a placement student or you are looking for a high quality graduate who can hit the ground running, you can come directly to us and benefit from zero recruitment costs and the chance to hand pick a talented graduate who meets the needs of your business.

Find out more about our students and how they can help your organisation.


MMU is one of the top performing new universities in the UK in terms of its research profile. Our work informs curriculum developments, shapes business and professional practice and influences policy-making, both nationally and internationally.

100% of impact in Health, Education, Sociology, English and History was rated world-leading or internationally-excellent. We are the top ‘new’ university for the power of health research and 12th out of 94 for UK universities overall. We are in the top 20 UK universities for the quality of our Sociology research. We are ranked 16th out of 82 UK universities for the quality of our impact in History research.*

*Research Excellence Framework 2014 Results