Why Manchester Met?

What courses are available at Manchester Met?

Courses and qualifications are available across 40 subject areas

Study abroad and exchange opportunities in Europe, Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and the US.

Pre-sessional English courses and free English language support for international students.

How does Manchester Met perform in university rankings?

Times Higher Education includes us in its top 200 universities in the world under 50 years old (2019) and we are ranked top 20 in the UK in 11 subject areas (Complete University Guide 2020).

85% of our research impact is rated world-leading and internationally excellent (REF 2014-2021).

How close is the University to Manchester city centre?

Our Manchester campus is just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre.

What facilities does Manchester Met have?

£400million+ future investment is planned to develop the University's facilities, buildings and public spaces.

There are 4,000 PCs for students to use across campus and our library is open 24 hours a day during term time.

What can I expect from student life at Manchester Met?

There are over 120 clubs and societies covering a range of sports and interests.

Manchester is the best UK city to live in, according to The Economist's Global Liveability Survey 2019.

Manchester is the fourth most popular student city in the world (student.com).

How does the University prepare students for a successful career?

Many courses include a year-long work placement. Recent placement partners include global companies, including Nike, Hilton and DHL.

Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.

Does the University offer scholarships?

The University has a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.

How old is Manchester Met?

Manchester Met has a proud history of higher education since 1824.

Is Manchester Met a globally recognised institution?

Over 300,000 graduates form our global alumni community in more than 140 countries.

student testimonial

Shaheen Hajira

‘Manchester Metropolitan University provides plenty of support…keep reading

Shaheen Hajira from Singapore studying Integrated Masters in Biomedical Science

Manchester Met provides the course of my interest and opportunities to prepare me for the career I am passionate to pursue. There are plenty of career development workshops, extra-curricular activities such as programming courses, and study support with personal tutors. The Institute of Biomedical Science and the Royal Society of Biology professionally accredit the course I am studying. Manchester Metropolitan University really ensures the wellbeing of students and provides plenty of support. I feel supported and I fit right in.

Manchester is a diverse and inclusive city. It is easy to make friends with people from different cultures and get to know more about things and I am able to participate in events with my friends organized by the various cultural societies. Manchester is a student friendly city with plenty of affordable accommodation, places to eat and to hang out with your friends.

The first week of orientation was excellent, the University organised social events for international students to meet and greet. There was also a department meeting for all the international students to meet with the lecturer and home students to know more about the British culture and lifestyle. 

If you see a course that you like, pick Manchester Met, you will not regret it as there is something for everyone. Do not be self-conscious, the more you talk to others, the more confident you become.


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Gabrielle Salomon

‘The University has assisted me by offering a diverse amount of networking opportunities…keep reading

Gabrielle Salomon from USA studying PhD - Sport Policy Unit

I chose to study at Manchester Metropolitan University because of the expertise I knew I would receive from my supervisory team. Being a PhD student, it was important for me to know I was in good hands, the staff within the Sport Policy Unit at Manchester Met are absolutely incredible. I knew I would be supported in all areas around my research and personal life.

In addition to the visa support offered by the University, they have assisted me by offering a diverse amount of networking opportunities to make connections with other international students. They have also shared events and societies that could make my experience here at Manchester Met even better.

There is an abundance of extracurricular activities happening every single day in Manchester and all over town. The best thing about food/service here in Manchester is your bucket list will be never ending, as there are so many incredible places all over town.

Don’t be shy making friends with domestic students. The best friends I have made here are from all over the U.K. They have shared so much insight that I wouldn’t have learned elsewhere.

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Leeann Song

‘Enjoy the different culture that Manchester has to offer…keep reading

Leeann Song from Singapore studying Speech and Language Therapy

I chose Manchester Metropolitan University because I was deciding to major in Speech and Language Therapy and Manchester Met has good facilities for the course. In terms of academic rigor, the University also had good establishment and therefore, was one of my top choices. The University understands that as an international student, moving to a city that is not home can be difficult. Lecturers are motivating and schedule meetings with you should you want to discuss how things are going and whether there are any concerns that you might have. There are also international societies set up which make a huge difference, as it is a great place to meet people. 

Manchester is a diverse city and there are many different international events here along with the opportunity to meet other international students. The opportunity to make friends from different cultures is great as there are many events set up by the University. There are many student discounts available! The food comes in a wide array of multi-national cuisines and there is Chinatown if you miss food from home.

I would say to come with an open mind; not to be afraid that it might be difficult to make friends or find people with common interests as there really are many students! Bring some of your favourite foods from home and join societies where you can feel at home, whether it is a society of your home country or things that remind you of home. Take the opportunity to learn new things and enjoy the different culture that Manchester has to offer.

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Ziyu Wang

‘I was given a number of great opportunities to enhance my learning…keep reading

Ziyu Wang from China studied MA Fashion Buying & Merchandising Management

As an international student it has been fantastic. At the start my English wasn’t great, but my tutors suggested that I take an Academic English Practice class within the University. It was so helpful and I felt much more confident afterwards.

My teachers and fellow students have been very helpful and supportive, and made the transition to living in a different country much easier.

I loved my course at Manchester Metropolitan University. The classes themselves were informative and interesting, but I was also given a number of great opportunities to enhance my learning - such as travelling to Berlin Fashion Week.

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Hanya Hesham

‘I will always be welcomed in Manchester Met…keep reading

Hanya Hesham from Egypt studied BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism

Manchester Met is one of the few universities I found that offer Multimedia Journalism course across the UK. Looking at the university ranking and coming to a visit day, I knew that whatever my nationality, ethnicity or beliefs are I will always be welcomed in Manchester Met.

 Manchester is a multicultural city, which for someone like me who came all the way from Egypt is fascinating; I can always find a place that makes me feel like home. In addition, compared to other cities that I visited in the UK, Manchester people are extremely friendly and willing to help. 

The University offered me a huge support when I was applying for my visa, the international team helped me to fill the application step by step while assuring me that I do not need to stress out and just focus on my studies.

I would recommend that international students attend the international student-welcoming week to get to know about all the different societies and events taking place. As an international student, it is easy to feel homesick but there is always something going on to attend and get involved in at Manchester Met.

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Darryl Tracey Lim Chuin-Yi

‘The facilities here are great…keep reading

Darryl Tracey Lim Chuin-Yi from Malaysia studied MSc Hospitality Management

The facilities here are great with a library open 24/7 during term time and online databases. Many assignments involve working with industry on projects, which has enabled me to experience what working in the hospitality industry is really like. During my time here, I have networked with people from my industry, had my dissertation poster approved for a hospitality conference and won a placement in the US. Studying at Manchester Met has definitely improved my CV.

Manchester is such an international city and there are many friends to make and different cuisines to try. The student life here is great and there is lots to do from volunteering to sports. In my free time, I like to explore the museums and try out different restaurants. I also enjoy travelling to different cities in the UK. If you are considering Manchester Met for your studies my best advice would be to just say yes. Be aware of the opportunities available to you at this university and just go for it!

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Dalya Algarni

‘Manchester Met welcomed me and other international students…keep reading

Dalya Algarni from Saudi Arabia studied MA Applied Linguistics

Manchester Met welcomed me and other international students with great support and advice, from the support staff at the student hub to the course tutors. Throughout this course, I have gained considerable knowledge that has added to my personal experience as a student. Tutors encouraged us to learn and to reach successful outcomes, such as thinking critically and supporting our points of view. Accepting my point of view and talking freely is one of the things that raised my self-confidence.

I would definitely recommend future postgraduate students apply to study at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Salamatu John-Yusufu

‘I have really enjoyed my time here at Manchester Metropolitan University…keep reading

Salamatu John-Yusufu from Nigeria studied BA (Hons) Economics

I have really enjoyed my time here at Manchester Metropolitan University. It is a great place to study as it provides the perfect balance between academic and social life and as an international student, it has definitely added to my cultural and international experience.

The learning and teaching facilities at Manchester Met are great and easy to access. The library, which is open 24/7 during term time, is especially useful. My tutors have been very helpful, providing extra tutorials and support to ensure I get all the assistance I need. Personal support tutors are also supportive in discussing non-academic issues on a one-to-one counselling basis.

I love Manchester. It is a great place to live and study, with plenty of things to do and see. In my free time I like to visit museums in Manchester to learn new things. I am also a member of the Afro-Caribbean Society (ACS) and the Accounting Finance and Economics Society. These are student-led clubs, which organise events throughout the year.

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Vaishnavi Honnavalli

‘Manchester Metropolitan University has a vibrant environment…keep reading

Vaishnavi Honnavalli from India studied MSc Forensic Psychology

Manchester Metropolitan University has a vibrant environment where you can meet a variety of different people and learn more about the world in general.

Living away from home, in a different and new environment, has given me the opportunity to learn more about myself as well as others around me. I have learnt to become more independent and have adapted to a multicultural environment, which is an opportunity I would have missed if I studied in my home country.

My tutors are enthusiastic about their subject areas and dedicated to ensuring that students gain as much as possible from each lecture. They are interested in the progress and development of all students and have an approachable attitude towards queries and general academic support.

During my time at Manchester Met, I have had the opportunity to develop my personal and professional skills, as well as interact with professionals from my field of work. This has aided me in understanding more about future career options. I have thoroughly enjoyed my course at Manchester Metropolitan University and appreciate the effort and enthusiasm shown by my tutors throughout my time here. You should definitely consider Manchester Met as a strong option for your academic journey.

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Jonathan Mildenhall

‘I gained an incredible perspective of business and advertising…keep reading

Jonathan Mildenhall Studied at the Business School. Worked at Coca-Cola and Airbnb

I graduated from the University’s Business School in 1990. During this time, I gained an incredible perspective of business and advertising. Following graduation, I began my career in advertising, working for many of the world’s top agencies.

Some of my most senior posts have included strategy director of Mother, head of account management at HHCL and managing director at TBWA, before I joined Coca-Cola as Vice President of Global Advertising Strategy and Creative Excellence, based in Atlanta, in 2007. Since then, I have moved to San Francisco, where I am now working as Chief Marketing Officer for the global company, Airbnb.

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Hui Wang

‘Manchester Metropolitan University focuses on the practical ability of students…keep reading

Hui Wang from China studied MSc Accounting and Finance

Manchester Metropolitan University focuses on the practical ability of students and provides first-class teaching and a career guidance service in order to support students to achieve future success.

The University’s teaching and learning facilities are impressive and there are lecture theatres, modern tutorial rooms, quiet zones and group study areas. Manchester Met offers a range of services to support my studies and professional development. Each tutor has a different timeslot every week to answer individual questions about the course. Staff at the careers guidance service are also very helpful and provide advice about CVs and interview skills. I can even book an appointment with a careers advisor and receive personalised guidance.

Manchester Metropolitan University arranges several career fairs, where global and local companies come to the University to give presentations, allowing students to learn more about each company and ask questions about their recruitment processes.

I really enjoy living in Manchester and it is definitely one of the most popular cities in the UK. The city has an interesting industrial history, which you can learn more about at the many museums including the Museum of Manchester, the Imperial War Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry. There is also a fantastic range of pubs and restaurants and I enjoy trying amazing food around Manchester in my free time.

At Manchester Metropolitan University, I have had the opportunity to improve my English and make friends from all over the world. Studying here has been very enjoyable and has prepared me for my future life and career path.

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Alibek Ibragimov

‘The University provides all the resources…keep reading

Alibek Ibragimov from Russia Studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The university provides all the resources a student needs to become successful in their studies – 24/7 library with diverse study areas to help prepare for your assignments or practise in presentation skills. The lab and workshop areas are equipped up to the industry standards with technicians present to help students in using the equipment. In addition, the university takes part in the Formula Student competition, participating in which helped me to gain the necessary technical and team working skills.

The course provided me with the necessary technical foundation and helped me to understand what the real Engineering is even before I started searching for jobs. I enjoyed the course particularly because of the large amount of hands on experience and technical assignments ratio to the theory based lectures. This is very useful for those who want to not only learn new things, but also to be able to apply the gained knowledge in practical applications. This is especially important for engineering students.

In regards to my student experience, the placement year helped me to better understand the real world application of all the knowledge I gained at the university. It also improved my time management skills, which helped me to deal with complicated assignments and projects in my final year.

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Ka-Man Christine Chiu

‘Studying at Manchester Met opened my eyes to working with people from around the world…keep reading

Ka-Man Christine Chiu from Hong Kong studied BA Business Management

My favourite thing about studying at Manchester Met was the University’s diversity and the reality of meeting and learning alongside students from different cultures and backgrounds.

Studying at Manchester Met opened my eyes to working with people from around the world and provided me with the skills needed to develop international networks - which is essential in my current role as CEO at Swissquote Asia Limited, Hong Kong.

My advice for Manchester Met’s current and future students is to be open-minded and proactive.

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Akshada Anantha­krishnan

‘My study experience at Manchester Met provided me with practical skills…keep reading

Akshada Anantha­krishnan from India studied MSc International Creative Advertising

I gained career-relevant skills at Manchester Met and am now an Assistant Marketing Manager at HDFC Bank in Mumbai.

My study experience at Manchester Met provided me with practical skills, and on returning to India after graduating, I felt I had an advantage over other graduates because of the digital marketing knowledge I gained from my course. I also took a work placement which was arranged through the University and consider this an essential part of my learning process.

I believe that Manchester Met’s cultural diversity is one of its biggest strengths, specifically the way in which students from around the world can learn from one another, as I did.

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Manasa Parameswara

‘I was very impressed with Manchester Met’s infrastructure…keep reading

Manasa Parameswara from India studied MSc International Fashion Marketing

I am currently working as a Senior Buying Manager, having studied International Fashion Marketing at Manchester Met.

I believe that studying at Manchester Met helped me stand out in the fashion industry and that my course provided me with an international perspective, including how to develop professional networks around the world.

I was very impressed with Manchester Met’s infrastructure, the vibrant student life and the way that my course was delivered to provide career-relevant skills, such as retail supply chain experience. I advise current and future students to gain work experience at every opportunity.

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