University of Manchester


The University of Manchester is a public research university in Manchester, England. The current status of the university was formed in 2004 following the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and UM Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), but the establishment of its predecessor institutes dates back to the 1800s. The university has a rich history of top-notch and ground-breaking research. This university is divided into three Faculties, each comprising several Schools for teaching and research. The Faculties are Science and Engineering, Biology, Medicine and Health, and Humanities. It is one of the country's most prominent institutions offering more than 500 undergraduate programs across various academic disciplines.

It is UK's largest single-site university with 4,400 research and academic staff and more than 38,000. The institute has a rich educational heritage with 25 Nobel-price winners among former and current staff and students.


The university has a student body of 40,485 students across undergraduate, masters and research. Undergraduate students make up 66% of it. This university has 12,920 staff across academia and professional services and over 500,000 alumni all over the world.

A representative for students is the University of Manchester Student's Union, which is UK's largest student's union. This union was formed in 2004 with a merger of UMIST at the University of Manchester and UMIST at Victoria University of Manchester.

Athletics Union operates sports clubs under the administration of the Student's Union. The University of Manchester has 44 various sports clubs. These societies vary widely in their scope and level. Several departmental and university teams compete in leagues against other teams in and out of the university. The team include Lacrosse, badminton, korfball, field hockey, dodgeball, football, fencing, basketball, squash, netball, cricket and water polo.


This university offers a wide variety of rooms in over 20 halls of residence. An offer of residence in university accommodation is guaranteed to all UK undergraduates in the first year of their study, all overseas undergraduate students for the duration of their studies and all visiting and exchange students. UM does not provide housing for families with children.

In student residence, you can either live in self-catered halls or catered halls. In a self-catered hall, you determine your budget for food and decide what to eat. These halls have a communal kitchen with cookers, cupboards, microwaves, freezers and refrigerators.


Following are global rankings of the University of Manchester.

  • By Q.S. World Ranking, the University of Manchester ranks 28.
  • According to Times Higher Education Ranking, the University of Manchester ranks 50.
  • U.S. News and World Report rank the University of Manchester at 58.


University of Manchester
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