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Manchester campus
  • Location
    • The University of Manchester is located in the north west of England, just a 2-hour train ride from London. The city of Manchester is a buzzing metropolis full of art, activities, and night life. From cinemas to the Arndale Shopping Centre to delicious restaurants, you will never run out of things to do.  Located near the city centre, The University of Manchester is the perfect combination of campus vibes and city energy. There are plenty of supermarkets, gyms, and museums on/near campus so daily life needs are always easy to fulfil. 
  • Library and study facilities
    • In addition to the impressive 11 libraries found around campus, the state-of-the-art Alan Gilbert Learning Commons building is open 24 hours a day. Other study areas can be found in the Students’ Union and numerous coffee shops and cafes around campus. For more information visit our library website.
  • Careers service
    • As the first-choice university for graduate employers*, it comes as no surprise that our Careers Service is second to none. They offer practical skills development, such as workshops and interview preparation, and are always available to give advice as professional consultants. You can book one to one appointments, practice psychometrics tests, and look for mentors all through the Careers service. For more information visit our careers website
    • *Most targeted university in The Graduate Market in 2020 – High Fliers Research.
  • Students Union
    • We are proud to be home to one of the largest Students’ Union in the UK. Placed in the heart of campus, the Students’ Union is the hub of student life. The building itself contains The Academy (acclaimed venues hosting a varied music and club scene), plenty of restaurants, a bar, an abundance of microwaves, and even a place to get a haircut! The Students’ Union oversees more than 450 societies that are available to join and has the mission that all students will feel part of the Manchester community. You can often score discounts to local Manchester United or Manchester City football matches, attend trivia nights at the 532 Bar, and partake in plant or vintage clothing sales. For more information visit our Students’ Union website.
  • Sports
    • You’ll find a huge variety of physical activities, sports and facilities to suit every individual and lifestyle. There are 41 student-run sports clubs spanning 37 different sports students can join. Additionally, The University of Manchester has a ‘Sporticipate’ program that offers 60+ hours of free, coached sports and fitness sessions for students delivered on campus. Spoticipate activities include sports sessions like Ultimate Frisbee, Dodgeball, and Netball as well as fitness classes like Yoga, Salsa, and Boxing. Whatever you are interested in, there’s a sports activity for you. Visit our sports page for more information.
  • Medical and welfare services
    • At Manchester there is always someone to talk to if you’re worried about any issues relating to your studies, money, health, or well-being. We offer lots of options for advice and support such as your personal academic advisor, support staff in your School, the Student Support and Advice Team, ResLife teams in uni accommodation, independent professional advisers, anonymous telephone helpline, trained University counsellors, and Disability Support. For further information visit the disability support website.
  • Travel
    • Manchester boasts excellent transport links. The train to London takes just 2 hours and runs every 20 minutes from Piccadilly Station. There are also frequent trains to Edinburgh and Liverpool, among countless other destinations. Additionally, Manchester is home to an international airport with frequent flights all over the world. The airport is a quick train or taxi ride from Oxford Road (where The University of Manchester is located). The campus itself is within walking distance of the city centre and is served by numerous bus lines.

Course & Fees

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  • Entry Requirements
    • The University of Manchester is proud to provide students with a quality higher education and accept a wide range of qualifications For the most up to date entry requirements, please consult our website.
  • Faculties / Departments
  • International
    • Each year we welcome more international students than any other UK university so we’re aware of the unique needs of these students and offer tremendous support throughout the application and transition processes. For detailed information offered to international students as well as our entry requirements, please consult our international page on the website.
  • Tuition fees
    • The tuition fee for full-time UK/EU undergraduate students in 2020/21 will be £9,250. Eligible students will be able to borrow the full cost of tuition from the government in the form of a tuition-fee loan. Non UK/EU student will have to pay tuition fees upfront.
    • The standard tuition fees for new international undergraduate students for 2020 entry are £19,000 for Arts-based courses, £24,000 for Science-based courses, and £44,000 for clinical years within Medicine and Dentistry degrees.
    • More information on tuition fees can be found on our website.
  • Bursaries and scholarships
    • As a socially responsible university we’re fully committed to attracting and supporting the very best students. We’re proud to offer a generous package of financial support to students from low-income households. Find out if you’re eligible on our student finance webpage.
    • Our Manchester Bursary is available to students who have undertaken a full financial assessment by Student Finance England and are registered on eligible undergraduate courses. For the most up–to-date information about the Manchester Bursary please check our website.
    • Our Manchester Master’s Bursary awards £3,000 in funding to eligible master’s students in any subject area. For more information please check our website.


Students in accommodation

Accommodation options at The University of Manchester are abundant and can suit every student’s needs. Our options include both catered and self-catered, en-suite and shared bathroom facilities, traditional and modern buildings, and three different areas to live. A short overview is provided on each building below, but more in-depth information is available on our housing page.

Accommodation guaranteed

We are extremely proud to guarantee accommodation to all Undergraduates in their first year of study, even those coming from Manchester! Further information about the accommodation guarantee can be found here.

Halls of residence

  •  City Campus
    • Denmark Road
      • This is one of our newest accommodations and is located very close to Oxford Road. The building consists of five to six en-suite bedroom flats with a shared kitchen and common room.
    • George Kenyon Hall
      • George Kenyon Hall boasts an excellent position in the centre of campus and is made up of flats with six bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities that share a kitchen and lounge.
    • Horniman House
      • Centrally located Horniman House is our family and partner accommodation. It consists of one-bedroom flats suitable for couples with a baby, as well as two bedroomed flats suitable for families with one or two children.
    • Weston Hall
      • Weston Hall is made up of en-suite eight bedroom flats with a shared kitchen and lounge, and is conveniently located close to the centre of Manchester.
    • Whitworth Park
      • Whitworth Park flats are one to three storeys and house 7-11 students per flat. Each flat is made up of single study bedrooms, as well as a shared kitchen, lounge, and bathroom.
    • Wright Robinson Hall
      • Wright Robinson Hall is close both to the city centre and main campus and the majority of the rooms are single study, though there are some twin occupancy rooms available. Each floor typically has 15 rooms, with a shared kitchen/common room, and bathroom facilities.
  • Victoria Park Campus
    •  Burkhardt House
      • Burkhardt House is arranged in flats for 8-10 people with single study en-suite rooms and shared kitchen/lounge. Students at Burkhardt House can opt in to catering, which is served at Hulme Hall.
    • Canterbury Court
      • Canterbury Court comprises of mixed and single sex flats (with usually 8-10 bedrooms in each flat) with shared kitchen and lounge spaces.  Students can buy into catered packages at neighbouring St Anselm Hall.
    • Dalton-Ellis Hall
      • Dalton-Ellis hall boasts a small number of en-suite rooms with the rest of the single bedrooms sharing bathroom facilities.
    • Hulme Hall
      • This catered hall comprises seven blocks and includes amenities like snooker tables, squash courts, and a small gym. Bedrooms are on corridors with shared bathroom facilities.
    • Liberty Park
      • Liberty Park flats are modern, self-catered, and serve three to five people with en-suite rooms.
    • St Anselm Hall
      • St Anselm Hall study bedrooms have their own washbasins and share bathrooms and small kitchens as this is a catered hall with meals provided seven days a week.
  • Fallowfield Campus
    • Ashburne Hall
      • Ashburne Hall is a catered hall that serves both Undergraduate and postgraduate residents.  Bedrooms are arranged on corridors with shared bathroom facilities.
    • Oak House
      • Oak House flats are mix sex single study bedrooms for eight people with a shared kitchen, lounge, and bathroom.
    • Owens Park
      • Owens Park has mixed sex house units with 40-50 rooms in each sharing a common room and utility room. Bathroom facilities and small kitchens are also shared as this is a catered hall.
    • Richmond Park
      • Richmond Park is made up of eight blocks, each with eight flats. Each flat has eight individual single study en-suite bedrooms which share a kitchen.
    • Sheavyn House
      • Sheavyn House is self-catered with single en-suite bedrooms for undergraduate students.
    • Unsworth Park
      • The University of Manchester now offers more than 1,000 new rooms in our flagship Unsworth Park development located on our Fallowfield site. These rooms are offered on an en-suite, self-catered basis.
    • Woolton Hall
      • This catered accommodation has five blocks, each with three floors and each floor with 15 single study bedrooms that share showers, toilets, common spaces and small kitchen facilities.


  • Single self-catering bedroom with shared facilities – prices from £98p/w for 2019
  • Single self-catering bedroom with en-suite – prices from £150p/w for 2019
  • Single bedroom in catered halls (meals provided) – prices from £140p/w for 2019

Open days

Student on Open day
  • Why come to an open day?
    • An open day at The University of Manchester is the perfect way to get a feel for life in the city and at our University. It’s a great opportunity to speak with current students and staff who can answer any questions you might have about the subject you would like to study.
  • What are undergraduate open days like?
    • Undergraduate open days give you the chance to get a real feel for student life at The University of Manchester. You can partake in general information and subject-specific sessions, attend the Student Experience Exhibition in our beautiful Whitworth Hall where you can pick up information about our main student services, and take a tour of the campus, facilities, and accommodation.
  • What are postgraduate open days like?
    • Postgraduate open days include campus tours led by Student Ambassadors, presentations, and Faculty/School specific information sessions.
  • Discover Days for Year 12 learners
    • Discover Days at Manchester offer potential applicants the chance to gain real insight into degree programmes they might study at this University. They provide a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience and make informed decisions about their university choices before the start of the UCAS application process. These days are for Year 12 students.

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Living here

Manchester city
  • On campus
    • The city of Manchester is grounded in its industrial heritage and is now home to a thriving cultural scene. Manchester has also been voted the UK’s best city to live by The Economist’s ‘Global Liveability Index’ for 2019, so it comes as no surprise that our campus follows suit. You will find beautiful buildings, buzzing social scenes, and plenty of restaurants/cafes to suit your needs.
  • Sports and recreation
    • Manchester’s sporting history is world renowned. From two of the world’s most famous football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City, to the UK’s longest indoor ski slope, you can truly find anything to suit your needs here. Manchester is home to other sport locations like the Lancashire County Cricket Club, National Cycling Centre, Manchester Aquatics Centre, and even the National Football Museum.
  • Entertainment
    • The entertainment scene in Manchester is second to none. From concerts to cinemas to numerous theatre productions, you would be hard pressed to be bored here. Great venues in Manchester include the Manchester Arena, The Ritz, Manchester Academy (located right on campus!), Deaf Institute, and The Bridgewater Hall.
  • Nightlife
    • Whatever type of night out you’re looking for, Manchester has you sorted. The city boasts an incredible array of clubs, bars, pubs, breweries, and more. The city centre is home to different areas with unique vibes such as Deansgate Locks and the Northern Quarter. Any type of night out you can imagine is possible here. Top spots are Junkyard Golf Club and The Warehouse Project.

Top questions

Do you have any famous or notable alumni?

A lot! Niels Bohr, Alan Turing, who is coincidentally played by Benedict Cumberbatch (another University of Manchester Alumni) in The Imitation Game, Parineeti Chopra, and plenty more. 25 Nobel Prize winners have also worked or studied here.

What support is available to students who are struggling for any reason?

We have a number of support services that both students and staff can access such as counselling services, our ‘Six Ways of Well-being’ initiative, and the Students Union Advice Service.

What social events do you offer when people first join to help people make friends and settle in?

The University of Manchester’s Welcome programme goes further than the average ‘fresher’s week’ – there’s so much more going on. There are loads of events ranging from tours, welcome fairs to concerts to get involved with and make friends.

Is it a campus or city based university? What advantages do you think this offers?

We have one of the largest student communities in the UK with a campus based university which feels connected to the city. You will have access to one of the largest Student’s Unions in the UK, be made to feel like you’re a part of your school and Manchester, as well as be given the freedom to study in numerous venues and locations in and around Manchester.

What sort of societies are there?

We have over 450 societies ranging from a Baking Society to Cultural Societies and even a Hiking Society!

How far is the campus from the town centre and what is the public transport like?

It is about a 20-minute walk or 7-minute bus ride up Oxford Road to the town centre.

How much is a pint at the student union?

The Students’ Union Bar, 532 Bar and Kitchen, has pints for as low as £2.30