The University of Manchester were formed at the birth of the modern world and the founders invested them with progressive principles and a desire to improve people’s lives through research and teaching. Throughout our history they have led the way and helped shape the modern world through discovery, ideas and knowledge.
The University of Manchester enjoys a reputation for pioneering research and innovation, which vitalise our undergraduate courses and postgraduate programmes, and introduce you to the latest thinking in your chosen field.
Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, with outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses, they are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence.
According to the 2015 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, they are the 41st best university in the world, the eighth best in Europe and the fifth best in the UK.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) an impressive 83% of their research activity was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, confirming Manchester as one of the UK’s top research institutions.