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    The University of Manchester

    The University of Manchester


    • Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
    • Top Majors: Biological Sciences, Business and Entrepreneurship, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, STEM
    • Type: Public
    • Degrees Awarded: 4 Year
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Other
    • Gender: Coed
    • Country: United Kingdom
    • Delivery: Day
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    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, we are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence. 


    According to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities, we are the 35th best university in the world, the seventh best in Europe and the fifth best in the UK. We were also ranked 87th in the world, 17th in Europe and 4th in the UK in the 2016 Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative Universities, and we're the 20th most international university in the world, according to Times Higher Education.

    In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) an impressive 83% of our research activity was rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', confirming Manchester as one of the UK's top research institutions.


    We have more Nobel laureates on our academic staff than any other UK university. You’ll benefit from the experience of renowned academics, such as Brian Cox, star of the BBC’s science programming, author Jeanette Winterson at the Centre for New Writing, and Michael Wood, our new Professor of Public History.

    And we’re led by Vice-Chancellor Dame Nancy Rothwell, famed for her work on stroke and brain injury, and committed to public engagement.


    We have an illustrious history of discovery, from atomic physics to the first stored-program computer. Our international stature is reflected in the 25 Nobel Prize winners who have worked or studied here, including Ernest Rutherford, William Arthur Lewis and the graphene pioneers Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov.

    Choose to work with us and you'll be entering a relationship with England's first and most eminent of civic universities, born in a city that was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution!