University of Manchester

History

The University of Manchester was first established in the year 2004, however this recent date hides a long history and tradition that go all the way back to the year 1824, through the Mechanics’ Institute, the first and foremost institution of Manchester during the early 19th century, founded as a way to ensure residents could learn the principles of science.

From there on many institutions, and many rebrandings of the former Mechanic’s Institute would play a key role in the future birth of the University of Manchester, Owens College, the Victoria University of Manchester, and University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, where all pivotal steps in and institutions in the future merger that would finally result in the birth of the University of Manchester in the year 2004.

Programs Offered

Through it’s 3 main faculties the University of Manchester currently offers well over 60 unique courses aimed at undergraduate students, it’s important to note however that variations on  the same courses are listed separately, so a degree of repetition can be found if looked closely; nonetheless the institution keeps a healthy selection.

Due to the large selection available at the University of Manchester, the following list will only be a small sample of the full catalog available at the institution:

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Children’s Nursing
  • Developmental Biology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Fashion Studies
  • History
  • Immunology
  • Latin and Italian
  • Mathematics
  • Zoology

Admission requirements

In general English language proficiency, with a IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent is expected of all students, as well as graduation from year 12 or equivalent, different faculties do ask for different requirements however, such as previous experience, portfolios or written assignments, and as such it’s important to check in detail each course details ahead of time.

Student Life

The University of Manchester seeks to combine the appeal of it’s own unique activities and clubs with all that the city itself has to offers, as such the institution and student union offer many activities that take place outside of campus, allowing for a different approach to college life for enrolled students.

Part-time work

Students at the University of Manchester count with both CareersLink as a portal that lists job opportunities offered by companies separate from the University, as well as Manchester’s own jobs website, where a wide variety of jobs related to the university and it’s facilities are listed.

Fees

Tuition Fees for local students at the University of Manchester currently amount to £9,250, an amount all EU students will also be paying, at least under the current semester laws.

The situation is slightly more complicated for international students, as the cost of their tuition varies depending on their chosen course, but the cheapest courses start at £19,000, while the most expensive one caps at £24,000.

Ranking

The University of Manchester is currently ranked as the 64th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall sixth best university in it’s home country of the United Kingdom.

University Contact

Address:  The University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

Phone: +44 (0) 161 306 6000

Email: careers@manchester.ac.uk

Summary

The University of Manchester is one of the most competitive and diverse institutions in the United Kingdom, and it’s cost is notoriously reduced for an European institution, in short it proves to  be an incredibly attractive university for any new undergraduate students in the region.