The University of Manchester, which is renowned for excellence in both teaching and research, combines a rich academic heritage with innovative plans for the future.
The most recent RAE results (December 2008) reflect how Manchester has secured its place amongst the UK’s elite research universities, traditionally dominated by Oxford and Cambridge. The RAE ranks Manchester third behind Oxford and Cambridge both for ‘research power’ and for the number of subject areas which are ranked first in the UK. The University is ranked fourth overall in the UK for the number of research staff classed as ‘world-leading’ and sixth for research quality.
The University of Manchester is now one of only a handful of UK universities which can truly claim an internationally significant research profile over a very wide range of subjects. This provides a rich learning environment for all of our students.
The University’s global standing has also been confirmed by its year on year rise in the influential Academic Ranking of World Universities Survey conducted by Shanghai Jiao-Tong University (SJTU). The SJTU ranking for 2008 places The University of Manchester fifth in the UK, sixth in Europe and 40th globally.
The University is located at the heart of Manchester; a vibrant, multi-cultural city with plenty of parks and open spaces. Manchester offers something to suit every taste: sport; theatres; film; classical and popular live music; shopping; museums; art galleries and international cuisine. Manchester offers easy transport links by road, rail and air to the rest of the UK and beyond.
The University has the size and the strength to recruit and retain the best staff, and attracts students who are amongst the world's brightest and best. What better time to join us?
The University of Manchester offers an exceptionally wide range of subjects for undergraduate and postgraduate study. It provides a stimulating learning environment that is welcoming, culturally diverse and equips students with excellent career prospects. Employers recognise a degree from The University of Manchester as one of the best in the world, and consistently rate our careers service as the best in the UK.