University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is the largest single site university in the UK. The university has various schools divided into four faculties offering undergraduate degrees, master's courses and postgraduate research. The faculties are: Engineering and Physical Sciences; Humanities; Life Sciences; and Medical and Human Sciences.

  • Acceptance Rate 74.3%
  • Students 38,590
  • International Students 25.6%
  • Total Annual Cost GBP 18,487
  • Campus Setting Urban

School Description

The University of Manchester was formed in October of 2004 after the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). Victoria University of Manchester was founded in 1851, while UMIST traces its history back to 1824. The university can take pride in having 25 Nobel Laureates among its current and former staff and students.

The University of Manchester has the largest student community in the UK, with a total student enrollment exceeding 38,000 on campus and overseas. The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities. Students at the university can get involved in over 300 societies. Among its many facilities, the university also has the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre, which specialises in the study of race, ethnicity, and migration.

Master Programs

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    Accountancy

    GBP 23,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

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    Aerospace Engineering

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, manufacturing and testing aircraft, spacecraft and their systems. Includes instruction in aircraft/spacecraft systems technology, design and development testing, prototype and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, instrument calibration, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

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    Applied Mathematical Sciences

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the solution of functional problems in fields such as engineering and the applied sciences. Includes instruction in natural phenomena modeling continuum mechanics, reaction-diffusion, wave propagation, dynamic systems, numerical analysis, controlled theory, asymptotic methods, variation, optimization theory, inverse problems, and applications to specific scientific and industrial topics.

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    Bioinformatics

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of computer-based technologies and services to biological, biomedical, and biotechnology research. Includes instruction in algorithms, network architecture, principles of software design, human interface design, usability studies, search strategies, database management and data mining, digital image processing, computer graphics and animation, CAD, computer programming, and applications to experimental design and analysis and to specific quantitative, modeling, and analytical studies in the various biological specializations.

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    Biology

    GBP 22,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

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    Business Administration

    GBP 41,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

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    Business Economics

    GBP 23,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Chemical Engineering

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes; and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution, and fluid mechanics.

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    Chemistry

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

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    City Planning

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply principles of planning, analysis, and architecture to the development and improvement of urban areas and surrounding regions, and to function as professional planners. Includes instruction in principles of architecture; master plan development; service, communications, and transportation systems design; community and commercial development; zoning; land use planning; applied economics; policy analysis; applicable laws and regulations; and professional responsibilities and managerial duties.

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    Classics

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the literary culture of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and the Greek and Latin languages and literatures and their development prior to the fall of the Roman Empire.

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    Clinical Psychology

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of clinical psychology, involving the analysis, diagnosis, and clinical treatment of psychological disorders and behavioral pathologies. Includes instruction in clinical assessment and diagnosis, personality appraisal, psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, behavior modification, therapeutic intervention skills, patient interviewing, personalized and group therapy, child and adolescent therapy, cognitive and behavioral therapy, supervised clinical practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

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    Computer Science

    GBP 20,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

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    Criminology

    GBP 10,333 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of crime as a sociopathological phenomenon, the behavior of criminals, and the social institutions evolved to respond to crime. Includes instruction in the theory of crime, psychological and social bases of criminal behavior, social value systems and the theory of punishment, criminal law and criminal justice systems, penology, rehabilitation and recidivism, studies of specific types of crime, social attitudes and policy, and applications to specific issues in law enforcement administration and policy.

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    Cyber Security

    GBP 20,500 Tuition Fee

    A program focusing on the principles and techniques used to identify, search, seize and analyze digital media and to conduct cyber investigations against criminal and terrorist activity. Includes instruction in computer boot processes and drives, jumper setting, file access and reconstruction, hacking, network systems, cryptography, programming, investigative techniques, forensic imagery, web-based investigation methods, cyberterrorism, and applicable laws and administrative procedures.

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    Economics

    GBP 17,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of the production, conservation and allocation of resources in conditions of scarcity, together with the organizational frameworks related to these processes. Includes instruction in economic theory, micro- and macroeconomics, comparative economic systems, money and banking systems, international economics, quantitative analytical methods, and applications to specific industries and public policy issues.

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    Education

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

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    Electrical Engineering

    GBP 22,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of electrical and electronic systems and their components, including electrical power generation systems; and the analysis of problems such as superconductor, wave propagation, energy storage and retrieval, and reception and amplification.

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    Environmental Studies

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on environment-related issues using scientific, social scientific, or humanistic approaches or a combination. Includes instruction in the basic principles of ecology and environmental science and related subjects such as policy, politics, law, economics, social aspects, planning, pollution control, natural resources, and the interactions of human beings and nature.

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    Film Studies

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

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    Finance

    GBP 23,000 Tuition Fee

    An integrated or combined program in accounting and finance that prepares individuals to function as accountants and financial managers or analysts.

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    Forensic Psychology

    GBP 17,776 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply clinical, counseling, school, and neuropsychology skills to the provision of psychological services within the criminal justice and civil legal systems, including consultation, assessment, and interventions. Includes instruction in the epidemiology of mental/behavioral disorders, risk factors for violence and criminality, profiling and patterning, psychological testing, prediction and intervention measurement, forensic assessment, criminal and civil law and procedures, secure environments, forensic treatment and intervention skills, and professional standards and ethics.

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    Gender Studies

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the defined areas, regions, and countries of the world; defined minority groups within and across societies; and issues relevant to collective gender and group experience.

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    Health Science

    GBP 20,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals to practice as licensed professionals and assistants in the health care professions and related clinical sciences and administrative and support services.

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    Human Resources

    GBP 17,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to manage the development of human capital in organizations, and to provide related services to individuals and groups. Includes instruction in personnel and organization policy, human resource dynamics and flows, labor relations, sex roles, civil rights, human resources law and regulations, motivation and compensation systems, work systems, career management, employee testing and assessment, recruitment and selection, managing employee and job training programs, and the management of human resources programs and operations.

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    Information Management

    GBP 20,500 Tuition Fee
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    Information System Management

    GBP 17,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to provide and manage data systems and related facilities for processing and retrieving internal business information; select systems and train personnel; and respond to external data requests. Includes instruction in cost and accounting information systems, management control systems, personnel information systems, data storage and security, business systems networking, report preparation, computer facilities and equipment operation and maintenance, operator supervision and training, and management information systems policy and planning.

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    International Business

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    An advanced, professional study of the law, policies, and regulations governing transnational business and commercial practices, including the specialized tax law related to international financial transactions.

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    Laws

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that prepare individuals for the legal profession, for related support professions and professional legal research, and focus on the study of legal issues in non-professional programs.

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    Leadership

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on leadership skills that can be applied to a business, government, non-profit, or educational setting. Includes instruction in organizational planning, dynamics of leadership, finance, team building, conflict resolution and mediation, communication and other management skills.

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    Management

    GBP 20,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

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    Marketing

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

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    Mathematical Finance

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the application of mathematics and statistics to the finance industry, including the development, critique, and use of various financial models. Includes instruction in probability theory, statistical analysis, numerical methods, computation and simulation methods, stochastic processes, economics, and financial markets and applications.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    GBP 20,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

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    Medicine

    GBP 7,660 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of medicine, involving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses, injuries, and other disorders of the human body. Includes instruction in the basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, examination and diagnosis, patient communications, medical ethics and law, professional standards, and rotations in specialties such as internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, family medicine, and psychiatry.

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    Microbiology

    GBP 21,500 Tuition Fee

    A residency training program that prepares physicians in the isolation and identification of microbial agents that cause infectious disease, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Requires prior completion of a program in pathology. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Music

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

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    Neuroscience

    GBP 22,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the molecular, structural, physiologic, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of the brain and nervous system. Includes instruction in molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain science, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, molecular and biochemical bases of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences and biomedical engineering.

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    Nursing

    GBP 12,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

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    Organizational Psychology

    GBP 17,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and group behavior in institutional settings, applications to related problems of organization and industry, and that may prepare individuals to apply such principles in industrial and organizational settings. Includes instruction in group behavior theory, organizational theory, reward/punishment structures, human-machine and human-computer interactions, motivation dynamics, human stress studies, environmental and organizational influences on behavior, alienation and satisfaction, and job testing and assessment.

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    Plant Science

    GBP 22,000 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the scientific principles that underlie the breeding, cultivation, and production of agricultural plants, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural plant products. Includes instruction in the plant sciences, crop cultivation and production, and agricultural and food products processing.

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    Political Science

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A general program that focuses on the systematic study of political institutions and behavior. Includes instruction in political philosophy, political theory, comparative government and politics, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, political research methods, studies of the government and politics of specific countries, and studies of specific political institutions and processes.

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    Project Management

    GBP 22,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply quantitative and qualitative knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occupations. Includes instruction in project planning, risk management, cost and time management, contracts and procurement, accounting, statistics, decision making, and human resources.

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    Public Health

    GBP 13,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares registered nurses to promote health and provide preventive and curative nursing services for groups or communities under the supervision of a public health agency. Includes instruction in community and rural health, family therapy and intervention, disease prevention, health education, and community health assessment.

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    Real Estate Development

    GBP 16,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to create and redevelop housing, offices, retail centers, and industrial sites. Includes instruction in architectural design and construction, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, business, real estate and land use law, public policy, and engineering.

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    Religious Education

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of faith communities, within the context of a particular religion, and that prepares individuals to serve as religious educators. Includes instruction in planning and teaching lessons, organizing and supervising instructional activities, designing and developing instructional materials, and administering religious education programs and facilities.

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    Social Work

    GBP 12,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

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    Sociology

    GBP 10,333 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

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    Software Engineering

    GBP 20,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific and mathematical principles to the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, and maintenance of computer software systems using a variety of computer languages. Includes instruction in discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, computer science, managerial science, and applications to complex computer systems.

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    Statistics

    GBP 16,000 Tuition Fee

    Instructional programs that focus on the systematic study of logical symbolic language and its applications.

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    Supply Chain Management

    GBP 19,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise, ranging from acquisitions to receiving and handling, through internal allocation of resources to operations units, to the handling and delivery of output. Includes instruction in acquisitions and purchasing, inventory control, storage and handling, just-in-time manufacturing, logistics planning, shipping and delivery management, transportation, quality control, resource estimation and allocation, and budgeting.

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    Systems Engineering

    GBP 21,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

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    Theology

    GBP 15,500 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the beliefs and doctrine of a particular religious faith from the intramural point of view of that faith. Includes instruction in systematic theology, historical theology, moral theology, doctrinal studies, dogmatics, apologetics, and applications to specific questions of ecclesiastical polity and religious life.

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Rankings

  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 55
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 24
  • Complete University Guide (UK)
    Complete University Guide (UK) 18
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 29

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.80
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 72
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.50
  • Minimum ACT 27

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    The University of Manchester is in the midst of the biggest investment ever undertaken by UK universities on facilities. This ten year, £1 billion investment will transform the campus for the betterment of the students and staff.

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          • Testimony
            2010-2013, Bachelor of Science

            I felt that there was no stone unturned during my time at The University of Manchester. Everything I could do, I did do and it made me a better person as a result. I don't think there's many universities that have the academic prestige and plethora of opportunities that The University of Manchester has.

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            2012-2014, Master's Degree

            I completed my masters in the Human Resources Management and Development programme by distance learning. The support and encouragement from the staff (administrators and tutors alike) created a great rapport with the distance learners, and my favourite aspect was the international outlook of the programme which allowed me to relate my studies to my environment; this deserves a top rating from me!

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            1975-1979, Ph.D

            I attended UMIST, now merged into the University of Manchester, between 1974 and 1979 while earning M.Sc and Ph.D EE degrees and doing a year of post-doctoral research. I found the teaching standard to be very high. The emphasis on practical applications rather than purely mathematical/analytical techniques, and being taught by practitioners rather than theoreticians, kept the subjects relevant and interesting. The seminal research performed under Dr. Geoff Gott was later recognized globally -- the association with that work helped me in my career.