University profile

Manchester Metropolitan University

2020/21 edition

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About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a wide variety of professionally relevant courses with a firm focus on employability and industry experience. We have a community of over 38,000 current undergraduate and postgraduate students and more than 300,000 alumni. There are five different faculties within the University: Business and Law, Arts and Humanities, Education, Health, Psychology and Social Care, and Science and Engineering.

More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. In total, we offer more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and dozens of postgraduate research areas.


We have made it our mission to help students become highly employable, responsible professionals by delivering excellent teaching and research through courses accredited by key industry bodies.

You’ll have the support of a teaching team who are experts in their field – enthusiastic professionals committed to your education. Professionals from the industry contribute their knowledge and experience to the design of our programmes and give specialist guest lectures – making sure you get the practical, workplace relevant skills and understanding you’ll need to take the next step in your future.

We offer more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes across a wide range of study options; from part-time to full-time, short courses to CPD, Masters of Arts/Science and PhD opportunities across many subject areas. For full course listings, visit the online prospectus. All programmes provide academic expertise to help you get the most out of your studies and many carry professional accreditation.

City Life

Our campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned for its friendly, cosmopolitan and creative energy. The city that was once at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution is today the UK’s largest financial and professional services centre outside of London, attracting major global businesses from around the world. It is also a major hub for the creative and digital industries and home to some of the UK’s key media organisations.

Manchester excels in a wide range of sectors, from finance and creative media to healthcare, advanced manufacturing and energy, among others. Put simply, it’s not just a great city for students. Here you’ll find the perfect setting to develop your knowledge, build experience and create connections for your future – making Manchester an ideal home for your career ambitions.

Manchester is recognised the world over for its music scene and creativity and is home to world-class sporting facilities, including the Aquatics Centre and the National Cycling Centre. The city is also famous for not one, but two celebrated football teams.

Student Life at Manchester Met

At Manchester Metropolitan University, we offer a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. Our award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect our teaching excellence since 1824.

We have spent £350m creating an outstanding place to study and we have committed a further £400m to continue to develop new facilities, buildings and public spaces. The result is not just a modern campus brimming with the latest industry-standard equipment, but also a collection of buildings designed with the environment in mind. As a result, Manchester Met is one of the top green universities in the UK on the People and Planet University League.

Our 24-hour library offers the complete multi-media learning environment – with social spaces, silent study zones and the University’s Special Collections museum. It offers access to over 900,000 books, journals and e-books, as well as hundreds of PCs and study areas.

Whether you already participate in sport or would like to try new activities, there are more than 100 sports and activity clubs to get involved with. Many of our teams compete in official leagues against other UK universities and colleges. We also offer a range of free drop-in sports and activities across campus, including women-only sessions. Find out more about sport at Manchester Met.

The Union is here to support you throughout your time with us, whether you need independent advice, academic representation or a quiet place to study. You’ll become a member the day you join the University, giving you access to all the opportunities and services, including an annual programme of events, a specialised student-centred advice centre, and over 100 societies.


Whether you prefer student halls or a privately rented house, there’s plenty of options on offer, from rooms to townhouses, and much more.

We offer apartments, environmentally sustainable eco-townhouses and en-suite rooms, as well as budget options. Our student accommodation is conveniently located, either on campus or nearby, so that you are close to the buildings you are taught in as well as the library, Students’ Union and a range of food outlets. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi, have access to a shared kitchen and laundry facilities and prices include insurance. All student rooms are in buildings with a 24-hour security presence, so that you can feel safe at home. Staff are on hand during the day to help students with queries, and all accommodation has a Residential Life team to provide support to you in the evenings and at weekends.


We work with businesses across a range of sectors, ensuring that our courses reflect today’s challenges and demands, so that you develop the skills and knowledge to make your next career move. As a Manchester Metropolitan student, you’ll also have access to lifelong careers support from our dedicated Careers and Employability service.

Our experienced careers consultants are ready to offer guidance and information – helping you explore the career paths open to you, develop your employability skills and market yourself to employers effectively. As well as one-to-one appointments and a daily drop-in service, we have My Career Hub – an online system that lets you access resources, book onto events and search through hundreds of job opportunities. And, with a range of careers events on campus throughout the year, we give you the chance to meet with employers actively recruiting.

Contact details

+44 (0)161 247 6969
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building
All Saints
M15 6BH
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