University profile

Manchester Metropolitan University

Edition
2021/22 edition

About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. The University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and has 14 centres of research expertise.

The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned for its friendly, cosmopolitan and creative energy. Multicultural, tolerant and respectful, it offers a range of opportunities, from famous cultural and sporting attractions to outstanding leisure, shopping and entertainment facilities. Excellent rail and air links make Manchester connected and accessible, and it is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Courses and lecturers

Manchester Met has made it their mission to help students become highly employable, confident 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. They contribute their knowledge and experience to the design of Manchester Met’s programmes, making sure you get the practical, workplace relevant skills and understanding to take the next step in your future.

Manchester Met offers a range of postgraduate programmes across a wide range of study options, ranging from part-time to full-time, short courses to CPD, and masters and research degrees across many subject areas. For more course information, visit the website.

Entry requirements

Applicants for postgraduate courses should normally hold a UK honours degree, or an equivalent qualification. Some courses have subject-specific requirements, these are listed on the University’s website.

Accommodation

Whether you prefer student halls or a privately rented house, there are plenty of options whilst studying at Manchester Met.

All University rooms are close to where you will study and near to local facilities including shops, restaurants and cafés, and excellent transport links. You will find support whenever you need it, from our Residential Life Team to our 24-hour Security Team.

Visit our website for more information about halls accommodation, including virtual tours, videos and location maps, or visit the Manchester Student Homes website for support and guidance with private housing options.

Facilities

At Manchester Met, the campus is home to impressive lecture theatres, seminar rooms and study zones, as well as an incredible library stocked with more than a million books, journals and e-resources that you can access 24 hours a day during the academic year. You’ll find just as much support too – with digital resources, study workshops and learning support available in a way that suits you.

Learning with us involves a mix of practical skills and academic expertise, as well as having the chance to work with the latest technology and specialist equipment. A campus to be proud of and designed to be kind to the planet – the University is the UK’s number one sustainable university in the People and Planet University League 2021/22. An environment built to help you succeed.

The University recently completed the development of Grosvenor East, School of Digital Arts (SODA), and Institute of Sport buildings providing you with cutting-edge facilities. All three buildings are key developments in the Estates Masterplan Investment Programme which is creating a world-class university for you to enjoy and further improve your learning experience.

Most importantly, they have staff to match the environment and to support you. Your lecturers and tutors, student advisers in the Student Hubs, as well as support services at The Union and the University are there throughout your journey. The University have subject matter experts who are passionate about helping you gain the most out of your studies.

Student support

Manchester Met offers a whole range of specialist services to help you achieve your very best. The Study Skills team is available either online or on-campus through short courses, group workshops and one-to-one appointments, it’s a way for you to get help with academic writing and numeracy, or if you have specific learning difficulties.

The Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing Service offer support via one-to-one appointments, group workshops on topics like relaxation, stress and confidence, as well as access to our online platform Togetherall which is available 24/7. MMU Sport also offer support with your fitness through our free Active Campus Programme and Mcr Met Moves app where you can earn rewards for getting active. There is also a chaplaincy team, who offer pastoral support and quiet spaces for prayer or reflection, open to those of all faiths or non-faith.

The Disability Service ensure students are not disadvantaged in their studies as a result of their disability, health condition, or Specific Learning Difficulty. They provide advice about the resources that are available within the University and from external agencies. If you have any support needs, get in touch before your course begins to get the best possible support.

The Language Centre can help international students, with British Council-accredited intensive courses in academic English.

Academic strengths

  • The University is home to The Manchester Writing School, which produces award-winning novelists and poets, and is led by former Poet Laureate Professor Carol Ann Duffy DBE.
  • Manchester Met is ranked 15th in the UK, and 66th globally, in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings (2021).
  • Prestigious EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditations place the Business School among an elite group of business schools worldwide.
  • Manchester School of Architecture is ranked 11th in the world and 3rd in the UK in QS subject rankings.
  • Pioneering degree apprenticeship programmes are training more than 2,000 people from over 500 employers.
  • 96% of our postgraduates go onto work or further study when they graduate (Graduate Outcomes survey 2018/19 graduates – UK, full-time, PGT respondents only. Contains HESA data © HESA 2020 (www.hesa.ac.uk)).

Students' Union

Every student at Manchester Met is automatically a member of the Students’ Union. The Union exists to make sure you have the best experience you can while you’re at university. It’s not just about focusing on academic results but helping you with everything in life while you’re studying. You can join one of the many clubs and societies, buy something from the shop, get expert advice, find out about campaigning and volunteering opportunities, find a place to meet friends and relax, and more.

Clubs and Societies

Whether you already participate in sport or would like to try new activities, there are more than 130 sports clubs and societies to get involved with. Many of Manchester Met’s teams compete in official leagues against other UK universities and colleges. There is also a range of free drop-in sports and activities across campus, including women-only sessions. Find out more about sport at Manchester Met.

City Life

Manchester is a city of opportunity. It’s a northern powerhouse with plans to become a sustainable smart city. It’s a hive of hard work and momentum – neatly embodied by the city’s worker bee emblem. And it’s a place that many see as the nation’s true second capital.

While Manchester has been ranked the third best city in the world*, it’s also a wonderful place to learn. You will be surrounded by art, sport and culture, making the city the perfect setting for exploring your passions and creativity. It’s an energetic city, bustling night and day with its thriving shopping centre, ever-growing food and drink scene, and some of Britain’s best culture – be it art, architecture or music.

It all makes this city so special, and Manchester Met is right at the heart of it.

* Time Out 2021

Job prospects

96% of our postgraduates go onto work or further study when they graduate (Graduate Outcomes survey 2018/19 graduates – UK, full-time, PGT respondents only. Contains HESA data © HESA 2020 (www.hesa.ac.uk)).

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

Experienced careers advisers 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, the digital careers service lets you access job resources, book events and search through hundreds of job vacancies. With a range of careers events on campus throughout the year, you have the chance to meet with employers actively recruiting.

Scholarships/Bursaries

A range of faculty or subject-specific scholarships are available, as well as specific scholarships for international students. Visit Manchester Met's website for details of current scholarships.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

If you’re doing a masters course, you may be able to get a loan of up to £11,836 – though if and how much you can borrow depends on your circumstances, where you live and any prior learning credits. The amount quoted relates to the Student Finance England loan for 2022/23 and may change for 2023/24 enrolment. For up-to-date information please visit the GOV.UK website.

For PhD, Professional Doctorate, or EdDoc students, the potential loan is up to £27,892. The amount quoted relates to the England loan for 2022/23 and may change for 2023/24 enrolment. For up-to-date information including eligibility and payments please visit the GOV.UK website.

Alumni Loyalty Discount

If you’ve studied with us before and you meet the requirements for courses starting September 2022 onwards, you may be able to get 20% off your fees. Read more at Alumni Loyalty Discount.

International Scholarships for Postgraduate Students - September 2022 Entry

We provide scholarships of £3,000 for international postgraduate students who are accepted onto full-time taught masters courses that start in September 2022. We will assess your eligibility when you apply, therefore you do not need to apply separately. For further details visit the University website.

Fees

Students who do not qualify for UK status will normally pay between £16,500 and £18,000, however, tuition fees vary by course. Fees for UK and international students are listed on each course page on the website.

Taught

Manchester Metropolitan University offers 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, including:

  • 3D Print and Digital Technology
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Architecture
  • Art, Design and Media
  • Biology and Conservation
  • Business Analytics, Supply Chain and Project Management
  • Chemistry and Materials
  • Computing
  • Criminology and Sociology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English, Creative Writing and Publishing
  • Environment
  • Fashion
  • Biomedical and Physiological Sciences
  • History, Politics and Philosophy
  • Human Resource Management
  • Journalism and Information Communication
  • Law
  • Leadership
  • Linguistics
  • Business and Management
  • Marketing, Advertising and Digital Communications
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Teacher Training
  • Tourism, Events and Hospitality

Research

Manchester Met’s Research Centres focus on areas of excellence and quality – REF 2014 rated 85% of the University’s research as “world-leading” and “internationally excellent”.

Manchester Met has research centres in Health, Ecology and Environment, Computer Science, Engineering and Materials, Business and Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Education, Creative Writing and English Literature, History, and Art. Visit our website for more information on our University Centres for Research and Knowledge Exchange.

Our portfolio of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships across the University enables businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. Manchester Met is a top 10 UK university for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and is highly rated for research in Medical Technology, Creative Writing, and Education.

Distance learning

Manchester Met offers a wide range of online courses. Visit our website for details of the current provision, visit

Contact details

Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)161 247 6969
Address
Manchester Metropolitan University
All Saints Building
All Saints
Manchester
M15 6BH
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