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The University of Manchester one of the UK’s 24 elite research-intensive universities that make up the prestigious Russell Group. With an outstanding global reputation recognised across the world, it’s a top choice for international students.

  • 6th in the UK and 27th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021).
  • Number one targeted university by top employers in the UK (High Fliers Research 2020).
  • 25 Nobel prize winners have studied or worked at The University of Manchester .
  • University of the Year – awarded twice (The Times and The Sunday Times Higher Education Supplement).
  • Top 10 most exciting city in the world (Time Out City Life Index 2018).



International Foundation

Leads to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.

  • International Foundation in Biosciences
  • International Foundation in Engineering and Science
  • International Foundation in Humanities and Social Sciences
  • International Foundation in Pharmacy
  • International Foundation in Psychology

English Language

English Language Courses

Academic English
An intensive course offering students rapid progress in preparation for academic study.

  • Academic English

Top subjects

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • International Business, Finance and Economics
  • Management
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics with Finance
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Sociology

Key rankings

  • 10th in the world for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • 20th in the world for Sociology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • 21st in the world for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • 22nd in the world for Chemical Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • =23rd in the world for Chemistry (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • 28th in the world for Materials Science (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • 30th in the world for Business and Management (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
  • 31st in the world for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).

Student success

Take a look at our student progression results in all subjects/programmes for 2017-18.

Passed: 88% of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: 67% eligible to progress to The University of Manchester of those who passed


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