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About Manchester Metropolitan University

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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.

Postgraduate Study

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.


Our Research Centres focus on areas of excellence and quality – REF 2014-2021 rated 85% of our research as “world-leading” and “internationally excellent”.

We have 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.

There are 28 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships across our University, enabling businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance. We are a top 10 UK university for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and we are highly rated for research in Medical Technology, Creative Writing, and Education.


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.

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. Find out more at

Scholarships / Bursaries

A range of faculty or subject-specific scholarships is available, as well as specific scholarships for international students. Visit the University website for details of current scholarships.

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

The funding available for postgraduate study is different depending on whether you normally live in England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Scotland.

2020/21 scheme figures for students normally living in England have been proposed at £11,222 (subject to Government approval). The loan is non-income assessed and is available for students studying an eligible masters course. Once details have been finalised, further information will be available here.

Alumni Loyalty Discount

If you are a Manchester Met graduate and you meet the requirements, you may be able to get 10% off your fees with the Alumni Loyalty Discount.

International Postgraduate Scholarships, September 2020 Entry (Non-EU applicants only)

Scholarships of up to £2,500 are available for high-achieving applicants. This scholarship is open to international students who enrol on a full-time postgraduate masters programme and meet the eligibility criteria. The scholarship is awarded automatically upon enrolment, no application is required. Visit the University website for further details and eligibility criteria.

Postgraduate Open Day

Whether you are looking to improve your career prospects, increase your subject knowledge or take your career in a new direction, our postgraduate open days are designed to give you all the information you need. Our Open Days are drop-in events; you can come along for just one of the subject talks or stay to find out more about our support services and student life.

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Facts and figures
  • Number of students: 6,000
  • Number of employees: 2,300