Universities in Manchester, England UK
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  • Universities in Manchester
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
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  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Manchester
  • (22 institution and 9 subject rankings)
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  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Manchester
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Manchester
  • 27 Sep, 2023: Publication of THE World University Rankings. The University of Manchester with highest ranking among universities in Manchester ranked #51.
  • 09 Sep, 2023: New edition of The Guardian League Table. 2 universities in Manchester ranked.
  • 09 Sep, 2023: The Guardian News and Media Limited published most recent results of The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Business and Management). Includes 92 universities from Manchester.
  • 15 Aug, 2023: Publication of ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking. The University of Manchester with highest ranking among universities in Manchester ranked #41.

Manchester is known to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and it’s a city with many charms. Being one of the most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities in the UK, international students from around the world choose to come and study here. It offers a multicultural environment where international students feel at home, which helps with the feelings many people have when living independently for the first time. The culture, the music, and the food are some of the most celebrated aspects of the city. Universities in Manchester are some of the most prolific employers in the city, giving their students a way to earn some income while they also work on earning their degree.


Rankings of universities in Manchester, England UK 2023

  • #7 
  • #51 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #19 
  • #24 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 16 September, 2022]
  • #19 
  • #24 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
Show 27 more rankings of The University of Manchester and subject specific rankings for 14 subjects

  • #48 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #44 
  • #60 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 16 September, 2022]
  • #47 
  • #59 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
Show 19 more rankings of Manchester Metropolitan University and subject specific rankings for 15 subjects

  • #85 
  • #629 
StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
[Published 06 September, 2021]
  • #123 
  • #7409 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]


#4
England UK

Royal Northern College of Music

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (263 reviews)
  • #128 
  • #7966 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

  • #148 
  • #10481 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]

#6
England UK

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre

Student satisfaction: 4.5 / 5.0 (883 reviews)
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#7
England UK

Luther King Centre for Theology and Ministry





Student Opinions About Studying in Manchester

“Studying in Manchester has been a great experience so far. There are so many things to do and so many places to visit that are worth your time. The cost of living is cheaper than in other major UK cities, but you still get that ‘large city’ experience.”

“I’ve been studying in Manchester for two years now, and it’s been a whole new experience for me. There’s plenty to do here, and the locals are sociable and welcoming towards non-locals in general. The accent can be challenging to understand, so as an international student, I’m glad I took extra English lessons in my first year.”

“Manchesteris one of the best places in the UK for live music, which is a tradition the city seems to have made a conscious effort to keep alive. It’s true that the weather can be a downer at times, but that’s what you sign up for in the UK. I’m glad I chose this city to pursue my career.”

Manchester Key Facts for International Students

PROS

  • Compared to other cities in the UK, Manchester has a lower cost of living. Therefore students have an easier time finding quality accommodation.

  • Manchester is a multicultural city, and offers many experiences for students when it comes to enjoying an active social life, like the city’s popular nightlife scene.

CONS

  • The weather is a negative for some students, it’s often cloudy and rainy, however, the sun is revitalizing when it comes out.

  • The average salary in Manchester is lower, at around 28% less than in London, which is why some students prefer to go elsewhere after graduation.

  • The accent in Manchester is hard to understand, so in order to help international students feel more at home some universities recommend students to take their free English courses.


Population: 396000

Time: GMT +0

District/province: England, Manchester

Living costs for students in Manchester:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 91* (9% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 70* (30% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 68* (32% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 3.52 £
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
Andre Geim (, 2010)
 
Konstantin Novoselov (, 2010)
 
Patrick M.S. Blackett (, 1948)
 
Lawrence Bragg (, 1915)
 
Ernest Rutherford (, 1908)

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Ranking publishers

4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:

Academic Reputation 40% Employer Reputation 10% Faculty/Student Ratio 20% Citations per faculty 20% International Faculty Ratio 5% International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:

Employer reputation 30% Alumni outcomes 25% Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25% Employer/Student Connections 10% Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:

Research Performance: 40%

  • Research Output: 10%
  • High-Quality Publications: 10%
  • Influence: 10%
  • Citations: 10%

Quality of Education: 25%

Alumni Employment: 25%

Quality of Faculty: 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:

Scientific Impact Number of Publications Collaboration Open Access Gender Diversity

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:

Research Productivity: 25%

  • # Articles last 11 years: 10%
  • # Articles current year: 15%

Research Impact: 35%

  • # Citations last 11 years: 15%
  • # Citations last 2 years: 10%
  • Average # citations last 11 years: 10%

Research Excellence: 40%

  • H-index last 2 years: 10%
  • # Highly cited papers last 11 years: 15%
  • # Articles current year in high-impact journals: 15%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Academic:

Article count (AC) Fractional count (FC) Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:

Teaching: 40%

  • Ratio Faculty/Student: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Doctoral Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Doctoral Degrees Awarded/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • World Teaching Reputation: 8%

Research: 40%

  • Citations per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • Doctoral Degrees per Accepted PhD: 8%
  • Normalized Citation Impact: 8%
  • Papers per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • World Research Reputation: 8%

International Diversity: 10%

  • International Faculty: 2%
  • International Students: 2%
  • International Co-Authored Papers: 2%
  • Reputation Outside Geographical Region: 2%
  • International Level: 2%

Financial Sustainability: 10%

  • Institutional Income per Faculty: 2%
  • Institutional Income per Student: 2%
  • Papers per Research Income: 2%
  • Research Income per Academic/Research Staff: 2%
  • Research Income per Institutional Income: 2%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Academic Rankings:

Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20% Citation per papers 20% Papers per academic and research staff 20% International research reputation 20% Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:

Teaching Reputation 50% Research Reputation 50%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:

Quality of Education 10%

  • Alumni winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 10%

Quality of Faculty 40%

  • Staff winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 20%
  • Highly Cited Researchers 20%

Research Output 40%

  • Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
  • Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded & Social Science Citation Index 20%

Per Capita Performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:

30% Teaching (the Learning Environment)

  • Reputation survey: 15%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25%
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
  • Institutional income: 2.25%

30% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

  • Reputation survey: 18%
  • Research income: 6%
  • Research productivity: 6%

30% Citations (Research Influence)

7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)

  • Proportion of international students: 2.5%
  • Proportion of international staff: 2.5%
  • International collaboration: 2.5%

2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)"

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Global Employability University Ranking:

Employability (survey) 100%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World Reputation Rankings:

Research Reputation 66,6% Teaching Reputation 33,3%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE World’s Most International Universities:

Proportion of international students 25% Proportion of international staff 25% Proportion of journal publications with one or more international co-authors 25% University’s international reputation 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings:

Teaching 30% Research (volume, income and reputation) 30% Citations 30% International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5% Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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The Guardian News and Media Limited

Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian League Table:

Student to Staff Ratio: 15% Entry Standards: 15% Expenditure per Student: 5% Continuation 15% (non-medical subjects) OR 5% (medical subjects) NSS - Teaching: 8% NSS - Assessment & Feedback: 8% NSS - Overall Satisfaction: 4% Career Prospects: 15% Value added: 15%

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The Times and The Sunday Times

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The University League Tables

Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide:

Entry Standards 12.5% Student Satisfaction 18.75% Student-Staff Ratio 12.5% Research Quality 12.5% Research Intensity 6.25% Academic Service Spending 6.25% Facilities Spending 6.25% Graduate Prospects 12.5% Degree Completion Rate 12.5%

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Thomson Reuters

Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities:

Patent Volume 33% Patent Citations 34% Industry Article Citation Impact 11% Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11% Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11%

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Criteria used in ranking -Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe:

Patent volume 11.11% Patent success 11.11% Global patents 11.11% Patent citations 11.11% Percent of patents cited / Patent citation impact 11.11% Patent to Article Citation Impact 11.11% Industry Article Citation Impact 11.11% Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles 11.11% Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers 11.11%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:

Visibility 50% Excellence 35% Transparency 10% Presence 5%

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