The University of Manchester Rankings of The University of Manchester

Latest ranking updates for The University of Manchester
  • 16 Nov, 2022: The University of Manchester ranks 51 in the latest THE World Reputation Rankings from THE Times Higher Education, UK.
  • 26 Oct, 2022: Publication of QS World University Rankings: Sustainability. Ranking position #50.
  • 26 Oct, 2022: The University of Manchester ranks 69 in the latest THE World University Rankings by Subject (Arts and Humanities) from THE Times Higher Education, UK.
  • 12 Oct, 2022: Publication of THE World University Rankings. Ranking position #54.

About The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a publicly funded research university with a mission to advance education, knowledge and wisdom for the good of society. University of Manchester’s main site is home to the majority of its faculties and is referred to by its students as ‘the campus’, although in reality Manchester does not have a campus but is instead interspersed throughout the city of Manchester.

PROS

  • Students highlight the excellent facilities that the University of Manchester offers. The most common examples are the spacious student residences, and the numerous libraries equipped with ample study space.
  • The mutually supportive atmosphere allows students to feel confident that they can receive the help they need, whether from the staff or from the students themselves.
  • Consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 by QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education. At times the university’s ranking ascends to the top 50, but this depends on the year.

CONS

  • Numerous students have expressed that the quality of support for disabled students is disappointing, citing that administrators are usually slow to respond to requests.

Historic rankings in TOP global university rankings

Highest subject rankings for The University of Manchester

Social Policy & Administration The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#2 
Business
American Studies Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#3 
Social Studies & Humanities
Music CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#3 
Arts Visual & Performing
Education CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#3 
Education
Nursing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#4 
Medicine & Health
Physics & Astronomy CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#4 
Natural Sciences
Engineering Materials & Mineral The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#6 
Engineering
Computer Science Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#6 
Computer Science
Italian Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
#6 
Languages & Literature
Criminology The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
#8 
Law

University rankings

    • #24 
    The Times Good University Guide
    [Published 16 September, 2022]
    • #30 
    The Guardian League Table
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #17 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - UK
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #54 
    THE World University Rankings
    [Published 12 October, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #28 
    QS World University Rankings
    [Published 08 June, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #42 
    QS Employability Rankings
    [Published 23 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #59 
    THE Global University Employability Ranking - Times Higher Education
    [Published 24 November, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #49 
    Reuters Most Innovative Universities
    [Published 23 October, 2019]
    • #51 
    THE World Reputation Rankings
    [Published 16 November, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #58 
    US News: Best Global Universities
    [Published 25 October, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #38 
    ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 15 August, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #27 
    THE World’s Most International Universities - Times Higher Education
    [Published 19 January, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #67 
    Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
    [Published 04 April, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #60 
    CWUR Center for World University Rankings
    [Published 25 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #89 
    Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
    [Published 16 June, 2022]
    • #53 
    NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
    [Published 02 August, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #53 
    URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance
    [Published 15 December, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #74 
    RUR World University Rankings
    [Published 04 March, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #42 
    RUR Reputation Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #91 
    RUR Research Performance Ranking
    [Published 16 September, 2020]
    • #5 
    • #70 
    CWTS Leiden Ranking
    [Published 22 June, 2022]
    • #64 
    • #445 
    StuDocu World University Ranking - EMEA - Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    [Published 06 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #91 
    UniRank 4icu: Top 200 Universities in the World
    [Published 11 August, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #8 
    Reuters Most Innovative Universities Europe
    [Published 30 April, 2019]
    • #6 
    • #14 
    NTU Europe
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #85 
    UniRank 4icu: Top 200 English-Speaking Universities
    [Published 11 August, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #61 
    Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
    [Published 01 January, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #9 
    THE World University Impact Rankings - Times Higher Education
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #72 
    THE Top Universities for a Digital Education
    [Published 10 May, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #56 
    THE China Subject Ratings Overall
    [Published 11 May, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #21 
    THE University Impact Rankings - No Poverty (SDG1)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #1 
    • #18 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Zero Hunger (SDG2)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #64 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Good Health and Well-Being (SDG3)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #24 
    • #301 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Quality Education (SDG4)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #89 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Gender Equality (SDG5)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #61 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #40 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #68 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG9)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #28 
    • #101 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Reducing Inequalities (SDG10)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #1 
    • #4 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG11)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #7 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG12)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #26 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Climate Action (SDG13)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #1 
    • #3 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Life Below Water (SDG14)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #20 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Life On Land (SDG15)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #16 
    • #67 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG16)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #29 
    THE University Impact Rankings - Partnerships for the Goals (SDG17)
    [Published 27 April, 2022]
    • #50 
    QS World University Rankings: Sustainability
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

Subject rankings

Agriculture

    • #8 
    • #151 
    Agricultural Sciences
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #401 
    Agricultural Sciences
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #94 
    Agriculture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #9 
    • #10 
    Building and Town and Country Planning
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #49 
    • #60 
    Art & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #69 
    Arts and Humanities
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #4 
    Drama, Dance & Cinematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #10 
    History of Art
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #10 
    History of Art
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #8 
    History of Art, Architecture & Design
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #3 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #8 
    Music
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #8 
    Music
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Business

    • #8 
    • #14 
    Accounting & Finance
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #15 
    Accounting & Finance
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #18 
    Accounting & Finance
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #10 
    Accounting and Finance
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #12 
    Business
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #12 
    • #14 
    Business & Management Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #32 
    Business & Management Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #36 
    Business and Economics
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #16 
    • #21 
    Business, Management & Marketing
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #29 
    Economics & Business
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #51 
    Finance
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #101 
    Hospitality & Leisure Management
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #51 
    Management
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #8 
    Marketing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #41 
    Public Administration
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #2 
    Social Policy & Administration
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Computer Science

    • #4 
    • #6 
    Computer Science
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #7 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #86 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #90 
    Computer Science
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #8 
    Computer Science & Information Systems
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #66 
    Computer Science & Information Systems
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #58 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #9 
    • #81 
    Technology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Design

    • #20 
    • #23 
    Fashion & Textiles
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

Education

    • #3 
    • #3 
    Education
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #87 
    Education
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #151 
    Education
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Engineering

    • #13 
    • #16 
    Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #151 
    Biotechnology
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #8 
    Chemical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #15 
    Chemical Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #72 
    Chemical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #4 
    • #76 
    Chemical Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #98 
    Chemical Engineering
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #14 
    • #16 
    Civil Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #18 
    Civil Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #101 
    Civil Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #153 
    Civil Engineering
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #7 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #51 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #4 
    • #84 
    Electrical Engineering
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #48 
    Engineering
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #76 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #5 
    • #25 
    Engineering - Chemical
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #42 
    Engineering - Civil & Structural
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #34 
    Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #16 
    • #20 
    Engineering Chemical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #11 
    • #14 
    Engineering Civil
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #19 
    Engineering Electronic & Electrical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #6 
    Engineering Materials & Mineral
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #23 
    • #30 
    Engineering Mechanical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #9 
    • #124 
    Environmental Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #4 
    • #90 
    Materials Science
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #8 
    Materials Technology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #9 
    Materials Technology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #11 
    • #12 
    Mechanical Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #19 
    Mechanical Engineering
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #90 
    Mechanical Engineering
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #101 
    Mechanical Engineering
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #93 
    Robotics
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

Languages & Literature

    • #10 
    • #12 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #19 
    English
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #22 
    English Language & Literature
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #18 
    French
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #21 
    • #24 
    French
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #17 
    • #21 
    German
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #19 
    • #22 
    German
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #17 
    Iberian Languages
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #14 
    • #20 
    Iberian Languages
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #6 
    Italian
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #14 
    • #16 
    Italian
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #11 
    Linguistics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #13 
    Linguistics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #48 
    Linguistics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #21 
    • #28 
    Modern Languages & Linguistics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #43 
    Modern Langugages
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Law

    • #6 
    • #8 
    Criminology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #13 
    • #16 
    Criminology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #16 
    • #19 
    Law
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #21 
    • #31 
    Law
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #32 
    • #43 
    Law
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #17 
    • #95 
    Law
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #101 
    Law
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Mathematics

    • #11 
    • #13 
    Mathematics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #17 
    Mathematics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #25 
    • #32 
    Mathematics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #69 
    Mathematics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #151 
    Mathematics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #172 
    Mathematics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #101 
    Statistics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Medicine & Health

    • #8 
    • #14 
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #16 
    Anatomy & Physiology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #51 
    Anatomy & Physiology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #51 
    Clinical Medicine
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #78 
    Clinical Medicine
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #4 
    Dentistry
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #3 
    • #5 
    Dentistry
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #10 
    • #15 
    Dentistry
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #1 
    • #28 
    Dentistry
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #5 
    • #35 
    Dentistry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #38 
    • #46 
    Health Professions
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #69 
    Immunology
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #9 
    • #15 
    Medicine
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #26 
    Medicine
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #21 
    • #29 
    Medicine
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #38 
    Medicine
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #4 
    Nursing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #6 
    Nursing
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #7 
    Nursing
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #3 
    • #15 
    Nursing
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #42 
    Nursing
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #2 
    • #6 
    Pharmacology & Pharmacy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #14 
    Pharmacy & Pharmacology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #18 
    • #24 
    Pharmacy & Pharmacology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #17 
    • #151 
    Public Health
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

Natural Sciences

    • #8 
    • #8 
    Biological Sciences
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #23 
    Biological Sciences
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #4 
    • #30 
    Biological Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #6 
    • #47 
    Biological Sciences
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #76 
    Biological Sciences
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #80 
    Biology & Biochemistry
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #11 
    • #14 
    Chemistry
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #25 
    Chemistry
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #21 
    • #27 
    Chemistry
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #29 
    • #35 
    Chemistry
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #4 
    • #51 
    Chemistry
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #4 
    • #59 
    Chemistry
    Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions by Subject
    [Published 16 June, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #77 
    Chemistry
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #21 
    • #27 
    Earth & Marine Sciences
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #12 
    • #51 
    Earth & Marine Sciences
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #56 
    Environmental Sciences
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #112 
    Environmental Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #11 
    • #14 
    Geography & Environmental Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #11 
    • #14 
    Geology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #17 
    Geology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #51 
    Geology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #72 
    Molecular Biology & Genetics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #26 
    • #46 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #5 
    • #49 
    Physical Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #31 
    • #56 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #33 
    • #57 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #38 
    • #62 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #47 
    • #85 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #48 
    • #86 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #50 
    • #100 
    Physical Sciences
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #11 
    • #14 
    Physics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #16 
    Physics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #66 
    Physics
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #3 
    • #4 
    Physics & Astronomy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #5 
    • #46 
    Physics & Astronomy
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #3 
    • #3 
    American Studies
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #6 
    American Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #7 
    American Studies
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #11 
    Anthropology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #8 
    • #11 
    Anthropology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #11 
    Anthropology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #30 
    Anthropology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #4 
    Archaeology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #21 
    Archaeology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #51 
    Archaeology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #19 
    Classics & Ancient History
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #51 
    Classics & Ancient History
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #7 
    Development Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #16 
    • #20 
    Economics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #22 
    Economics
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #24 
    • #35 
    Economics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #35 
    • #45 
    Economics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #76 
    Economics
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #62 
    Economics & Econometrics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #13 
    • #16 
    Forensic Science & Archaelogy
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #10 
    Geography
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #24 
    Geography
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #17 
    • #21 
    Geography & Environmental Studies
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #10 
    • #11 
    History
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #15 
    • #20 
    History
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #20 
    • #23 
    History
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #41 
    History
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #14 
    • #17 
    Philosophy
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #14 
    • #17 
    Philosophy
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #18 
    Philosophy
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #24 
    • #29 
    Philosophy
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #15 
    • #101 
    Philosophy
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #11 
    Politics
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #13 
    • #15 
    Politics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #22 
    • #30 
    Politics
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #7 
    • #44 
    Politics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #12 
    • #16 
    Psychology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #18 
    • #23 
    Psychology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #19 
    • #26 
    Psychology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #38 
    Psychology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #4 
    • #52 
    Psychology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #9 
    • #82 
    Psychology
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #9 
    • #101 
    Psychology
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #5 
    Religious Studies & Theology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #31 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #7 
    • #43 
    Social Sciences
    NTU by Subject
    [Published 20 October, 2021]
    • #6 
    • #7 
    Sociology
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #1 
    • #7 
    Sociology
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]
    • #13 
    • #15 
    Sociology
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #14 
    • #17 
    Sociology
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published 17 September, 2021]
    • #5 
    • #19 
    Sociology
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #25 
    Sociology
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #8 
    • #11 
    Theology & Religious Studies
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #6 
    • #51 
    Theology, Divinity & Religious Studies
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Sports Science

    • #7 
    • #45 
    Sports Related Subjects
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All other courses
    • 6.5
    • Manchester Business School East - Undergraduate Degrees
    • 6.5
    • Manchester Business School - Graduate Degrees
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 6.0)
    • 7.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • (no subscore less than 6.0)

Student Reviews for The University of Manchester

Student satisfaction:
4.5 (based on 1702 student reviews)

“I just finished my studies at the University of Manchester, for a Law degree. It was very challenging and the pace was demanding, but overall I loved the experience and it made me a more capable person. I was able to find a job relatively easily after graduating thanks to the prestige and reputation that comes with graduating from Manchester.”

About The University of Manchester

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TEF Award For Teaching and Student Outcomes

The University of Manchester received the TEF Silver award

What does it measure?
TEF stands for "Teaching Excellence and Student Outcome Framework". The award is based on an assessment of undergraduate studies only.
It is primarily based on following criteria:
  • Student satisfaction
    This is based on data of the National Student Survey (NSS). In our section on student reviews you find detailed uptodate NSS survey results of The University of Manchester.
  • Continuation / Dropout rates
    The percentage of students that continue their studies from year to year is based on data of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
  • Employment outcomes
    The percentage of students who after graduation either proceeded to further studies or are in highly skilled employment.
How does this compare to other universities?
Among all UK universities and colleges:
  • 72 received TEF Gold
  • 132 received TEF Silver
  • 56 received TEF Bronze
  • 175 received a provisional award.
Source: Office for students (last updated May 26, 2021)

StuDocu Student Reviews

StuDocu has published the StuDocu World University Ranking, which is entirely based on student reviews. Over 100.000 students have reviewed over 1500 universities worldwide. University of Manchester is ranked in position 70 for Europe. Below you can find the 16 sub-ratings of University of Manchester in comparison to the averages among all universities in England UK. For illustrative purposes we have transferred the original 10 point scale into a 5 star scale.

Studies
Overall score
4.4
Quality of Courses/Teaching
4.3
Employer Recruiting & Career Services
4.1
Financial Aid
3.7
Studying Remotely
4.1
Feeling of Inclusivity
4.3
Leisure
Quality of Life
4.3
Student Clubs/Associations
4.3
Sports Culture
4.3
Dating Scene
3.8
Campus
Common Areas & Sports Facilities
4.1
Safety on Campus
4.3
Location
4.7
Accessibility for Disabled Students
4.3
Food on Campus
3.7
Housing
3.9

NSS Aggregate Student reviews

Below you see the results of The University of Manchester for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall student satisfaction: 70 (2182 respondents)

The NSS is commissioned by the <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.officeforstudents.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/student-information-and-data/national-student-survey-nss">Office for Students</a>

THE Student Experience Survey by Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education has surveyed 20251 undergraduate students in the UK about their study experience. 416 students of The University of Manchester participated in the survey.

Below you'll find the results for each of the survey questions for The University of Manchester in comparison to the average for all UK universities.

Overall score: 79.0

Data is from 2018 which was the last year for which the survey was published. Survey was discontinued after 2018. Details of Methodology

TOP 10 Best rated degree courses of The University of Manchester

  Course
1 Biotechnology with Entrepreneurship - BSc 95/100 (15 student reviews)
2 Biotechnology - MSci 95/100 (15 student reviews)
3 Pharmacology and Physiology - BSc 92/100 (7 student reviews)
4 Pharmacology with a Modern Language - BSc 92/100 (7 student reviews)
5 Pharmacology - BSc 92/100 (7 student reviews)
6 Pharmacology with Entrepreneurship - BSc 92/100 (7 student reviews)
7 Film Studies and French - BA 91/100 (11 student reviews)
8 Film Studies and Italian - BA 91/100 (11 student reviews)
9 Film Studies and German - BA 91/100 (11 student reviews)
10 Film Studies and German - BA 91/100 (11 student reviews)

TOP 10 highest earning degree courses of The University of Manchester

Key facts

Institution type:
Public
campus setting:
Other campus
Academic calendar:
Semesters
Programs:
Presential, study abroad, financial aid
Facilities:
Library, sports facilities, housing
University Size:
 students: 40250; staff: 3849
religious affiliation:
No
Admissions:
Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades, men and women (coed), yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Foundation year:
2004
students:
40250
undergraduates:
26855
postgraduates:
13395
academic staff:
3849
Telephone:
+44 161 306 6000
Address:
Oxford Road
M13 9PL, Manchester
England UK
Website:
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/
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  • How Manchester considers your application and personal statement
    13/16
  • University of Manchester: city, campus, centre
    14/16
  • Manchester's here for you. Today, tomorrow, always.
    15/16
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    16/16

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