University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is one of Britain's most famous Russell Group universities, with a rich heritage stretching back to 1824 and an exciting agenda for the future. 

Our story is one of world firsts and brilliant discoveries including the birth of the computer, the splitting of atom and the founding principles of modern economics, with 25 Nobel Prize winners having worked or studied here. 

Ranking 27th in the world and 6th in the UK, according to QS, we are now the largest single-site university in the UK,  in the vibrant, dynamic student city of Manchester  and welcoming  over 10,000 international students each year.  

GREAT Scholarships 2021

The University of Manchester has 27 GREAT Scholarships available for the 2021-22 academic year for students from Bangladesh (one), China (one), Egypt (one), Ghana (three), India (eight), Indonesia (four), Kenya (two), Mexico (three), Nepal (one), Pakistan (one), Sri Lanka (one) and Thailand (one).

For eligible subjects, please visit the university website. 


Students at the library ©

University of Manchester

Key subject information

School of Social Sciences

Our staff have one of the broadest ranges of specialisms in Social Sciences, and many have links with overseas organisations. We provide world-class education to over 3,500 postgraduate students, 40 per cent of whom are international.

We offer a rich student experience to those who study with us a diverse interdisciplinary portfolio spanning: 

  • Criminology 
  • Economics
  • Law 
  • Philosophy 
  • Politics 
  • Social Anthropology 
  • Social Statistics 
  • Sociology 

Find out more about our postgraduate degree courses.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers world-leading teaching, underpinned by internationally-impactful research. We have strong links with industry and many of our courses are accredited, allowing our graduates to excel upon graduation. Our specialist areas include:

  • Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Fashion, Business and Technology
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy

Further information about the University of Manchester

  • Ranked 27th in the world and 6th in the UK (QS)
  • The number one most targeted university by the top 100 UK graduate employers (High Fliers Report)
  • 25 Nobel prize winners in our history