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The main campus is south of Manchester city centre on Oxford Road. In 2012, the university had around 39,000 students and 10,400 staff, making it the largest single-site university in the United Kingdom. The University of Manchester had an income of £827 million in 2012–13, of which £200 million was from research grants and contracts.
The University of Manchester is ranked 30th in the world by QS World University Rankings. In an employability ranking published by Emerging, where CEOs and chairmans were asked to select the top universities which they recruited from, Manchester placed 25th in the world. In the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities, Manchester is ranked 38th in the world and 5th in the UK. It is ranked 52nd in the world and 12th in Europe in the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The university owns and operates major cultural assets such as the Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, John Rylands Library and Jodrell Bank Observatory which includes the Grade I listed Lovell Telescope. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Manchester came third in terms of research power and eighth for grade point average quality when including specialist institutions. More students try to gain entry to the University of Manchester than to any other university in the country, with more than 55,000 applications for undergraduate courses in 2014 resulting in 6.5 applicants for every place available. According to the 2012 Highfliers Report, Manchester is the most targeted university by the Top 100 Graduate Employers.
The University of Manchester has 25 Nobel laureates among its past and present students and staff, the fourth-highest number of any single university in the United Kingdom. Four Nobel laureates are currently among its staff – more than any other British university.
Manchester • Mechanical Engineering
Teaching quality inspections place the university within the top twenty in the UK, according to The Complete University Guide. Teaching standards have also been described as 'among the highest in the country' by the Quality Assurance Agency. The university receives approximately 52,000 applications every year, making it the second most popular university in the UK by volume of applicants. The university is ranked fourth of the new universities in attracting research funds from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
The university is an accredited member of the Association of MBAs, a member of the University Alliance, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the North West Universities Association and the European University Association. The university is home to the Manchester School of Art, the Manchester School of Theatre and, in conjunction with the University of Manchester, the Manchester School of Architecture.
Salford • Bank, Insurance
It has around 20,000 students and is situated in 60 acres (240,000 m2) of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.
Mining, Mineral Processing
Wigan and Leigh College was formed in April 1992 through the merger of Wigan College of Technology (formerly Wigan Mining and Technical College) and Leigh College.
The Times newspaper profile states: ‘The university sees itself as a regional institution, with around three quarters of the students coming from the North West, many through partner colleges.’
Manchester • Mathematics, Statistics, Finance
Manchester • Aerospace • Civil Engineering, Contruction • Mechanical Engineering • Fluid Mechanics, Hydromechanics • Energy, Fuels • Nuclear Industry • Management • Ecology, Evolution, Environment
Today, the School has over 80 academics, over 1000 undergraduate students, 400 taught full-time and part-time postgraduate students and 200 postgraduate research students. The range of research topics studied by the students covers many areas of engineering, and includes theoretical and computational research, experimental studies, systems, design and management. Staff expertise encompasses a wide range of topics including aerospace, manufacturing and laser processing, extreme loading and design, structural engineering, fire engineering, process industries, nano-engineering, energy, environment and climate change, management of projects and nuclear graphite technology.
The wide range of degree courses offered by the School are supported by extensive computational and experimental facilities such as the largest tilting flume in the world, built in conjunction with the Mason Centre for Environmental Flows and a £6 million upgrade of the George Begg Building which was also recently completed.
Manchester • Film, Radio, Television • Music
The School of Sound Recording, formerly known as Spirit Studios, is a music and media training academy producing graduates within the music, television, film and radio industries. It is based in Manchester in northern England, and has offshoots in London and Jakarta.
Manchester • Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology
The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, formerly the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB) is a research institute of the University of Manchester, England. The centre has been designed to enable academic communities to explore specific areas of interdisciplinary quantitative bioscience, largely through the efforts of multidisciplinary research teams. Research at MIB follows three broadly defined, interdisciplinary and complementary themes: Biological Mechanism and Catalysis, Molecular Bioengineering, Systems biology.
Planning for the institute began late in 1998 and culminated with the official opening on 25 October 2006 of the John Garside Building. The building won "Building of the Year" from Manchester Chamber's Building and Development Committee in 2006 along with Beetham Tower, Manchester.
The building has featured in several television commercials, notably Injury Lawyers 4u.
The institute was renamed the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology on 1 June 2012, retaining the acronym MIB.
Salford • Acoustics • Bank, Insurance
Manchester • Medicine, General, Internal • Neurosciences, Neurology • Oncology • Psychiatry • Chemistry • Film, Radio, Television
PET is a highly sensitive molecular imaging technique which enables researchers to measure pico-molar concentrations of radio-labelled molecules in subjects. The Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities including: a current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) hot cell laboratory, advanced high-resolution PET scanners, supporting chemical analysis laboratories and data analysis facilities.
The Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre is a research institute at the University of Manchester. Detailed planning for the Centre began late in 2000, following the award of a large capital grant from the Wolfson Foundation. The Centre began its program of clinical research work in June 2006 when it performed its first clinical body scan on a volunteer.
The college is the largest provider of further education (post-16) courses and work-based learning (apprenticeships) and the sole provider of higher education awards in Calderdale, a Metropolitan Borough in West Yorkshire.