About The University of Manchester:

The University of Manchester is a Russell Group University. With almost 40,000 students, it boasts the largest student community in the UK. With all its higher education institutions combined, the city of Manchester has the largest student population in Europe, which makes for a lively and welcoming atmosphere for its student body, that come from all over the world. Teaching at the university is divided into four faculties, each housing individual schools. These are the faculties of Life Sciences, Humanities, Medical and Human Sciences, and Engineering and Physical Sciences. The university campus, situated on Oxford Road, is the largest estate in UK higher education, spanning 270 hectares with 245 buildings, 24 of which are listed. It is within walking distance from the city centre and close to Curry Mile, a road famous for its curry houses and Middle Eastern supermarkets. Travelling up Curry Mile, you find yourself in Fallowfield, the student village that is home to many of the university’s halls of residence as well as a vast array of pubs, bars and food outlets. The university’s library holds more than four million printed books and manuscripts, over 41,000 electronic journals and 500,000 e-books. It is also one of just five National Research Libraries. The John Ryland’s Library, located in town, is a grade-I listed neo-Gothic building that houses 250,00 printed volumes and more than a million in its archives. Other notable buildings owned by the university are the Whitworth art gallery, which has benefited from a recent £15 million renovation, the Manchester Museum, and the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire. Manchester claims to having the largest alumni network of any campus-based university in the UK, comprising more than 300,000 people from over 190 countries. Among them are the actor Benedict Cumberbatch and the physicist Brian Cox. In addition, the university also counts 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 58 53 54 58 56 56 48 42 45 39 46 47 51 57 61

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 215 163 182 190 289 180 153 158 171 178 203 178 174 189
Engineering 31 29 36 32 43 49 47 50 57 63 65 79 89 86
Life Sciences 65 68 56 62 59 52 54 60 59 60 64 65 72 82
Medicine 78 83 90 85 70 72 67 65 69 67 68 66 66 68
Natural Sciences 47 45 59 51 54 47 49 46 43 42 44 47 60 61
Social Sciences 63 43 44 52 53 51 50 53 49 48 46 49 44 47

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences - 289 285 - - - 351-400 401-450 401-450 351-400 401-450
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 61 78 80
Chemistry 69 62 59 56 56 62 63 64 61 75 77
Chemical Engineering 52 78 91 117 135 133 121 121 116 127 98
Civil Engineering 159 161 128 173 140 155 174 167 138 155 153
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 75 74 78
Computer Science 14 44 51 41 49 56 71 99 103 105 90
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 32 30 29
Electrical Engineering 43 68 82 88 97 80 87 90 95 86 84
Environment / Ecology 181 183 176 170 163 153 172 192 178 174 149
Geosciences 64 60 61 70 90 73 81 82 90 113 112
Immunology - - - - - - - - 52 51 69
Materials Science 30 44 44 42 48 50 57 57 73 88 90
Mathematics 58 70 103 95 124 137 118 134 118 143 172
Mechanical Engineering 42 56 59 58 62 68 84 102 88 102 90
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 171 169 183
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - 65 67 72
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 66 82 97
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 34 29 31 31 30 38 45 50 51 59
Physics 62 66 54 50 43 41 42 38 50 62 66
Plant & Animal Science 209 192 219 129 140 159 148 153 131 140 172
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 39 40 42
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 52 43 43
Space Science - - - - - - - - 50 52 46
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 140
Environmental Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - 116
Biomedical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -