Manchester usually ranks as the UK’s third best student city after London and Edinburgh. This is because of the wealth of world-class universities in Manchester and the large student population. Universities in Manchester are always ranked highly and are some of the best universities in the UK. International students who choose to study in Manchester will find themselves in good company. A lot of first’s have happened at Manchester universities: the first programmable computer was designed, graphene was discovered, the very first atom was split and the foundations for the first laws of thermodynamics were laid down.
Manchester is the 6th largest city in the UK and its population is very multicultural. Its large student population contains a high number of international students. On average, around 20,000 international students attend Manchester universities every year. Manchester has the largest Chinese population outside of London.
Manchester has a rich cultural history. The city is well known for its music scene, which has produced world famous bands such as The Smiths, Joy Division and Oasis. Manchester has continues to be an integral part of the UK music scene with various music venues across the city. But Manchester also has a variety of museums, libraries, art galleries, cinemas and theatres to enjoy. There’s also a big football culture in Manchester with rival football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City, being two of the best teams in the world.
Manchester is a major city in the northwest of the UK with a rich industrial heritage. This heritage can be seen today in the array of old textile factories and warehouses still dotted around the city. Manchester is often referred to as the second capital after London. Because of its location in the north, it’s more affordable than London which makes it attractive to international students who wish to study in a major UK city. It’s a friendly, welcoming city with a diverse range of people. Those choosing to study in Manchester can expect a bustling, vibrant hub to enjoy.
It is the only place in the world where you can take a degree in “Mummy Studies”
Manchester was dubbed "Cottonopolis" and "Warehouse City" during the Victorian era
It is a UNESCO City of Literature known for possessing a "radical literary history"
It is home to the oldest public library in the English speaking world
Manchester was the birthplace of the Emmeline Pankhurst; leader of the Suffragette movement