University of Manchester: Statistics

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#57 of 14,131 In the World
#6 of 2,785 In Europe
#6 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#5 of 131 In England
#1 of 4 In Manchester
#3 of 1,184 For Urban and Regional planning
Top100 For 202 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* The University of Manchester is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) with passes in 2 or more subjects at Advanced ('A') level; General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) with Grade 'C' or above in English proficiency, or foreign equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - December; February-June)

Research profile

University of Manchester is a world-class research university with 199,934 scientific papers published and 5,799,688 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Quantum and Particle physics, and Biochemistry.


University of Manchester majors

by publication & citation count

106,175 / 3,793,317
93,751 / 3,321,663
90,837 / 2,760,854
89,831 / 2,694,028
84,682 / 2,843,013
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
84,380 / 2,067,852
Computer Science
75,379 / 2,259,008
Environmental Science
68,376 / 1,841,001
Quantum and Particle physics
62,051 / 1,961,884
50,374 / 1,952,714
50,275 / 1,935,352
45,962 / 1,587,915
Organic Chemistry
45,344 / 1,534,979
Materials Science
45,131 / 1,509,000
Political Science
42,709 / 958,742
40,122 / 922,710
39,660 / 913,743
37,380 / 1,456,131
36,240 / 1,047,173
35,620 / 923,997
Geography and Cartography
35,530 / 851,109
35,420 / 1,045,383
30,492 / 749,363
28,280 / 911,045
26,135 / 473,028
Optical Engineering
25,868 / 775,887
25,304 / 975,558
24,415 / 572,978
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
24,314 / 664,297
23,608 / 700,774
22,594 / 700,759
20,886 / 724,257
20,088 / 495,714
19,684 / 435,968
Metallurgical Engineering
19,516 / 627,229
Electrical Engineering
17,187 / 421,206
17,054 / 650,484
16,272 / 679,497
Mechanical Engineering
15,911 / 368,087
Art & Design
15,428 / 274,632

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 1668 13732
1991 1829 14590
1992 1890 16677
1993 1989 16881
1994 2115 19020
1995 2373 21347
1996 2585 23511
1997 2511 26005
1998 2634 28704
1999 2709 32979
2000 2902 37982
2001 2945 43327
2002 3000 48559
2003 3174 56952
2004 3598 65009
2005 4157 77667
2006 4721 89815
2007 5426 106083
2008 5632 122280
2009 5926 143869
2010 5968 165019
2011 6606 193134
2012 6521 220015
2013 6845 246024
2014 7373 269452
2015 8097 290525
2016 8283 305021
2017 8387 335263
2018 8238 351487
2019 8865 399435
2020 9833 469089
2021 11424 587697
2022 9338 543917
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Manchester gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Annual Tuition Cost (GBP)
Undergraduate (UK/EU) £9,250
Undergraduate (International) £24,000 - £28,000
Postgraduate (UK/EU) £6,500 - £12,000
Postgraduate (International) £18,000 - £28,000

The University of Manchester has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Manchester.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Accountancy, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Architecture and Planning, Dentistry, Economics, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Government, Landscape Architecture, Law, Linguistics, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Rural Planning, Social Sciences, Surgery, Town Planning
Doctorate Accountancy, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Archaeology, Art History, Art Management, Astronomy and Space Science, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Dentistry, Design, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Finance, Genetics, Geography, Geology, History, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Microbiology, Middle Eastern Studies, Midwifery, Molecular Biology, Music, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Engineering, Nursing, Optometry, Paper Technology, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Plant Pathology, Political Sciences, Psychology, Religion, Social Sciences, Sociology, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Textile Technology, Theatre, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Writing, Zoology

University of Manchester alumni

  1. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch
    Born in
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    1976-.. (age 47)
    film actorvoice actorstage actorfilm produceractor

    Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor. Known for his work on screen and stage, he has received various accolades, including a British Academy Television Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Laurence Olivier Award. He has also been nominated for two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. In 2014, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2015, he was appointed a CBE at Buckingham Palace for services to the performing arts and to charity.

  2. Milo Yiannopoulos

    Milo Yiannopoulos
    Born in
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    1984-.. (age 39)

    Milo Yiannopoulos is a British right-wing political commentator. His speeches and writings criticize Islam, feminism, social justice, and political correctness. Yiannopoulos is a former editor for Breitbart News, an American far-right media organisation.

  3. Jack Whitehall

    Jack Whitehall
    Born in
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    1988-.. (age 35)
    television presenterstand-up comedianactorcomediantelevision actor

    Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall is an English comedian, actor, presenter and writer. He is known for starring as JP in the series Fresh Meat (2011–2016) and Alfie Wickers in the series Bad Education (2012–2014, 2022) and its spin-off film The Bad Education Movie (2015). He also co-wrote the latter two. From 2012 to 2018, Whitehall was a regular panellist on the game show A League of Their Own. In 2017, he appeared with his father in the Netflix comedy documentary series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father and starred in the television series Decline and Fall. From 2018 to 2021, he hosted the BRIT Awards.

  4. Toby Jones

    Toby Jones
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1966-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of Manchester
    Studied in 1989
    film actorvoice actorstage actoractortelevision actor

    Toby Edward Heslewood Jones is an English actor. Jones is known for his extensive character actor roles on stage and screen. From 1989 to 1991 he trained at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq. He made his stage debut in 2001 in the comedy play The Play What I Wrote, which played in the West End and on Broadway, earning him a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In 2020, he was nominated for his second Olivier Award, for Best Actor for his performance in a revival of Anton Chekov's Uncle Vanya.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Manchester faculties and divisions

Faculty : Engineering and Physical Science Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy and Space Science, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Environmental Studies, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics
Faculty : Humanities American Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Business Education, Computer Science, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, English, European Languages, Fine Arts, Geography, Government, History, Landscape Architecture, Law, Leisure Studies, Linguistics, Literacy Education, Management, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Religion, Sociology, Theatre, Theology, Translation and Interpretation, Visual Arts
Faculty : Life Sciences Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences, Paleontology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant and Crop Protection, Psychology, Zoology
Faculty : Medical and Human Sciences Dentistry, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology, Social Work
School : Business Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Computing, Finance, Management

General information

Founded 1824
Motto Cognitio, sapientia, hvmanitas
Knowledge, wisdom, humanity
Colors blue, gold, purple

Location and contacts

Address Oxford Rd
Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom
City population 548,000

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