Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is the largest campus-based undergraduate university in the UK with a total student population of more than 37,000. Manchester Met claim is to be the University for World Class professionals with an emphasis on vocational education and employability

Manchester Metropolitan University roots in higher education date back to 1824, and they’er committed to a strong future through a 350million GBP investment in their buildings and facilities.

Manchester Metropolitan University have a combination of the traditional and the contemporary that sets the University apart and gives us our distinct character. Manchester Metr is part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.

Manchester Metropolitan University was initially developed as a centre of Technology, Art and Design from Manchester Mechanics’ Institution (1824) and Manchester School of Design (1838). Later Schools of Commerce (founded 1889), Education (f. 1878) and Domestic Science (f. 1880) were added along with colleges at Didsbury, Crewe, Alsager and the former Domestic and Trades College (f. 1911), latterly Hollings College. The painter L. S. Lowry attended the art school in the years after the FirstWorld War.

Location of Manchester Metropolitan University
The central All Saints campus is situated close to Manchester’s city centre. There are five further campus locations, four which are in southern of the city and a campus in Cheshire, 36 miles (58 km) from Manchester:

Manchester Metr is arranged into eight faculties, each providing specialist learning, teaching and research hubs for students at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development.

Manchester School of Art
Business School
Health, Psychology and Social Care
Hollings Faculty
Humanities, Law and Social Science
Institute of Education
MMU Cheshire
Science and Engineering

Manchester Metropolitan University is the UK’s most popular University as measured by undergraduate applications in the 2011 intake, receiving more than 56,000* applications this year.

Manchester Metropolitan University has More than 1,000 courses and qualifications, the majority of which have a strong professional bias.
The highest concentration of postgraduate taught courses in the North West.
Links with over 70 professional bodies and associations recognising both the quality and practical focus of our course provision.
An extensive portfolio of training and professional development courses, including tailored courses to meet specific business needs.

Based on applications received in 2011/12. Data provided by UCAS.Some Key Facts

Manchester Met is more than two-thirds through a 10-year campus rationalisation programme to locate the University from seven campuses to two (Manchester and Crewe) by the academic year 2014/15.
The North West fashion design and textiles industry has seen an increase in sales of 5 million GBP over the last four years as a result of partnerships with them.
Manchester Metropolitan University is an international leader in clothing design and technology.
Manchester Metropolitan University is the largest public sector provider of accountancy training in the North West.
Manchester Met is one of the largest providers of science, engineering and technology education in the UK.
The region’s schoolchildren are directly benefiting from the 81% of newly qualified teachers who stay on to work and live in the region each year.
80% of Manchester Metropolitan University trained health professionals including nurses, health visitors, health scientists and dental technicians go on to work in the health services in the North West.
they educate a tenth of the UK’s food technologists.
Manchester Met has one of the largest creative communities in the UK, with over 8,000 students and staff involved in cultural production in the region.
According to the latest UK-wide assessment of university research quality they have world-leading research in sciences, arts, education and social sciences.
More than 70% of our graduates remain in the North-West after graduation contributing to the development of the local economy.
44% of our students come from low income backgrounds – we give real opportunity to thousands of able students.
The new Poet Laureate, Professor Carol Ann Duffy is Creative Director at our Writing School in the Department of English.

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