Faculty of Science and Engineering

The University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Many general grad school degree subject areas (both Science and Engineering, and other areas), plus a number of specialist programmes including: Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Engineering – Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical; Materials, Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy. Other areas include: International Affairs, International Development, Humanitarianism and Conflict Response, Political Science, Business and Management, Anthropology, Biosciences, Biotechnology and Enterprise, Psychology and Social Work.

Our Program

We are a top school, (6th in the UK, 27th in the world). Member of the Russell Group; equivalent to the Ivy League. Most master’s take only 1 year.

The University of Manchester dates back to 1824 and is one of the top higher education institutions in the world. We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group; equivalent to the Ivy League.

We are one of the UK’s largest campus-based universities, with over 26,000 undergraduate and 14,000 postgraduate students. We are also the second most globally diverse university in the UK, with over 10,000 international students enrolling from over 160 countries worldwide. Each year we welcome a growing number of students from across the US, with around 400 students from the US studying at the University in 2019/20 – here are some of the reasons why: 

  • Ranking – Manchester ranks joint 27th in the world and 6th in the UK (QS Top Universities Rankings 2021)
  • Research –83% of our research has been ranked to be ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us fifth in the UK in terms of research power across 35 discipline areas
  • Staff – 13:1 student-to-Faculty ratio
  • Campus – an urban campus located within walking distance of downtown Manchester, one of the largest and most exciting cities in the UK – reviewed by the New York Times.
  • City – Manchester was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, modern economics, and vegetarianism, communism and feminism
  • Alumni – we have more than 8,500 alumni based in the USA alone. There are Manchester alumni based in all 50 states!
  • Cost – tuition and living costs are competitively priced compared to US equivalent universities. We are FAFSA registered and can accept Federal Loans.



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  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
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  • checkbox-alt Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0; preferred GPA is 3.3+. GRE/GMAT are only required for a very small number of programmes.

Application Deadline

No specific application deadline for most programmes, but we always encourage early application. We are a very popular school and programmes may close when capacity is reached.

Some of our academic schools operate a 'staged admissions' policy. If this is applicable, it will be listed with the relevant programme information. Please see our online catalogue for full details.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 40,000 Students

Clubs & Associations

Please visit the University of Manchester Students' Union website for full details

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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  • checkbox-alt A number of general $7,500 scholarships are available for US students (Terms & Conditions apply). Some academic schools have additional funding available. Please note that internal scholarships cannot be stacked/combined.