Manchester Metropolitan University was established as a Polytechnic in 1970 and became a University in 1992.
It developed initially as a centre of Technology, Art and Design from Manchester Mechanics’ Institution (founded 1824) and Manchester School of Design (1838). The painter L. S. Lowry attended the art school in the years after the First World War.
Later schools of Commerce (founded 1889), Education (1878) and Domestic Science (f1880) were added along with colleges at Didsbury, Crewe, Alsager and the former Domestic and Trades College (1911).
More than £350 million has been invested to create a world-class learning environment with some of the best teaching and learning facilities in the UK. The University is now placed amongst the global top 3% of institutions and is ranked in the world's top 150 universities under 50 years old*.
*Times Higher Education 2015-16
Manchester Met delivers outstanding research that addresses the biggest challenges facing contemporary society. 85% of research impact at the University is graded as world-leading or internationally excellent† and you will be taught by academics who are leading experts in their disciplines.
*Research Excellence Framework 2014
Manchester Met has earned a strong reputation for developing work-ready global graduates. There are over 1,000 courses with a focus on industry experience and employability, links to over 70 professional associations and strong working relationships with global industry leaders.
Experienced staff, careers advice, free English language lessons and a dedicated International Office ensure that international students receive all the support they need to succeed in their studies at Manchester Met.
Links with 70 Professional Bodies and Associations