The University of Manchester China Centre

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Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



The University of Manchester, in its present form, was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). After 100 hundred years of working closely together both institutions agreed to form a single university, and they officially combined to form the largest single-site university in the UK.


Our innovative teaching methods and high-tech learning environment make for an undergraduate experience that is uniquely Manchester.We give you:

  • Teaching by real experts, underpinned by internationally significant research and strong industrial links. You’ll be taught by some of the best minds in the country who are world leaders in their fields. You’ll find their passion infectious and their enthusiasm will rub off on you.
  • Flexible, multidisciplinary courses that you can tailor to your interests and career ambitions. All our courses are divided into units, some of which are optional. The range of optional course units typically increases as you progress, often including units from other courses.


The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.


Our Careers Service offers you everything you need to take control of your future and give yourself the best chance of securing your ideal job after graduation.


Student services

At Manchester, we offer a wide range of support, from easily accessed online resources to peer support and one-to-one appointments with specialists from our award-winning services – all designed to help you make the most out of your university experience.

Housing services

Manchester’s huge range of university accommodation means we've got something for everyone.

The University of Manchester guarantees a place in University accommodation to:all new full-time undergraduate students who:
  • are coming to the University alone
  • are applying for a full academic session
  • are studying for their first degree
  • have submitted an application for accommodation
  • have met all the conditions of their offer
visiting and exchange students who:
  • are coming to the University alone
  • are studying for a full academic session
  • have submitted an application form

Library services

The University of Manchester Library is at the heart of the UK’s largest university, welcoming over three million students, researchers and visitors per year.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Our friendly campus offers everything you need to get the most from both your studies and your leisure time.
  • We have around 40,000 students from 160 countries, creating a mini metropolis where a multicultural community comes together to study and relax. Our campus is packed with excellent facilities and reaches into the heart of one of the UK’s best student cities.

Sports facilities

There are so many benefits to playing university sports: staying fit and healthy, giving your brain cells valuable downtime from study and developing your team skills.

We offer you:
  • fantastic facilities, with discounted rates for students, including three fitness suites, two 50-metre swimming pools, and loads of indoor courts and outdoor pitches;
  • more than 40 Athletic Union sports clubs to join;
  • the widest range of activities for beginners;
  • a whole city of sport, including Sportcity, home to the National Cycling Centre, a regional tennis centre, a national squash centre and a regional athletics centre.

Student clubs

The University of Manchester’s Students’ Union is run by students, for students. The biggest students’ union in the UK, it will provide you with the space, resources and support to make the most of your time at University.

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