Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is one of the largest universities in the UK, offering more than 1,000 courses and qualifications. It has the highest concentration of postgraduate taught courses in the North West.

The university is organised into the following faculties: Faculty of Art and Design; Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care; Hollings Faculty; Faculty of Humanities, Law and Social Science; Institute of Education; MMU Business School; MMU Cheshire; Faculty of Science and Engineering. It is one of the largest providers of science, engineering and technology education in the UK. MMU has world-leading research in sciences, arts, education and social sciences.

The University is one of the largest public sector providers of accountancy training in the North West. It is a platinum approved learning partner for the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and also offers the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) professional qualification.


- According to The Complete University Guide, it is ranked 88th in 2009 and 82nd in 2010.

- 90th in The Times Good University Guide 2010, moving up two places from 92nd in 2009.

- 48th for Art & Design Programs (Times 2010).

- 9th in the UK for European Studies (Research Assessment Exercise 2008).

- The education research is placed in the top 10 nationally, with 55% of its work rated “of international excellence” and a 5th of it “world leading” (RAE 2008).

- More than a third of MMU research was rated 'internationally excellent' or better, and more than three-quarters 'internationally recognised' (RAE 2008).

- 86th in the UK (Sunday Times 2007).

- MMU is the UK’s 5th most popular University, receiving over 41,000 applications per year (Based on applications received in 2007 and 2008. Data provided by UCAS).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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