Manchester Metropolitan University is part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.
Based student applications to study, we are the 3rd most popular university in the UK (based on UCAS data from the 2008/09 application cycle).
The University has more than 34,000 students. Our central campus is to the South of Manchester’s city centre close to The University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music. This complex makes up the largest university campus in Western Europe. There are a further three campuses in other parts of the city, and one at Crewe in Cheshire.
MMU is currently organised into eight faculties:
MMU’s ambitious vision for the future – known as the change agenda – is to strengthen the student experience with emphasis on high-quality teaching and course provision. A £300 million investment programme is now under way that will produce the largest physical change to the University’s estate since its foundation. The consolidation from seven to two sites will bring huge benefits in terms of academic and research collaboration and opportunities for interdisciplinary work and courses as we invest in our future as The University for World-Class Professionals.
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Find out more about MMU and its history
MMU prides itself on conducting world-class, relevant research which informs curriculum developments, shapes business and professional practice and influences policy-making, both nationally and internationally.
The 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), rating MMU’s 17 research areas, found all of them to be producing work of international excellence, with 12 of them rated as world class.
We are ranked fourth among research-active new universities in attracting support from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Our education research is now in the top 10 in the country, as well as areas of world leading research in health, biomedical sciences, computer science, business & management, social work & social policy, drama, dance & performing arts.
MMU has been recognised as an ‘Investor in People’. Investors in People is the national Standard for best practice in people management. Achieving the IiP standard recognises the University’s good practice in people management and development, and puts MMU among a minority of universities who hold the award across the entire institution.
The University is committed to the development of its staff and to helping all staff to achieve success in their personal, career and professional aspirations. The development of a culture of continuing professional development is an essential part of this commitment.