Manchester Metropolitan University M15GD

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Address: All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester M15 6BH
Phone: 0161 247 2000

Manchester Metropolitan University (often referred to as MMU, Man Met or Manchester Met) is a new, public university located in Manchester, England. First established as Manchester Polytechnic in 1970, it gained university status in 1992. The university headquarters and central campus are in the city of Manchester, with additional facilities in Cheshire.

Manchester Metropolitan University receives approximately 52,000 applications every year, making it the second most applied-to university in the UK after the University of Manchester. It is the fifth largest university in the UK in terms of student numbers. It is an accredited member of the Association of MBAs, a member of the University Alliance, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the North West Universities Association, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the European University Association.

The university has its roots in the Manchester Mechanics’ Institution (1824) and the Manchester School of Design (1838). It is also home to the Manchester School of Art and the Manchester School of Theatre. Together with the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University jointly administers the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) which classifies MSA graduates as alumni of both universities.

University structure

The University was organised into eight faculties:

  • Manchester School of Art
  • Health, Psychology and Social Care
  • Humanities, Languages and Social Science
  • Science and Engineering
  • Business and Law
  • Cheshire Campus
  • Faculty of Education
  • Hollings Faculty

However, the university has recently re-aligned into 6 faculties and 12 research centres in order to forge greater links and connectivity between subject areas. This has been done in order to enhance teaching, learning, research and knowledge exchange activities. Faculties now comprise:

  • Arts and Humanities (encompassing the World-Famous Manchester School of Art)
  • Business and Law
  • Cheshire Campus
  • Education
  • Health, Psychology and Social Care
  • Science and Engineering

The Manchester School of Theatre is a drama school, or conservatoire, which trains students to become professional actors. The course offered is a BA (Hons) in Acting. The school is a member of Drama UK, which means the course is a nationally acclaimed programme. Students who complete the course successfully are eligible for full Equity status. The school has links with many local theatres and television companies, such as Granada and the BBC. Graduates from the school of theatre include Amanda Burton, Steve Coogan, Richard Griffiths, Graham Fellows, Julie Walters and Burn Gorman.

In the session 2015/16, the University had 32,485 students, making it the fifth largest university in the UK (out of 166). The University employs 4,400 staff, comprising almost 1,500 full-time teaching staff, 700 part-time teaching staff and 2,200 support staff.