MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is a university in North West England. Its headquarters and central campus is in the city of Manchester, but there are outlying facilities in the county of Cheshire. It is the third largest university in the United Kingdom in terms of student numbers behind the Open University and its neighbor Manchester University. It is a member of the University Alliance and is classed as a new university. The University Alliance is a group of 23 British universities which focus mainly on business. Students in MMU have got easy access to the city of Manchester and all its famous sights. Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. In 2009, its population was estimated to be 483,800 making it the seventh-most populous local authority district in England. It is known for its music scene and its sporting connections. Manchester was the host of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and its sports clubs include two Premier League football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United. Manchester is the third-most visited city in the United Kingdom by foreign visitors and the most visited in England outside London.

The University is based at seven campuses, five in Manchester and two at Alsager and Crewe collectively known as MMU Cheshire. The central Manchester campuses form part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centers in Europe.

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From historical listed buildings to award-winning contemporary architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University has a wide choice of venues and facilities for conferences and events

University organised into eight faculties:

  • Art and Design
  • Health, Psychology and Social Care
  • Humanities, Law and Social Science
  • Science and Engineering
  • MMU Business School
  • MMU Cheshire
  • MMU Institute of Education
  • Hollings Faculty

The Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre is a drama school, which trains students to become professional actors. The course offered is a BA (Hons) in Acting. The school is one of the 22 members of the conference of drama schools and the National Council for Drama Training, 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.

MMU is one of the top performing new universities in the UK in terms of its research profile. Their work informs curriculum developments, shapes business and professional practice and influences policy-making, both nationally and internationally.

MMU sits within the top five per cent of UK universities for exercise and sport science and within the top 12 per cent for materials science. It is ranked fourth among research-active new universities in attracting support from the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

MMU is a major economic contributor to the North West, with 34,000 students, 4,300 staff and an income of £236 million. MMU’s financial impact on the region totals £690 million and is rising*.

MMU’s contribution to local industry takes many forms; providing continuing professional development courses, working with businesses in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and providing work-ready graduates.
*(Universities UK, Strathclyde report, 2006)

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