University of Manchester Academic Program

Academic
Times Top 100
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

The largest non-collegiate university in the UK and a member of the prestigious Russell Group, the University of Manchester is one of the world’s great academic institutions. Committed to advancing “education, knowledge, and wisdom for the good of society,” the university’s central location places you in the heart of the city, close to world-class culture, a vibrant nightlife, and the soccer stadiums of Manchester United and Manchester City.

25 star-studded staff members and students have picked up Nobel Prizes

A Russell Group member marks Manchester as a leader in academic excellence

Dive deep into student life in the 400-plus clubs and societies

Visit Manchester’s Art Gallery, Museum, and the Royal Exchange Theatre

Spring 2023
Program dates:
Mid January - Early June
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
£
16,970

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Sociology, Computer Science & Math, Engineering, Health Studies
Housing:
University-owned flat
Visa Required:
Maybe
Credits:
60 UK credits

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

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Classes are divided into lectures held in large classrooms and seminars in small groups of about 15 people. In seminars, you talk a lot with the professor and other students, clarifying and deepening thinking.

University of Manchester SAF Alumni

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About the University

University of Manchester

With star-studded alumni of Nobel Prize winners, the world’s brightest scientific minds and some of Britain’s finest comedians, the University of Manchester is the largest non-collegiate university in the UK, with a vast student community.

Since its beginnings as an inclusive institute of learning for the working classes, it has committed to “advance education, knowledge, and wisdom for the good of society.” It is a place driven to improve students both academically and personally. 

Full of cultural importance, the university has a city-center campus, which puts you at the heart of Manchester’s action. Think large-scale music tours, world-class theatre, opera, and dance productions, and, of course, its amazing soccer football clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City.

Learn more at University of Manchester's official website

Academics

University of Manchester's Academic Approach

Manchester is strong in many disciplines. Currently, some of the university’s most popular majors are life sciences, engineering, humanities, economics, sociology, and the social sciences

Build your own for-credit academic schedule to enhance your home degree studies as you work alongside talented students in a collaborative, competitive, and lively environment.

Your highly qualified teachers are active researchers who are changing the paradigm with their new understandings, passionate about inspiring you with deeply transformative academic experiences.

Courses

You submit a study plan at time of application and the university registers your courses. You need to make sure you meet the specific English requirement for each course you choose. There is an add/drop period for a short window after arrival.

Course & Departmental Restrictions

Many departments have restrictions or prerequisites on higher-level courses.  

If you want to study business for either fall semester or spring semester must apply by the fall semester deadlines to enroll in courses (i.e., spring semester enrollment takes place in November) as business courses fill up quickly.

Courses in dentistry, pharmacy, medicine, electrical engineering, and midwifery are not available to study abroad students.

Because of COVID-19 some courses also have restrictions

Chemical, mechanical, aerospace, civil engineering are open. Engineering subjects do not permit alternative assessment, so you would have to physically take a test in Manchester in late January. The expectation is that most of these tests will be administered online. 

Chemistry, earth sciences, materials, maths, physics, biology courses have the same restrictions on testing as engineering, but these tests are also expected to be given online. It is likely that chemistry and biology may require you to sit a physical test if safe to do so.

All subjects listed in link below are available to SAF students:

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/international/study-abroad-programmes/study-abroad/course-units/subject-list/ 

More undergraduate courses are in the Course Finder: 

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/

 

 

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • *IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT: 80 *Home Edition accepted *Minimum sub-score is 20
  • Certain programs/courses may require higher sub-score minimums (for example, if your courses require an overall IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 90, your sub-score cannot be less than 22 in each component. If your courses require an overall IELTS 7.0/TOEFL 100, your sub-score cannot be less than 25 in each component)
  • IELTS: 6 *Minimum sub-score is 5.5
  • Certain programs/courses may require higher sub-score minimums (for example, if your courses require an overall IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 90, your sub-score cannot be less than 22 in each component. If your courses require an overall IELTS 7.0/TOEFL 100, your sub-score cannot be less than 25 in each component)

The University of Manchester also accepts PTE (conversions below):

  • IELTS overall score: 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5+
  • TOEFL iBT: 72, 80, 90, 100, 109–120
  • PTE Academic: 43–50, 51–58, 59–65, 66–73, 74+

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Mid September - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
£
16,210

Fall 2022 + Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid September - Early June
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
£
27,760

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Late September - Mid December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
£
11,490

Fall 2022 + Winter 2022

Program dates:
Late September - Mid March
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
£
19,950

Fall 2022 + Winter 2022 + Spring 2023

Program dates:
Late September - Mid June
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
£
25,960

Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid January - Early June
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
£
16,970

Housing Information

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University-owned flat

You live in Whitworth Park halls of residence, near the university’s sports center, libraries, and popular Student Union. You have your own bedroom and share the apartment bathroom, kitchen, living space, and laundry facilities. Onsite is a hall bar and an active residents association committed to creating a convivial, social atmosphere.

The SAF program fee includes breakstay housing but not early arrival accommodation.

About Manchester

Why Manchester

Manchester is a place where things happen. It has one of the largest, most welcoming student populations in the UK and is full of cultural importance. Think large-scale music tours, world-class theatre, opera, and dance productions, and, of course, it has its world-famous soccer clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City. 

Learn more about Manchester

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

Commonly Asked Questions About Academic & Concurrent Programs

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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