Where can I study?
There are 2 universities in Manchester: the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. The University of Manchester is the second largest university in the UK and provides places of study for over 39,000 students. The university is a public research university and is a member of the Russell Group and N8 Group. The main campus at Manchester University is referred to as ‘campus’. The campus comprises of two parts, North Campus, which is on Sackville Street and South Campus, which is on Oxford Road. Fallowfield Campus is the main residential area of the university and can be found around 3 miles south of the main campus. University of Manchester has a strong reputation for academic excellence and was placed 48th in the 2011 Times World University Rankings.
Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a student population of over 34,000 and is the third largest university in the UK (behind University of Manchester). The university is a member of the University Alliance, which as a strong emphasis on business. Manchester Metropolitan University has its headquarters and central campus in the centre of Manchester on Oxford Road. There are 4 additional campuses dotted around the city and include Hollings in Fallowfield and the Elizabeth Gaskell campus near Manchester Royal Infirmary. A £75 million business school has recently been completed and can be found next to the All Saints campus. The Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre is a nationally acclaimed drama school and offers students BA (Hons) courses in drama and performing arts. The school has links with many local theatres and television companies like the BBC and Granada, this helps students make the transition into the professional world of acting. Amanda Burton, Steve Coogan and Julie Walters all studied at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.