The University of Manchester
City: Manchester
Website: www.manchester.ac.uk
Approximate semester dates:

Semester 1 (Autumn semester): September-January
Semester 2 (Spring semester): January-June

Semester Dates

Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent:

60 credits per semester

Fields of Study Available:

This is not an exclusive list of the Disciplines available.
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study.  
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Course Catalogue 

  • Students must demonstrate a satisfactory level of attendance at Manchester.
  • Students without a good level of prior study in a discipline should apply for courses at Levels 1 and 2 only. Level 3 courses are final year courses intended for students who have specialised in a discipline for at least 2 years. 
  • Courses are normally worth 10 or 20 credits. 

Humanities & Social Sciences:

Archaeology
Art History
Classics
Ancient History
Drama
American Studies
English Literature
Geography
History
Linguistics
Middle Eastern Studies
Modern Languages
Music
Philosophy
Theology & Religion
Economics
Social Development
Politics
International Relations
Psychology
Social Anthropology
Education electives
Sociology

Sciences & Health Sciences:

Chemistry
Computer Science
Earth Sciences
Environmental Science
Life Sciences
Neuroscience
Material Sciences
Mathematics
Statistics
Physics
Astronomy
Fashion Retail
Town & Regional Planning
Nursing

Technologies:

Aerospace Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronic Engineering
 
 
 
 

Business & Law:

Management
Marketing
Accounting
Finance
Leisure Management
Law

 

Manchester Leadership and Service Pathway (10 credits)  for those who would like to undertake a period of voluntary work with local community groups in Manchester and receive credit at the same time.

Manchester Leadership Programme: Students on this course will attend guest lectures and online tutorials, participate in volunteering activities and receive credit at the same time.

 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

Please DO NOT select courses from Manchester Business School course catalogue. If you wish to study Business on exchange, please see the Alliance Manchester Business School page.

Subject areas with restrictions

  • Electrical Engineering: not available to exchange students
  • Psychology: Level 3 courses are only open to students majoring in Psychology in Year 3 of their undergraduate degree with a GPA of 5.8 or above.  
  • Law and History (particularly Modern History): most Level 3 courses are heavily oversubscribed. If you want to go on exchange in UQ's Semester 1 (January - June), you are encouraged to apply to UQ Abroad by October deadline a year before your exchange.

Places on the following courses are in high demand and will fill up quickly:

  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Drama (Exchange students can usually select Level 1 courses only. One Level 2 Drama Study and one Level 2 Drama Practice course may be avaialble.)
  • History
  • Politics

If your first language is not English: you may be required to provide an English language test certificate of minimum IELTS 6.0 overall (or equivalent). UQ Abroad can confirm whether or not an English language test certificate is required in your case at the nomination stage (after you apply to UQ Abroad but before applying to Manchester). 

The following subject areas require higher scores: 

  • Business,  Life Sciences, Management - IELTS 6.5
  • English Literature, History, Law - IELTS 7.0

Please note that IELTS and TOEFL scores are only valid for 2 years. Click here for more details.  

Approximate living expenses:

GBP 10,000 per year
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Living expenses breakdown

Additional information:

Single-semester exchange only

Undergraduate exchange only (except MArch students)

Applicants should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5.

For students studying on exchange in UQ's Semester 2 (September - January): provisional (interim) transcripts will be emailed to UQ Abroad in March. Official transcripts will be posted to UQ Abroad in August in the following year for credit transfer purposes.***If you go on exchange in your FINAL YEAR, this will delay your graduation. ***

Exchange Guide

University accommodation: not guaranteed but usually available. The choice of housing in Manchester's Semester 2 (January to June) is often very restricted.

  • City Campus
  • Victoria Park
  • Fallowfield

Find out more about University of Manchester International Society and Manchester Mentor Scheme

Read the Arrival Guide

 

INTERESTING ELECTIVES:

New courses offered by the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning

 

FAST FACTS:

- The university is at the heart of Manchester. Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and John Rylands Library in the city centre are part of the university. You can enjoy both a city life and a campus community.

- The university boasts 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and alumni. It came top in the UK in Biology, Development Studies, Engineering, Music, Sociology and Spanish and Iberian Studies.

- Manchester is famous for its football teams and popular music scene. Manchester United's home ground at Old Trafford is the largest club ground in the UK. You can buy discounted match tickets from the Students' Union! 

 





 

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