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University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/24/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Exchange Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: On-Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor Courses Offered: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Astronomy, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education
Program Purpose: Study
Program Description:


University of Manchester

Why Manchester?

Located at the heart of the city with the largest student population in Western Europe, Manchester is among the top universities in the world and has an international reputation for its research, and is consistently placed amongst the top universities in the United Kingdom.

The University has almost 4,000 academic and research staff, many with international reputations in their subjects, providing you with a stimulating learning environment and the highest standard of teaching.

Manchester is one of Britain's livliest and most multicultural cities, buzzing with events, cinemas, exhibitions, clubs and bars that cater for every taste and background. It offers a vibrant world with which to engage during your study abroad experience.

Academic Highlights

Manchester is an international leader in an ‘enquiry based’ approach to teaching. This is where you will follow your own lines of interest and discussion, meaning that you will formulate your own ideas and opinions, as well as drawing on academic expertise. It has been proven that this approach equips you better for leading roles after you have graduated.

The curriculum is also becoming more and more cross-disciplinary resulting in you meeting students from other disciplines to explore ideas from alternative perspectives. At The University of Manchester you will be involved in a variety of teaching methods, with e-Learning and lab based work alongside more traditional lectures and seminars.

The University’s academic excellence is complemented by its track record of providing innovative courses that places it at the forefront of teaching and learning. Its strong research profile means that teaching is constantly kept up-to-date with the latest thinking and technology. You will be taught by acknowledged experts and international leaders and your syllabus will be informed by the very latest knowledge.

Study Abroad students are able to ‘pick and mix’ course units from across disciplines* to construct a programme of academic study that is appropriate for their interests and requirements.

Student Life

The University of Manchester Students’ Union is an organisation run by and for all students at The University of Manchester – it is autonomous from the University and is democratically controlled at all levels by students. It exists to provide cultural, recreational, educational support and representation for all its members.

A myriad of societies, run by and for students, are organised within the Students’ Union. Whether you’re into Hiking or Hung Kuen Kung Fu, you’re sure to find at least one that appeals to you. If you fancy yourself as a journalist then ‘Student Direct’ – the official weekly student newspaper for all Manchester universities – could be the springboard to such high-minded ambitions. The newspaper’s standard is high – contributors are regular winners of the coveted Guardian Student Media awards. But even if you’re a journalistic beginner, your opinion and writing matters; the newspaper’s ethos is to welcome contributions from all students. The same goes for Fuse FM, the University’s radio station. Many who get involved end up presenting or producing their own radio show. And, if you want to make the news rather than cover it, then the prospects are also abundant. Many eminent politicians and lobbyists come through the ranks of student politics, and in the last few years The University of Manchester Debating Society has established itself as one of the most highly rated in the country.

Living in Manchester

Musically, the city cannot be surpassed. This is the city responsible for Oasis, New Order, The Smiths, Take That, Badly Drawn Boy, and countless others. Classical music lovers also have a wide choice including the Bridgewater Hall (where the Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic orchestras perform) and the Royal Northern College of Music. Big names play at The Academy, our music venue based on campus right next to the Students’ Union.

Theatre and film is at the heart of Manchester's cultural scene. The University has its own theatre and arts venue, the Contact Theatre and the city is home to many large and small theatres, comedy clubs and performance venues. Manchester is also the true cine city. As well as swarms of multiplex cinemas, there’s the Cornerhouse cinema only a short walk from the University – which tends to show more leftfield, foreign and arthouse flicks.

Manchester is home to world-class sports facilities such as the National Squash Centre, the North West Regional Basketball Centre and Manchester Velodrome. Manchester United are probably the city’s most famous export – their Old Trafford football ground seats around 76,000 and is the largest club ground in Britain. Cricket enthusiasts can check out rising stars at Lancashire’s Old Trafford cricket ground. And for those who prefer to play sport, the University Athletics Union offers clubs from Archery to Yachting; in addition, there are many local amateur teams that welcome students. As you would expect with a city of massive sporting reputation, the campus has many excellent sports facilities all offering student discounts.

Manchester’s galleries and museums are world class. The University of Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery is home to an impressive range of watercolours, prints, drawings, modern art and sculpture, as well as the largest collections of textiles and wallpapers outside London.

You may not be a student of fashion retailing, but you’ll probably still be pleased to know that Manchester has an enviable range of big high street and designer names, bargain boutiques and chic boulevards. Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Patrick Cox, Vivienne Westwood, Armani, DKNY, Hugo Boss and Paul Smith all have sprawling stores in the city centre. The nearby Trafford Centre – a 150 acre out-of-town shopping and leisure mall – is also home to around 280 high street and designer outlets

Finances

While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.

ManchesterAcademicYear.pdf
ManchesterSpring.pdf
ManchesterFall.pdf