Why study in Manchester?

Exchange Square Manchester

Here's why Manchester is the best place in the country to study.

Manchester is one the world’s most popular cities for students, with around 100,000 students calling it home.  

If you’re thinking of moving here to study or even if you are a life-long resident, here are a few reasons why Manchester is the perfect place live, work and study.  

UK’s Most Liveable City

With its diverse culture, world-class infrastructure and vibrant nightlife, it’s no surprise that Manchester has been named the UK’s Most Liveable City for the past eight years.

The Economist Intelligence Unit ranks 140 cities based on 30 factors such as education, healthcare and stability, with Manchester ranking 38th – ten places ahead of London.

Strong career prospects and high-quality, affordable housing are just some reasons why Manchester continues to attract the world’s best businesses and emerging talent. 

Best in Britain for Business

Placing above cities such as Bristol, Leeds and Edinburgh, Manchester is ranked as the Best City in Britain for Business by Management Today.

Home to a host of emerging sectors, Manchester’s business infrastructure is second-to-none, with an abundance of opportunities awaiting students and graduates.

Growth is happening in a sustainable way too, with Manchester one of the world’s leading city’s on climate change.

Our Business and Management students benefit from work placements with leading, local businesses at the forefront of their industry, as well as sector specific field trips and guest lectures. 

Top in Digital Technology

Technology is driving the UK’s economy and Manchester is leading the way. Topping yet another list, Manchester has been named the UK’s Top Digital Tech City after the world’s first AI survey by The Data City. 

Home to almost 19,000 digital tech businesses and hosting 1789 digital events in 2019, Manchester is the country’s most attractive city for technological innovation.  

From promising start-ups to giants such as Amazon and Rolls Royce, businesses of all sizes are drawn to Manchester, making it the ideal place to launch a career in digital technology.

At UCEN Manchester, we offer a wide range of qualifications across Creative Arts and Digital Media as well as Computing to help you establish a career in your chosen sector. 

Diverse, practical and supported offer at UCEN Manchester

Moving to a new city can be nerve-wracking but our Student Support Service is here to help you every step of the way. 

With disability support, a free counselling service and welfare advice, we will offer you practical support no matter the challenge you are facing. 

Our award-winning, experienced staff are fully committed to helping you follow your passions into your dream career, with constant academic support and careers advice should you need it.

Search our wide range of courses, download a prospectus and apply through clearing today.