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  • Locations: Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Housing Options: Apartment (shared) Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communication, Criminology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fashion Design, Film, Finance, French, Geography, German, History, Italian, Japanese, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mandarin, Math/Statistics, Molecular Biology, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Religion/Theology, Russian Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Theater/Drama
Program Type: study abroad Minimum GPA: 3
Program Description:

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Enjoy the eclectic vibe of a large university embedded within an exciting, affordable city

The University of Manchester is ranked among the world's top forty institutions. It is a cutting-edge leader in research, with 25 Nobel laureates among its current and former staff and students. Manchester maintains a commitment to accessible, inclusive, and international learning that is blended and flexible. Manchester’s reputation for academic excellence extends to visiting students, who can take courses in a wide variety of subjects with particular strengths across many different disciplines, including the physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, and computer science. Its campus blends into the surrounding city, the second-largest metropolitan area outside of London. Manchester is young, vibrant, and diverse, bustling with music, culture, and sports— all with a more affordable cost of living compared to London. 
  • Known as the “capital” of northern England, you’ll be at the heart of the contemporary music and club scene that has launched many popular musicians, including The Smiths, Oasis, and more recently, The 1975.  Manchester is also a sporting hotbed, home to two of England's most popular football clubs, Manchester City and Manchester United.
  • You have the option of hundreds of classes as well several, more focused pathways in Leadership and Service, Pre-Law, and Sustainability.
  • University of Manchester is part of the Russell Group which represents 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, and unrivaled links with business and the public sector.
  • Make friends through the Students’ Union, which sponsors over 200 social clubs and societies and is one of the largest in the U.K. The university also houses an art gallery, museum, and theater and you can join an excursion planned by the International Society.
  • The Alliance Manchester Business school is AACSB-accredited.
  • Learn more about our Arcadia London Center, which will provide support and excursions during your time at the University of Manchester.

Excursions & Attractions

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses through Arcadia's planned Excursions and Activities.

Arcadia includes many fun and exciting excursions, events, and activities - many of which are free and included in your program. You also have a range of optional excursions and events to join such as the exciting Regional Excursion where we bring together students from our England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland programs as well as a continental Europe event every Fall and Spring semester. Contact your program manager for specific program excursions.

All Arcadia excursions are designed to be fun, interactive learning opportunities where you can visit places of exceptional interest in the country and enjoy experiences that help to illuminate your studies. You could also earn a Co-curricular Learning Certificate (CLC)


Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research, and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please visit the Arcadia website for dates and the latest program information.