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Last updated April, 2019
Undergraduate exchange students within Sciences and Humanities.
- Academic Year: September - June
- First semester: September - January
- Second semester: January - June
Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements
The full workload for the year is 120 Manchester credits - 60 Manchester credits per semester.
Undergraduate exchange students should take six 10 credit courses per semester but are permitted to take a minimum of five 10 credit courses. A 10 credit course is equal to five ECTS credits. Undergraduate exchange students are not permitted to take less than five courses.
Accommodation and the Cost of Living
Estimated Cost of Living
- £4,020 per semester
- £1,015 per month is the minimum cost of living as recommended by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) for studying outside London.
- University of Manchester Cost of Living
Student Visa & Insurance
Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.
- 2018 S1 LLB BA SOCI SA (843K PDF format)
- 2017 S2 BA HIST JG (367K PDF format)You may also want to read the Alliance Manchester Business School Exchange Experiences.
The University, City & Region
The University of Manchester has a distinguished heritage that started back in 1824. It is the largest university in the United Kingdom, and receives more applications than any other university in the country. The university currently has over 40,000 students and more than 10,500 staff and boasts no fewer than 23 Nobel Prize winners amongst its current and former staff and students.
The City of Manchester and Region
Manchester is one of fastest growing and most culturally exciting cities in the UK with a total student population in the region of 70,000. Greater Manchester is the third largest conurbation in the UK, after Birmingham and London, with some 2.25 million inhabitants.
Coming to Manchester gives the opportunity to live and study in a city which offers a balance between academic excellence, a thriving social scene and a place where you can meet interesting people from all over the world.
The big plus for Manchester, especially for those daunted by the size of London, is that despite it being a major city, it is surprisingly compact. The University of Manchester and much of its accommodation are close to the very heart of Manchester and all that it has to offer.
Manchester is easily accessible, whether you are travelling from another part of the UK or from overseas, meaning that you can travel throughout the UK with relative ease.
- Manchester International Airport is just 20 minutes from the University
- Over 25% of the UK’s motorway network runs through the Manchester area
- London is just over two hours away by trainYou will find that travelling in and around Manchester is straightforward. The city is well served by a modern tram network and it has excellent bus and train links.
For those wanting to escape the bustle of the city for a while, Manchester is surrounded by national parks with Snowdonia to the west, the Peak District to the south, the Lake District to the north and the Yorkshire Dales to the east. Exchange students often find time to visit historic towns such as York, Chester, Edinburgh and Oxford which are all accessible from Manchester. Quieter market towns and villages are also within easy travelling distance.
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