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A modern university in a global city

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK and is a modern university with a history of education dating back to 1824. The university has a proud tradition of diversity, sustainability and a focus on industry-relevant degrees.

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Awarded university status in 1992, Manchester Metropolitan University is part of the biggest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe. The University is also ranked as a Top 200 university under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2017).

Students will benefit from a recent £350m investment in research and teaching facilities, including £75m in the Business School and Student Hub, as well as £35m building for the Manchester School of Art. 

The university offers more than 1,000 vocational, degree and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas, 14 of which are top 20 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2019).

Located in one of the most exciting cities in the world (Time Out City Life Index 2018), the university is committed to providing a world-class international student experience.

Manchester Metropolitan University is also internationally recognised with more than 3,000 international students from more than 120 different countries. INTO students will study at the INTO Manchester centre where they will prepare academically for study at the university.

The INTO centre

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Overview of the INTO centre

  • Established in 2008
  • Around 100 full-time staff
  • Centre capacity around 850 students
  • Accredited by the British Council for English teaching
  • 39 modern teaching rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout

The first-rate facilities include:

The INTO Manchester study centre is located in the heart of one of the most popular student cities in the world.

INTO Manchester is based in Bridgewater House, an impressive former Edwardian Cotton Mill, now converted into offices and teaching space. The centre is within walking distance of the main city centre whilst also situated close to Manchester Metropolitan University.

Within the centre, students benefit from newly-modernised facilities including a well-equipped Learning Resource Centre, silent study areas, computing suites, an admissions and accommodation office, and social areas. Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards which create dynamic learning environments.

In centre, there is a dedicated student services team offering 24 hour support and an on-going social activity programme.

Students at INTO Manchester stay in either Liberty Heights or Liberty Point student accommodation or specially selected homestay accommodation. Both of the student accommodation options are around 5-10 minutes away from the INTO Centre.

E-Learning facilities
Throughout your studies you will have access to the Centre's virtual learning environment. Use this to download lecture notes and other course content, as well as additional materials that can complement your in-class studies.


Management Team


Dawn Abbott

Centre Director
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Lucy Thomas

Academic Director
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Sion Jones

Head of Student Services


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International Foundation Programme:

  • Art and Design
  • Business and Humanities
  • Science and Engineering

International Year One:

  • International Business, Accounting and Finance

 Also available:

  • Academic English
  • General English

Contact us

INTO Manchester
Bridgewater House
58/60 Whitworth Street
M1 6LT
United Kingdom

T: +44 161 631 1200
E: intomanchester@intoglobal.com


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