Fast Facts about the Program
Type of Program: ECU Bi-Lateral
Available: Semester & Full Year
Host Country Currency: British pound £
Housing: On Campus or Off Campus Options
City Population: 500,000
University Population: 37,0000
Language of Instruction: English
Official Language of Country: English
Program cost: $100 application fee due when submitting the ECU application. Students pay the same ECU tuition to ECU and will pay housing directly to Manchester Metropolitan.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. According to the Office for National Statistics, the 2010 mid-year population estimate for Manchester was 498,800. Manchester lies within one of the United Kingdom's largest metropolitan areas; the Greater Manchester Urban Area has a population of 2.2 million, whilst the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester has an estimated population of 2.6 million. The demonym of Manchester is Mancunian and its local authority is Manchester City Council.
Manchester is situated in the south-central part of North West England, fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south and the Pennines to the north and east. The recorded history of Manchester began with the civilian settlement associated with the Roman fort of Mamucium, which was established in c. 79 AD on a sandstone bluff near the confluence of the rivers Medlock and Irwell. Historically, most of the city was a part of Lancashire, although areas south of the River Mersey were in Cheshire. Throughout the Middle Ages Manchester remained a manorial township, but it began to expand "at an astonishing rate" around the turn of the 19th century. Manchester's unplanned urbanisation was brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, and resulted in it becoming the world's first industrialised city. An early 19th-century factory building boom transformed Manchester from a township into a major mill town and borough that was granted city status in 1853. In 1894 the Manchester Ship Canal was built, creating the Port of.
The city is notable for its culture, music scene, scientific and engineering output media links and sporting connections. Manchester's sports clubs include Premiere League football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United. Manchester was the site of the world's first railway station, where scientists first split the atom and developed the first stored program computer. Manchester is served by two universities, including the largest single-site university in the UK, and has one of the country's largest urban economies. Manchester is also the third-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors, after London and Edinburgh, and the most visited in England outside London.
The following subject areas are available:
Accounting, Finance, Architecture, Drama, Advertising, Marketing, Art & Design, Business, Chemistry, IT, English, Sociology, Criminology, Engineering, Fashion, Psychology, Exercise, Sport & Leisure, Philosophy, Linguistics and more. To view all possible subjects, please go here: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/subject-areas/
To view courses specifically for semester-length exchange, please go here: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/international/exchange/studying-at-manchester-met/choosing-modules/
Although you will list subject areas of interest when you apply, you won’t actually enroll into subjects until arrival on campus where you will meet with an advisor to choose the appropriate classes.
Please know that at MMU, subjects refer to what ECU would call majors and modules or units are the equivalent of what we would call a class. You’ll also need to be aware of which campus each of your interested subjects are taught.
Modules also run for the entire year. It is advised but not required to attend MMU for an entire year.
Housing options at Manchester Metropolitan:
MMU offers a variety of on campus options for housing from single rooms, en suites and flats. To get more information please go here: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/accommodation/our-accommodation/manchester.php
Note that MMU has 5 campuses within Manchester and 1 campus in Crewe which is about 35 miles outside of Manchester.