Manchester Metropolitan University is a new, public university located in Manchester, England. The university evolved from the Manchester Mechanics Institute and the Manchester Schools of Design and Commerce, becoming Manchester Polytechnic in 1970. It gained university status in 1992 under the Further and Higher Education Act. The university headquarters and central campus are in the city of Manchester, with additional facilities in Cheshire.
Manchester Metropolitan University receives approximately 52,000 applications every year, making it the second most applied-to university in the UK after the University of Manchester. It is the fifth largest university in the UK in terms of student numbers. It is an accredited member of the Association of MBAs, a member of the University Alliance, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the North West Universities Association, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the European University Association.
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