Student Housing in Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester

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Manchester Metropolitan University


Located in the city of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is a public university which was established in the year 1843. 

Formerly known as Manchester Polytechnic, it was born due to the merger between the Manchester School of Design and the Manchester Mechanics Institute. Later on in the year 1992, the MMU received its university status under the government’s Further and HIgher Education Act. 

The university currently offers a range of 12 different courses out of which the particularly famous ones include Technology, Business, Marketing and Art


Manchester Metropolitan University has a total of two campuses, out of which one is situated right in the centre of Manchester city while the other one is in Cheshire

Being located near the city centre, the Manchester campus is very well linked with all the major public transports of the city.  

The Cheshire campus is located at close proximity from Crewe Station. One could either take a five minutes walk down the Crewe green road or opt for a bicycle or bus or car ride.  

Student life

Along with being the UK’s third-largest city, Manchester is also a famous city in terms of education.

Although housing some of the top universities in the UK, the city is not just about culture, education, universities and history.  

The city is also noted for its entertainment, music scenes, eateries, nightlife and sports.

If you enjoy a gig or nightime entertainment, head out to the Manchester Area or the Printworks.

Longing for some music scenes, try 42nd Street, The Bird Cage, The warehouse project or Satan’s Hallow

Treat your taste buds at Sweet Mandrian, Trof, Curry Mile or at Gusto

Student Accommodation

Famed to be one of the best places to study and live in, the city houses one of the recognised Manchester Metropolitan University. With an average student count of 38,000 students every year, it is considered to have one of the largest student populations in Europe.

With this ever increasing student count, the student accommodation in Manchester has also increased drastically with accommodation ranging from affordable to big-budget housing options. 

Student accommodation options around the Manchester Metropolitan University is divided into three categories:

  • Private housing/ Independent house
  • Private Halls of residence also known as Off-campus Accommodation
  • On-campus accommodation (Halls of Residence)

In Private housing, a student can rent out the entire place to themselves. However, this is one of the priciest housing options as compared to all the other housing option near the MMU, as all the cost of the house including rent, cost of housing amenities, transport has to be borne by the student. 

Off-campus accommodation near the Manchester Metropolitan University ranges from comfortable and affordable housing options to big-budget housing options which are further classified into shared apartment, en-suites and studios.

The cost of off-campus accommodation is inclusive of all the bills and apart from this due to the quality maintained and attractive student offers, this housing type is usually on high demand.

On-campus student accommodation as the name suggests is located inside the university campus. It is generally a building which includes rooms and dorms that only a full-time university student can rent out and stay in during their academic term. 

Apart from this, you will also find a range of good and affordable short term accommodation options around MMC, if in case you are looking out for one. 

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