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A leading member of the illustrious Russell Group and a history of high quality education dating back over 190 years

As the number one targeted university by top employers in the UK (High Fliers Research 2018), The University of Manchester is a prestigious institution that offers both academic excellence and industry-relevant degrees.

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The University of Manchester is one of the most respected institutions in the world, with a current global top 30 ranking (QS World Rankings 2019). Boasting one of the largest and most diverse student communities in the UK, the university is an ideal choice for international students looking for a quality educational experience.

The University of Manchester has a reputation as a top research facility, with historic discoveries such as the birth of the modern computer and the splitting of the atom among its accolades. As well as ranking 5th in the UK for research power (REF 2014), the university counts 25 Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students.

INTO Manchester in partnership with The University of Manchester was established back in 2008, offering numerous academic pathways for international students. Since then, thousands of students from more than 100 countries have progressed to the university.

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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 The University of Manchester.

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.


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Management Team

Dawn Abbott

Centre Director

Lucy Thomas

Academic Director

Sion Jones

Head of Student Services


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Academic programmes at INTO Manchester are validated by the Northern Consortium (NCUK). The high-quality programmes are designed to prepare students for success at Manchester Metropolitan University.

International Foundation Programme:

  • Biosciences
  • Engineering and Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology

Academic programmes typically last between nine months and one year.

Also available:

  •  Academic English
  • General English


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Contact us

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

Phone: +44 (0) 161 631 1200


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INTO Careers

Teacher of English as a Foreign Language/Academic Purposes

INTO Manchester

INTO Manchester are looking to recruit English Language/Academic Purposes teachers on both permanent and fixed term, full time and part time contracts. Positions are  available from September 2019.

Closing date for applications is 10am on Wednesday 26th June.