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The Alliance MBS Masters Experience

Our Master's courses will give you the tools for life. Our campus and city, the time of your life.

Manchester is one of the most vibrant and exciting destinations in the world – a place to study, learn and enjoy yourself. Our campus is packed with great social, cultural and support facilities and is located close to the centre of Manchester, the UK’s most popular student city.

As part of the University’s £1billion campus masterplan, we recently unveiled a full interior and exterior building refurbishment that will have a major impact on the student experience.

Masters students say what they like most about Manchester >>

Enhancing your student experience

Alliance MBS and The University of Manchester provide you with a wide range of opportunities to enhance your studies and a comprehensive support network too.

Build the networks and skills to enhance your studies and prepare you for your future career.

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Study overseas and broaden your horizons.

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Nearly 40,000 students study at The University of Manchester, but our student services make sure that every individual gets all the support they need.

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Cost of living

The cost of living in Manchester is less than in other large UK cities such as London.

It's a good idea to carefully plan your budget while you're a student to ensure that you have enough money to live on and to complete your studies. The table below gives a breakdown of the estimated living costs of an average Manchester Master's student for one academic year (52 weeks).

Accommodation (average cost for self-catering halls)


Meals (excluding meals out)


Clothes (including warm clothing and footwear)


Local Transport (excludes travelling home/visiting friends)


Other (e.g. e.g. books, equipment, mobile phone bill, socialising, laundry,
photocopying and printing)




Maria Camila Acuña Moreno, Colombia, MSc International Business and Management, testimonial

“The best thing about Manchester is that it is a student-friendly city. There’s always a new place to go and you’ll never stop exploring and discovering new places with your friends. The weather isn’t always great but you are guaranteed good times with different activities around the city or in nearby cities that are easy to visit by train.”

Maria Camila Acuña Moreno, Colombia

MSc International Business and Management, Class of 2018