UCEN Manchester


  • Location: City

About us

We’re Manchester born and bred and for more than three decades we have delivered degree-level courses.

When we first started we were part of The Manchester College, but in 2018 we took a leap to become UCEN Manchester and create something new to provide something different: the quality degree-level education of a university with the personal support you’d find in a college.

Our offer is about combining the best of academic and career-based learning through smaller class sizes to ensure you’re never lost in the crowd. You won’t just learn the theory through writing essays, but spend time learning the hands-on, real-world skills you need to thrive in your career, having important, industry-relevant conversations with your tutors and peers, and learning in a setting that suits you.

No matter your background, whether that’s straight from college, returning as a parent, changing career or upskilling in your role, ensuring you’re ready for a future career in industry is our number one aim.

Believe in different

Ready for something different? This is UCEN Manchester. We do things differently here. Explore degrees and degree-level courses now.

What makes us different

Our approach:

  • Employing tutors with current or previous industry experience and connections
  • A clear focus on preparing you to excel in the industry
  • Keeping classes small so there’s always room for you to ask questions, get answers and make close connections with your peers, tutors, support teams and importantly - industry
  • Offering personalised support to our students.

As a TEF Silver awarded provider our “student experience and student outcomes are typically very high quality.”

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Course locations

City Campus Manchester

60 Great Ducie Street, Manchester, M3 1PT

Shena Simon Campus

Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 3HB

Openshaw Campus

Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2WH