Best universities in the North West revealed - as University of Manchester is ranked among the world’s top 50

The best universities in the world have been named in a new list for 2022, with an institution in Manchester ranking in the top 50.

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The University of Manchester has ranked in the top 50

Choosing a university to study at can be overwhelming when multiple institutions are offering similar courses.

However, the analytics experts at QS Quacquarelli Symonds have named the top ranking universities across the world based on six key metrics to help make the decision process easier.

The 1,300 institutions featured made the list as a result of their impressive reputation, faculty/student ratio and research citations.

The University of Manchester was the only high-level education institution in the North West to make the top 50 after maintaining its number 27 ranking for a third consecutive year.

The best universities in the Northwest of England:

The University of Manchester

Claiming to have the largest alumni community of any campus-based university in the UK, it is perhaps unsurprising that The University of Manchester is able to maintain its enviable spot in the world’s top 50 universities.

The institution was ranked joint 27th by QS with 99.4 for International Students Ratio, 98.9 for International Research Network and 95.1 for Academic Reputation. Overall it scored a whopping 82.3.

Lancaster University

QS claims Lancaster University is the 132nd best institution in the world. It scored 94.5 for International Students Ratio, 93.3 for International Faculty Ratio and 88.9 for International Research Network.

Lancaster University offers over 300 undergraduate courses, 187 postgraduate programmes and has frequently won Best University Halls in the National Student Housing Survey.

The University of Liverpool

Having a prestigious place in the Russell Group list, it is perhaps surprising the University of Liverpool didn’t rank higher than joint 189th in the research findings published by QS.

It scored 44.6 overall - despite achieving 98.1 for International Research Network and 38.9 for Employment Outcomes.

Placed in the 801-1000 category

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University was among the universities in the North West that achieved a notable mention ranking between 801-1000.

The institution offers over 300 undergraduate courses and an additional 230 postgraduate programmes. It was rated 10.7 for academic reputation, 73.3 for International Research Network and 43 for International Students Ratio.

Salford University

Priding itself on its industry links, the University of Salford has earned its spot in the top 800-1000 institutions while offering almost 500 undergraduate courses and 206 postgraduate programmes.

It scored 62.4 for International Research Network, 59.7 for International Students Ratio and 35.4 for International Faculty Ratio.

Placed in the 801-1000 category, but also given a 4 QS stars rating

The University of Central Lancashire

Claiming to be one of the largest universities in the UK, The University of Central Lancashire ranked in the top 800-1000 institutions in the world.

The Preston-based institution has been noted as one of the places worth shortlisting when choosing a place to study with 72.6 for International Students Ratio, 60.9 for International Research Network and 36 for International Faculty Ratio.

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University has ranked in the world’s top 800-1,000 high-level education institutions consecutively for the past few years.

It scored 80.4 for International Research Network, 84.4 for International Faculty Ratio and 32.2 for International Students Ratio.

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