Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 545,500 as of 2017.
Manchester lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.8 million. Manchester itself is also a renowned hub for arts, culture and creativity, and is regularly ranked in the top spot as the best city to live in the UK by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Survey.
Based on two campuses, MMU is located in Manchester city centre with another site in the town of Crewe, in Cheshire. The university has made a significant capital investment in its infrastructure of late., giving rise to a new student’s union building, new laboratories, a £10 million Exercise and Sport Science Centre, and a £6 million contemporary arts centre on its Cheshire campus.