Dating back more than 175 years, Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. Over £350 million has recently been invested in its facilities, including £10 million into their students union. MMU's student union is home to over 150 student clubs and societies. The student population of the university come from 120 different countries around the world. There are more than 1,000 courses in a wide range of subject areas, many of which include work placement opportunities. 70 professional bodies accredit courses, which are taught by over 2,000 experienced academic staff with expert industry experience.