Centre of Excellence for Medical Sciences
The Manchester College's Centre of Excellence for Medical Sciences, at the Citylabs laboratory complex in the heart of Manchester’s Knowledge Quarter, is home to our School of Medicine, Health Sciences and Medical Engineering. Courses at the Centre of Excellence are Access to Higher Education Diplomas for adult students (aged 19+) and will prepare you to apply for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, health and medical engineering subjects at degree level.
Situated off the hustle and bustle of Oxford Road, Europe’s busiest bus route, there will be no excuse to be late for class! There are a host of supermarkets and fast food joints nearby to grab a quick bite.
Whitworth Park is a short walk from the campus, which is home to the award winning Whitworth Art Gallery, featuring 55,000 items in its collection. The gallery is situated in 18 acres of green space that runs along Oxford Road towards Rusholme. The Contact Theatre and Manchester Academy are also located close by and well worth a visit. There are over 20 listed buildings in the Victoria Park area, including Victoria Baths - a heritage visitor centre based in a restored Victorian bathhouse. The site is now used as cultural asset for exhibitions, filming and performances and other activities.
Did you know?
Some of the greatest thinkers of the last century were inspired on and around Oxford Road – innovations on the street include the first testing of ‘The Baby’, the first programmable computer, and the first splitting of the atom.
Oxford Road is famous for the number of buses running along it day and night. Major bus routes include 14, 16, 41, 42, 43, 43a, 44, 45a, 47, 48, 50, 87, 111, 140, 142, 143, 147, 157, 197, 250, 291
St Peter’s Square station is at the top of Oxford Street, around 15-20 minutes’ walk from the campus.
Oxford Road Station is around 10-15 minutes’ walk from the campus.
There are local car parks used by visitors to the hospitals but we would advise using public transport where possible.