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Manchester Access Programme

If you’re a local pupil aged 16 or over, who meets our specific academic and background criteria, you could join our Manchester Access Programme (MAP) demonstrate your potential to succeed at university.

MAP aims to support your entry to The University of Manchester – or to another research-intensive university – through the completion of a portfolio of work that demonstrates specific knowledge and skills.

Please note: applications for MAP 2014 have now closed.

Supporting talented students

At Manchester we want to recruit students who will be successful here regardless of their educational and social background. Our Manchester Access Programme allows us to target and support talented students from backgrounds currently under-represented in higher education.

You might come from:

  • a state school or college;
  • certain postcode areas;
  • a family with a lower than average income;
  • a family with no history of participation in higher education.

Watch our video to find out more about MAP:

Your progression to higher education

If you successfully complete MAP, you will have a portfolio of additional evidence, which we use when making a MAP student an offer of a place at Manchester. We can also offer you advice on your personal statement and give you an early decision on your application to Manchester.

As a successful MAP student, will also be entitled to an annual scholarship for the duration of your undergraduate studies at Manchester.

Should you decide that you would like to attend a different university, we will support your application. Please note that we do not have any formal agreements with other universities.

Contact our MAP team

For any questions relating to our Manchester Access Programme:

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 6505