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Manchester Access Programme

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is a structured scheme for local post-16 students who meet specific academic and background criteria. The aim of the programme is to support entry to The University of Manchester, or another research-intensive university, through the completion of a portfolio of work which demonstrates specific knowledge and skills.

Supporting talented students

At Manchester we want to recruit students who will be successful at the University regardless of their educational and social background. In view of this, we have developed the Manchester Access Programme to target and support talented students from backgrounds currently under-represented in higher education. These might include:

  • Students from state schools and colleges;
  • Students from certain postcode areas;
  • Students with lower than average family incomes;
  • Students from families with no history of participation in higher education.

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The Manchester Access Programme gives students the opportunity to show their potential through a series of activities and tasks. Students who successfully complete the programme will have a portfolio of additional evidence which the University will use when making a MAP student an offer of a place at Manchester. If, after successfully completing the programme, students decide that they would like to attend a different university, we will support their application, although we do not have any formal agreements with other universities.

Contact the MAP Team

Tel: 0161 306 6505