Undergraduate entry 2020

Updated 27 August 2020

Looking forward to university study should be a time of excitement for you, but we understand that things might be a bit more complex this year. We want you to know that Manchester is here for you. We completely understand concerns over this year’s admissions process, which has been truly challenging for students, schools and colleges, and universities.

Acceptances already made to you

We can confirm that any acceptances communicated to you from Thursday, 13 August still stand and we'll confirm this with you directly via email. So, if you have had this email already, congratulations! You’re coming to Manchester and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

If your grades have changed

For those of you whose grades subsequently change and you now meet the conditions of your offer to study at Manchester, we'll honour that offer where we can for entry in September 2020 or, if this isn't possible, for September 2021. This is also the case if we have made you a change of course offer, and you subsequently meet the conditions of your offer for your original course choice, or if you've already been accepted for deferred entry in September 2021.

While we'll make every effort to admit applicants who meet our offer conditions in September 2020, many of our courses have genuine capacity limits due to placements, laboratory space and other limitations so we're restricted in the numbers we can admit. Where this is the case we'll make you an offer for entry in September 2021.

Hearing from us

Having received updated qualifications from UCAS, we've now communicated directly, via email, to all our applicants with instructions of what they need to do and who to contact within each academic School or Department. Please check your inbox and check your spam folder for this communication. If you haven't heard from us, please contact the admissions team for your course.

Above all we're seeking to respond flexibly and sympathetically to all students within the scope of what is possible, ensuring those who have the ability to flourish with us can do so and aren't disadvantaged.