Manchester Access Programme
The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is The University of Manchester’s flagship widening participation scheme for local Year 12 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 demonstrating specific knowledge and skills.
To find out more about MAP, you can view our information webinar, which features a member of the MAP team talking about the benefits of the programme and what it entails. Please note that this webinar details information about MAP 2019, which is now closed for applications. MAP 2020 will open for applications in November 2019. Therefore, the information provided in this webinar is subject to change for the 2020 cohort. Nevertheless, the webinar includes some useful information about the general themes of the programme. To access the webinar, click on this link and enter your name and email. The webinar should then be available to view straight away.
MAP has given me confidence to be proud of my background and shown me that anything can be achieved.Jaiesh Lilley / MAP student 2017
What is the Manchester Access Programme?
Find out more about the Manchester Access Programme (MAP) and see how it can benefit students.
Find out if you're eligible to apply for the Manchester Access Programme.
Find out how MAP works, what a typical year will be like and how to apply.
Parents and carers
Information and advice for parents and carers of students considering applying for MAP.
Teachers and supporters
Guidance for teachers and supporters of students who live or study in Greater Manchester.
Undergraduate Access Scholarships
Scholarships for MAP students who go on to undergraduate study at the University.
Hear from some of our MAP students about their experience on the programme.