Manchester Access Programme

One of our University goals is to welcome students from all educational and social backgrounds.

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is The University of Manchester’s flagship widening participation scheme for local Year 12 students.

Applications to MAP 2020 are now closed and will reopen in November 2020.


The Manchester Access Programme aims to support entry to The University of Manchester, or another research intensive university, through the completion of a portfolio of work. 

To find out more about the programme (including eligibility, activities and how to apply), and to hear from undergraduate students who completed MAP before coming to university, please watch our information webinar.


MAP has given me confidence to be proud of my background and shown me that anything can be achieved.

Jaiesh Lilley / MAP student 2017

Contact us

If you want to find out more about the Manchester Access Programme email the team at