Applications for the 2024 Scheme are now open.

The Manchester Distance Access Scheme (MDAS) is an online access programme designed for students who hold an offer from The University of Manchester for courses starting in September 2024.  If you're here because it was mentioned in your UCAS offer, then you're in the right place. 

Benefits of completing the scheme 

You'll receive an offer of one A-level grade below the standard offer for your course at the University (for example, if your offer is AAA, it would become AAB).* 

  • You’ll receive university-level teaching before starting your course. 
  • You’ll enhance your academic skills, preparing you for university. 
  • You’ll learn about university-style assessments before starting your course. 

65% of students who completed the Manchester Distance Access Scheme in 2023 progressed onto an undergraduate course at The University of Manchester.  

* Offers are decided by the academic School and some courses may still need specific grades in certain subjects. If you're studying for a different qualification (such as a BTEC Extended Diploma), email your academic School to see if you can take part.