Manchester Access Programme

Manchester Access Programme (MAP)

If you’re a Year 12 student, living or studying in Greater Manchester and meet specific academic and background criteria, you could join MAP and demonstrate your potential to succeed at university.

MAP aims to support your entry to The University of Manchester – or to another research-intensive university – through the completion of a portfolio of work that demonstrates specific knowledge and skills to help you become a successful university student. Places on the MAP are limited and are subject to an application process.


When Can I Apply?

If you are a student and are in Year 12 in the school year 2018/19 please visit Manchester Access Programme website. Applications are now closed for students who are in Year 12 in 2017/18.


To be eligible to take part in the MAP you will need to meet essential criteria.

Criteria for MAP 2018/19 has not yet been finalised, below is the criteria for 2017/18. Please be aware that this criteria could well change. Keep checking back for updates.

(Due to popularity there are separate strands of MAP for Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, these have further academic entry criteria):

Find Out More

For further information, including what is involved in MAP, how to apply and further information about the benefits of the scheme; please visit the Manchester Access Programme website.

This information is accurate as of May 2018 and is subject to change.

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