Manchester Access Programme (MAP)

Our Manchester Access Programme (MAP) aims to help Year 12 students who live or study in Greater Manchester and meet specific criteria, to secure a place at The University of Manchester, or another research-intensive university.

MAP participants complete a portfolio of work that demonstrates specific knowledge and skills. Tasks include completing an academic assignment (with the full support of a University staff member), attending a two-day University Life Residential and participating in a number of workshops based on individual interests.

There are number of benefits to students who complete MAP, they:

  • receive advice and guidance for their UCAS application and personal statement.
  • receive an early decision on their UCAS application (if they decide to apply to The University of Manchester).
  • are awarded the Undergraduate Access Scholarship (currently £1000), if they start an undergraduate course at The University of Manchester.
  • receive a reduced offer of up to two A-Level grades (or equivalent) below the standard entry offer at The University of Manchester.
  • enhance skills, such as time management and team-working skills.
  • have the opportunity to prepare for different types of teaching and learning at university.
  • gain information about the different types of university courses available and what it’s like to be a university student.

MAP is now open and will close for applications at 5pm on Monday, 17 December. The application form and further information can be found on the MAP website.

We encourage anyone interested in applying for MAP to register for the live webinar, which will take place on Wednesday, 28 November. During the webinar a member of the MAP team will be talking about the benefits of the programme, what it entails and how to apply, there’ll also be an opportunity to ask questions. You can register for the webinar here.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with the MAP team at or call 0161 306 6505.