Manchester Access Programme applications are now open

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 10:57:00 GMT

The aim of our Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is to inspire talented, local year 12 students to realise their full potential and benefit from an excellent university education, regardless of their background. Applications for our flagship access scheme are now open.

At Manchester we believe in equality of opportunity to access higher education for all. We recognise the barriers for students from backgrounds underrepresented at selective universities and are passionate about empowering students to overcome them and succeed. Central to this is the Manchester Access Programme. MAP has run since 2006 and to-date has helped over 2,000 local college students to progress to the University of Manchester.

Applicants who meet our academic and background criteria are supported to achieve entry to The University of Manchester, or another research-intensive university, through the completion of a portfolio of work demonstrating specific knowledge and skills.

There are three main benefits to MAP:

  • Students will receive advice and guidance for their UCAS application and personal statement and will the opportunity of an early decision on their application (if applying for The University of Manchester).
  • Students will receive the Undergraduate Access Scholarship (currently £1,000 per year of undergraduate study)
  • Students are eligible for a reduced offer of up to two A-level grades (or equivalent, depending on the qualifications studied) below the standard entry offer

All MAP compulsory modules will be delivered online with optional in-person, on campus events and activities planned for spring/summer 2022. This blended delivery approach will give Year 12 students across Greater Manchester increased flexibility to take part in the Programme, both online and face to face.

Applications are open now and will close on 12 December at 11.59pm.

Visit the MAP website to see our full eligibility criteria, MAP webinars and application link.