Access Architecture

We are committed to supporting the very best students from all backgrounds to study Architecture.

You may be wondering what financial support is available to you to study our course, how to apply, whether you will have the right grades to get in, or how different university study will be from school or college. We have support in place to help in all of these areas.

Architecture is offered by the Manchester School of Architecture, a unique collaboration between The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University so you’ll benefit from the facilities and support of both universities if you choose Architecture with us.

Application support

Applying for Architecture includes the submission of a portfolio. This process might be new to you but we’ve got lots of advice available to help you with the process.

Full details on how to apply and entry requirements can be found on the course pages. If you have any questions about your application please contact our admissions team.

Access schemes

Manchester offers several access schemes to give you a taste of university life. If you complete them successfully you will be better prepared for university-level study and could receive a reduced offer in the A-level (or equivalent qualification) grades required to study with us.

Architecture is involved in the following access schemes:

We may also make a reduced grade offer based on your contextual data.

Financial support

We offer a non repayable £500 bursary* to eligible Architecture students, to help with the costs of getting started at university. You may also be eligible for university bursaries from both universities in addition to the repayable financial support you can apply for from the government.

Find out what you are eligible for:

Funding information correct for 2021 entry.

Student support at university 

You can access a wide range of student support services at both The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

There is also additional specific support available to Architecture students. We can help with a range of issues from wellbeing to academic writing and study skills.

Explore Architecture

Find out more about what it is like to study Architecture: