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PWAP- Preston Widening Access Programme

PWAP is an award winning programme

aimed at supporting students who aspire to

enter the medical profession to attain a place

on the Medical Undergraduate programme

with The University of Manchester. The

programme comprises of a range of activities

and study which will support students to

enhance their application to

University. Students who have a WP flag and

successfully complete PWAP and apply for

the Medicine programme may be eligible for

the following benefits;


Lower academic entry criteria:

A minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A*/A with

a minimum ABB prediction at A-level.


A lower UCAT threshold:

PWAP applicants must score in the top 75%

of scorers with their overall UCAT score and

not have a band 4 SJT.


Guaranteed interview:

Only if the above UCAT criteria has been



Lower offer grades:

if successful at interview, based on meeting

the required contextual criteria


PWAP is recognised by UKWPMED, a

collection of medical schools that recognise

each other’s access programmes.


Learn more about the programme by downloading the document below:


PWAP flyer 2024 eh edit 26.10.23