Study options for this course
Grades ABB which should include at least one science subject
Unit grade information
The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes.
English Language and Mathematics at grade C minimum or grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSE qualification.
Key Skills qualification
The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.
33 points in total with at least 16 points at higher level which must include one science to at least grade 5 (higher level)
IELTS 6.5. Minimum 6 in any component
English language test validity
Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.
Irish Leaving Certificate
A2B1B2B2B2 including two science subjects
Please contact the school for further information
Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB which must include at least 1 science subject.
A or B in Welsh Baccalaureate in combinaton with two A-levels. Actual required grade will be determined by the overall entry requirements for the course applied for
Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications. Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Contact the University for further information.
Other international entry requirements
The University of Manchester has a rich academic heritage and is one of the world's leading research-intensive universities. It also has a long history of welcoming international students and seeks to continue this tradition by admitting excellent students from across the world. Details of country specific entry requirements are available from the University website .
BTEC Extended Diploma
BTEC Extended Diploma with a minimum of 70 credits awarded at Distinction, 100 at Merit and the remaining 10 credits at Pass or above. 60 credits must be in a science subject at distinction.
In addition to the extended diploma, we also accept the below BTEC qualifications in conjunction with A levels. Please note that the examples provided are equivalent to grade A at level. The actual offer made will be determined by the overall requirements for the specific course you have applied for. Please contact us for more information:
BTEC Level 3 Diploma: Grade A at A-level plus the BTEC 120 credit Diploma with a minimum of 100 credits awarded at Distinction and the remaining 20 credits at Merit. THE BTEC SUBJECT WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN MAKING A DECISION.
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: Grades AA at A-level, plus the BTEC 60 credit Subsidiary Diploma with a minimum of 50 credits awarded at Distinction and the remaining 10 credits at Merit. THE BTEC SUBJECT WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN MAKING A DECISION.
Access to HE Diploma
Overall 60 credits are required with 45 at level 3: 15 credits at Distinction in science, and 30 credits at Merit
Advanced Placement tests
The University welcomes applicants with the AP qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual basis.
The University of Manchester welcomes the introduction of the level 3 specialised diplomas. We look forward to providing guidance regarding progression opportunities and subject and grade requirements when further details on equivalences are published.
Non-standard educational routes
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines
Other entry requirements
Return-to-learn students are those who have had a substantial period away from any formal learning. Often such learners have pursued careers or raised a family. The University understands that students come from many different backgrounds, with varying qualifications, careers and skills, but they often bring to their studies a high degree of motivation and experience.
The University recognises that standard selection measures and procedures may not enable these learners to demonstrate fully their suitability for their chosen course. Where appropriate, admissions officers will seek and consider alternative evidence in order to give such learners equivalent consideration. Where they deem this alternative evidence meets entry criteria fully the learner will not be required to meet the standard academic entry requirements.