A-level: Grades AAB. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. Language subjects will be considered on an individual basis. Critical Thinking is not accepted.
AS-level: 3 AS-levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level if all taken in Year 13
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.
GCSE at Grade B in Maths and English Language (Applied Maths e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy is not accepted). You will require a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England.
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.
International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects plus no less than 5 for Standard Level Maths and English / English Language & Literature. Maths Studies and English Literature are not accepted.
Alternative entry requirements
Alternative entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
English language: IELTS - International English Language Testing System
6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in any componentCAE - Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Grade C or above. Please provide your unique and special numbers to be verified onlineGCSE/O Level English Language
(as a first language)
Grade B or aboveApplicants holding other qualifications should contact the undergraduate admissions team for guidance on the suitability of these qualificationsIGCSE English
(as a first language)
Grade B or above. International applicants who have studied IGCSE English will need to have completed the fully assessed oral examination to satisfy our English language requirements.
Details of pre-sessional English courses offered by the ULC can be viewed here -
We do not accept the 10 week course. For further details regarding the 5 week course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.