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Undergraduate English language requirements

All applicants are expected to hold a suitable English language qualification.

You must be able to provide recent evidence that your spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programme/s for which you have applied.

Accepted English language qualifications

If your English language qualification is not listed please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Team. We will assess the grade that you have achieved and the suitability of your qualification.

Grade B or Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England

Grade B

6.5 overall with no less than 6 in any individual component. We are unable to combine IELTS certificates; you must meet the minimum requirements in each component in the same IELTS examination.

90 overall with no less than 22 in any individual component. We are unable to combine TOEFL certificates; you must meet the minimum requirements in each component in the same TOEFL examination.

Grade C (please provide your candidate ID number and your 4 digit candidate secret number to the Undergraduate Admissions Team)

Grade C (please provide your candidate ID number and your 4 digit candidate secret number to the Undergraduate Admissions Team)

59 overall with no less than 51 in any individual component. We are unable to combine PTE certificates; you must meet the minimum requirements in each component in the same PTE examination. Please share your PTE Academic test score through the PTE secure portal. In addition please email a scanned copy or clear photograph of your score report certificate to the UG Admissions Team at ug.ambs@manchester.ac.uk once you have shared the results as we are not automatically notified.

Grade 5 at Standard Level. In advance of the release of your results, please request with the International Baccalaureate Organisation for your results to be shared with The University of Manchester via IBIS. 

Grade 6 at Standard Level. In advance of the release of your results, please request with the International Baccalaureate Organisation for your results to be shared with The University of Manchester via IBIS. 

Grade C

Test validity

Please note that the test date for the IELTS, TOEFL or PTE Academic qualification must be no more than two years before the start date of your degree course. For all other English language qualifications listed above the test date must be no more than seven calendar years before the start date of your degree course.

Pre-sessional English language courses

If your score is only slightly below our minimum English language entry requirements we can still consider your application. If you meet all of the following criteria you may be eligible for our six-week academic pre-sessional English language course at the University:

  1. You have completed your academic studies and received your final results (we require your final transcript and final certificate confirming the award of your results) by 31 May and only have an English language offer condition
  2. You have taken an IELTS test within 2 years of the start date of the 6 week pre-sessional course
  3. You have taken an IELTS test and received your IELTS certificate before 31st May
  4. From that IELTS examination you were awarded only one component (including the overall score) 0.5 below our minimum entry requirements (our minimum requirements are 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in any individual component)
  5. Alliance Manchester Business School is your firm choice

Please note; the only course length that we offer at AMBS to applicants is six weeks.

Our undergraduate admissions team will contact any eligible applicants.

Read full details including application deadlines, course fees and how to apply to the University Language Centre >>