Entry requirements

Our entrance requirements and the offer we make to you are designed to ensure that you have the necessary background knowledge, together with the ability and commitment to do well on the course. Applications for all our first degree programmes should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Scottish qualifications
International Baccalaureate
Other qualifications
Mature students
Deferred entry
  • AS/A-levels

    The standard offers are A*AA and AAA.

    Please note that there are also separate English language requirements.

    If you are applying for the BSc Mathematics with a Modern Language, we will ask for a language qualification in the required language as part of your offer.

    We do not include General Studies in any offer. In place of the third A-level, we will normally accept a grade A in the Welsh Baccalaureate.

  • Scottish qualifications


    You must obtain grade A in Advanced Highers in Mathematics. In addition, we will typically ask for grade A in each of two other Advanced Highers, or grades AAABB in five Highers, or some equivalent combination of Advanced Highers and Highers with top grades.

    For G1R9, you will need (as part of the above) the required language at grade A in Advanced Highers.

  • International Baccalaureate

    Typically we ask for 36 points overall; of these 18 or more should be at Higher Level, including 6 in Mathematics, and also including (for G1R9 only) 6 in the relevant modern language.

  • Other qualifications

    Please enquire for details if you are taking the European or French Baccalaureates, German Abitur, Cypriot Apolytirion or other national examinations. Alternative qualifications such as BTEC and Vocational A-levels are also acceptable, usually in combination with some A-levels.

  • Mature students

    We welcome applications from mature students; we would look for evidence that you were able to achieve success on a demanding full-time course. You may find it helpful to contact an Admissions Tutor for advice before submitting an application through UCAS.

  • Deferred entry

    Some students benefit from a year away from academic work between school and university. Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation. Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date.

Foundation studies

Would you like to study mathematics here but don't have the right entry qualifications? Why not consider a Foundation Year course? 
The Integrated Foundation Year is 'year zero' of a four or five year course that leads to a degree from one of the schools of science or engineering at the University of Manchester.

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