Myanmar / Entry requirements

General requirements for undergraduate courses

Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-levels will be considered for admission to our bachelor’s degree courses.

Due to differences in the Myanmar and UK education systems, applicants who have taken the Basic Education High School Examination/Matriculation will need to successfully complete a University-recognised foundation programme before joining an undergraduate course.

Students who have achieved an overall grade of 80% or higher with 80% in Mathematics and Physics would be considered for the University’s Science and Engineering with an integrated foundation year programme. Applications for the University’s Biosciences with a foundation year programme would be considered following completion of the Basic Education High School Examination/Matriculation on a case by case basis.

Students who have achieved an overall Basic Education High School Examination/Matriculation grade of 70% or higher would be considered for the foundation programmes (Engineering and Science, Humanities and Social Sciences (including Management and Law), Biosciences, Pharmacy and Psychology) run in partnership with the University by INTO Manchester. Subject-specific requirements may apply.

General requirements for postgraduate/research courses

The standard requirement for entry to a taught master’s programme at Manchester is an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree that is equivalent to a UK Upper Second class degree (also known as a 2:1).

Candidates holding a master’s degree with good grades from a recognised higher education institution in Myanmar will be considered for entry into postgraduate programmes at The University of Manchester.

English language requirements

All applicants to the University (from the UK and overseas) are required to show evidence of English language proficiency.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English language in order to be granted a student route visa to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the ‘B2 level’.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases, these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English language policy, including a list of some of the English language qualifications we accept, can be found here.

Some Schools ask that the appropriate score has been met before you apply for a course, while others give conditional offers subject to applicants achieving our general entry requirement level of English language proficiency before starting the course.

Under certain circumstances, the University may consider IGCSE/O-level English, or International Baccalaureate Language (English) or Language and Literature (English) at high grades as a recognised English language qualification.

Other entry requirements

Please note that this is general information only. Faculties and Schools have different entry requirements and some qualifications may not be acceptable for certain courses, so it is important to check with the School directly before you apply.

Some courses have additional entry requirements such as previous work experience, submission of written work with the application or previous study of a particular subject.