Technical (T) Level qualifications

At Manchester, we're dedicated to providing quality higher education to students of outstanding achievement and potential from all educational backgrounds, and our entry requirements for undergraduate courses reflect this.

We look for strong exam results, but also consider supplementary information to identify students with excellent academic and all-round potential.

Entry requirements

Manchester operates a devolved admissions system, which means all admissions decisions are made within our academic Schools. Here our admissions staff will consider the relevance and acceptability of any qualification or subject. Our academic Schools have assessed the suitability of each T-Level qualification in Wave 1 and 2 for admission to the University.

Our students must be appropriately prepared to cope with the demands of our programmes. Subject-specific knowledge is required for some of our courses, and this may not be covered sufficiently within the T-Level. Where any UK qualifications or subjects are not suitable, this is made clear within the published selection criteria for individual programmes. 

Suitable T-Level entry qualifications

We've reviewed and accepted the following T-Levels as suitable entry qualifications for the following programme areas here at the University. Further information on these courses can be found on our study pages.

Wave 1

Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning

Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning
UCAS codeAccepted undergraduate degree programme
L700 Geography [BA]
 F802  Geography [BSc]
 LF78  Geography with International Study [BA]
 FL87  Geography with International Study [BSc]
 L701  Geography with Professional Placement [BA]
 F803  Geography with Professional Placement [BSc]
 N871  Management, Leadership and Leisure [BA]
 1G23  Master of Planning with Real Estate [MPRE]
 K401  Planning [MPlan]
 K430  Planning and Real Estate [BSc]
 K431  Planning and Real Estate with Professional Placement [BSc]
 1G24  Planning and Real Estate with Professional Placement [MPRE]
 K403 Planning with Professional Placement [MPlan]
 H111 Civil Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year [BEng]
F853 Environmental Management with Professional Placement [BSc]
F852 Environmental Management [BSc]

Wave 2

Health

Health
UCAS codeAccepted undergraduate degree programme
B740 Adult Nursing [BSc]
C900  Biosciences with a Foundation Year [BSc]
B730  Children’s Nursing [BNurs]
A106  Medicine (6 Years including foundation year) [MBChB]
B762  Mental Health Nursing [BNurs]
B720  Midwifery [BMidWif]

Healthcare science 

Healthcare science
UCAS codeAccepted undergraduate degree programme
B901 Public Health (distance/blended learning) [BSc]
B902 Public Health (on campus) [BSc]
C900 Biosciences with a Foundation Year [BSc]
A106 Medicine (6 Years including foundation year) [MBChB]

Science

Science
UCAS codeAccepted undergraduate degree programme
C900 Biosciences with a Foundation Year [BSc]
A106  Medicine (6 Years including foundation year) [MBChB]
B231  Pharmacy with a Foundation Year [MPharm]
B901  Public Health (distance/blended learning) [BSc]
B902  Public Health (on campus) [BSc]

Wave 3

Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control
Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering
Manufacturing, Design and Development for Engineering and Manufacturing

Engineering, Manufacturing, Processing and Control
UCAS codeAccepted undergraduate degree programme
H113 Chemical Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year [BEng/MEng]
H112 Electrical, Electronic and Mechatronic Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year [BEng/MEng]
F013 Materials Science with an Integrated Foundation Year [BSc/MEng]
H110 Aerospace Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year [BEng/MEng]
H111 Civil Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year [BEng/MEng]
H109 Mechanical Engineering with an Integrated Foundation Year [BEng/MEng]

 

Contextual Admissions

Contextual offers do not currently apply to applicants offering T-Level qualifications. Applicants meeting our contextual admissions criteria will not be made a reduced offer. 

T Level applicants who meet our contextual admissions criteria, and who have been predicted a Merit, may be made an aspirational offer at the standard entry requirements of the course e.g., an offer subject to them achieving an overall grade of Distinction. 

Further information on contextual admissions can be found here.

Additional qualifications

We understand that you may not be studying a level 3 qualification, such as an A Level, while studying a T-Level qualification. Due to this, we've decided not to require a T-Level and a level 3 qualification for courses where a T-Level alone is not suitable.

However, you may have previously achieved an additional level 3 qualification or chosen to study toward one alongside your T-level. Where this is the case, your portfolio of qualifications may be suitable for entry.

Each applicant's academic School and Department evaluates their pre-HE qualifications holistically to determine whether they're suitable for our courses based on the content and rigour of those qualifications. Contact the Admissions Team within the relevant academic School or Department if you have any questions about your qualifications.

In addition to a T-Level qualification, you'll need a minimum of Grade C/4 in level 2 English Language and Mathematics (GCSE). Some of our courses require additional GCSEs in specific subjects and/or with higher grades. You can find the GCSE requirements in the selection criteria for individual programmes.

Manchester will review the acceptability of Wave 4 of the T-Level qualifications. The University will continue to monitor and review its selection criteria to ensure it's attracting the most talented students, regardless of their educational background.