BSc Zoology with a Modern Language / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2019

A-level

We require grades AAA-ABB. Your subjects should include two of the Hard Sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. If any of your science A-levels include a separate practical component, you must also achieve a Pass in this component.

You must have a grade A in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths. If your grades are AAB or higher, we will accept a grade A in Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or PE in place of one of the Hard Sciences.

Subjects with overlapping content are not normally considered as separate A-levels eg Further Maths is not considered alongside Maths and Human Biology is not considered alongside Biology.

General Studies is welcomed, but is not normally included as part of the offer. Your offer will be based on the above criteria as well as your predicted grades and past performance.

Language entry requirements

In addition to the above, each language has specific entry requirements.

  • French: an A-level in French (grade B) or equivalent is required.
  • German: an A-level in German (grade B) or equivalent is required.
  • Spanish: an A-level in Spanish (grade B) or equivalent is required.
  • Italian: an A-level in Italian (grade B) or equivalent is required.
  • Japanese: no prior knowledge of Japanese is assumed, but evidence of linguistic proficiency is required (eg GCSE A* in a foreign language). Chemistry AS-level (grade B) is essential. If you do not have AS-level Chemistry, we would require a full A-level in Chemistry (normally grade B).
  • Mandarin: no prior knowledge of Mandarin is assumed, but evidence of linguistic proficiency is required (eg GCSE A* in a foreign language). Chemistry AS-level (grade B) is essential. If you do not have AS-level Chemistry, we would require a full A-level in Chemistry (normally grade B).

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.

GCSE

We require a minimum of grade C (or 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) in English Language and Mathematics.

Applied GCSE Mathematics courses (eg WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy) cannot be accepted as an alternative to GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

36-33 points overall with 6,6,6 to 6,5,5 at Higher Level including two sciences, normally Biology and Chemistry. For degrees with French, German, Spanish or Italian, 5 or 6 points in the language must be achieved at Higher Level. For degrees with Mandarin or Japanese, 5 points is required in a foreign language at Standard Level.

Alternative entry requirements

Alternative entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.

English language

We require either:
  • GCSE grade C (or 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) in English Language
  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.5 in any component)
  • an equivalent qualification.

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.