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BSc Biochemistry with a Modern Language / Entry requirements
Year of entry: 2020
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Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken.
Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.
We require grades AAA-ABB, including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics and Maths (the Hard Sciences). You must have a minimum of grades AB in at least two Hard Sciences and pass the practical assessments in these subjects. If your grades are AAB or higher, we will accept a grade A in Geography, Psychology, Environmental Studies or PE in place of the second Hard Science.
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, e.g. GCSE grade A (or 7 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) 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, e.g. GCSE grade A (or 7 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) 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 information where available. Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application. Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.
Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C or 4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.
Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.
36-33 points overall with 6, 6, 6 to 6, 5, 5 at Higher Level including Chemistry and another science subject, normally Biology. 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.
All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency. The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:
- GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade C (or 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England)
- IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.5 in any component)
- An acceptable equivalent qualification.
Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.
The 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 UK visa (Tier 4 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 .