BSc Medical Biochemistry / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

A-level

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 not normally included as part of the offer.

AS-level

We normally require 3 full A-levels. We may exceptionally accept two AS-levels at grades AB or higher in place of the third non-science A-level. Applicants should contact the Admissions Office to discuss their particular circumstances.

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 Chemistry and another science subject, normally Biology.

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.