BSc Actuarial Science and Mathematics / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

A-level

 We typically accept the following results at GCE A level:

 A* (Mathematics) AA to A (Mathematics) AA

A-level Further Maths is preferred but not essential. Those offering Further Maths are more likely to receive the AAA offer.  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.  This is likely to be made explicit in any offer you receive.

Duration of A-level study

If you either sat your examinations early or followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations were taken over two years, your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course.If you have studied an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor.

AS-level

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

GCSE

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 us for clarification.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall. 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects to include 6 in HL Mathematics.

Changes to International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics Courses from September 2019, first examination 2021. We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from: Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.

For this programme of study we will accept: Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches only.

Alternative entry requirements

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

English language

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 English Language grade C or better , or 4 or better;
  • IELTS with an overall score of at least 6.5 (including a writing score of at least 6.0 and no other component less than 5.5), or; 
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

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 Departments 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. 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 us for clarification.

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.