BSc Healthcare Science (Audiology) / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

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A-level

We require grades ABB, including a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science).

AS-level

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

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.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including:

A minimum of five GCSES/iGCSES overall including B or 6 in Mathematics and B/6 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science, with all others at C/4 or above. This must include English Language.

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 the academic School for clarification.

International Baccalaureate

34 points overall with 6,5,5 at Higher Level.

The course specific requirements are 34 points overall with 6,5,5 at Higher Level. (one higher subject to be in a science eg Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science).

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/iGCSE English Language grade C/4 or;
  • IELTS 7.5, with no component less than 7.0.or;
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language should appreciate that a particularly high standard of spoken and written English is necessary to cope with academic and clinical work. As a minimum we require the above English language requirements.  However, there is a great need for audiologists who are fluent in more than one language and graduates with such skills would be a valuable addition to the profession.

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, individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels 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

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.

Relevant work experience

It is not possible for all audiology service providers to offer work experience for applicants, so this is not a requirement.

However, some practical experience of working in audiology-related environments would be beneficial, eg the private sector, charitable organisations, lip-reading classes, tinnitus support groups etc.