BSc Speech and Language Therapy / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

A-level

We typically require grades AAB. No specific subjects are required, but a mixture of science and arts subjects is recommended. General Studies and Critical Thinking are welcomed, but are not normally included as part of the standard offer.

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:

Six GCSES/iGCSES at Grade C or 4 or above (including mathematics), B or 6 in English Language and B or 6 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science.

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

We require 35 points overall, with 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects

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 B or 6 or;
  • IELTS 8.0, with no component less than 7.5.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 linguistics, phonetics and clinical work. As a minimum we require the above English language requirements.

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.

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

Work experience with speech and language therapy service providers is not a requirement for entry to the course.

However, if you have some practical experience with individuals who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing, we strongly encourage you to provide information about it in your personal statement and at interview.