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BSc Psychology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2021

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We require grades AAB including a science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology). General Studies is welcomed but not included as part of the standard offer.

You are required to obtain a pass in the practical element of any science A-level taken.


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

Subjects welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer

We exclude General Studies from a standard offer.

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.


We require at least five GCSEs at minimum grade B/6, including English Language and Mathematics. If an applicant has a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics, but has a grade 6 in the other subject, we would strongly advise they still apply.

International Baccalaureate

We require 35 points overall with grades 6,6,5 in higher level subjects (one of which must include Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology).

Alternative entry requirements

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

English language

If you have international qualifications, you may be asked to provide evidence of your English language ability.

Minimum requirements are typically:

  • Grade B/6 GCSE English;
  • TOEFL (iBT) - 100;
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each component;
  • CIE OR UCLES 1119 English at Grade B.

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.