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BSc Optometry / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2021


We require grades AAB, including two A-levels in Biology, Maths, Physics or Chemistry (normally to be taken in one sitting) and a pass in the practical assessments.

General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the offer.

We will consider resit applications provided you have obtained a minimum of A-level grades BCC at the first attempt (or equivalent qualifications).


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.


We require at least five GCSEs at minimum grade 5 (B), including English Language and Mathematics. We will accept C+ in the Northern Ireland reformed GCSEs.  

International Baccalaureate

35 points overall with grades 665 in 3 higher level subjects, to include 2 sciences (from Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Physics).

Alternative entry requirements

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

English language

We require one of:

  • GCSE, IGCSE or O-Level English Language at grade 5 (B). We will accept C+ in the Northern Ireland reformed GCSE;
  • IELTS 7 (with no less than 6 in any component);
  • TOEFL (iBT) - 100;
  • 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.