BSc Psychology / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2022

A-level

We require grades AAB-AAA including one or more of: Psychology, Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Further Maths, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Applied Science, Computer Science.

Those applicants who are predicted/have achieved As in two of the mentioned science subjects will be considered for an offer of AAB. Those with one of the mentioned science subjects will be considered for an offer of AAA.

We accept only one performance-based A-level (eg photography, drama, art/design, music, media studies or PE).

General Studies is welcomed but not included as part of the standard offer. We may require specific grades in specific subjects.

If you want to check that your specific subjects are suitable for entry to this course, please contact us by emailing ug.psychology@manchester.ac.uk

AS-level

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.

GCSE

We normally 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 advise they still apply.

For applicants whose status has been confirmed as WP+ using the University's Contextual Data Eligibility tool , we will allow an overall reduction of 2 grades on the full GCSE requirements. Please note, however, that no individual subject should be lower than C/4.

For applicants whose status has been confirmed as WP++ using the University's Contextual Data Eligibility tool , we will allow an overall reduction of 4 grades on the full GCSE requirements. Please note, however, that no individual subject should be lower than C/4. 

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).

We accept only one performance-based subject at higher level, for example, Visual Arts, Design Tech, Theatre, Film, Music, Dance.

Changes to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics courses from September 2019, first examination 2021: For this course, we will accept Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches, or Applications and Interpretation.

If you want to check that your specific subjects are suitable for entry to this course, please contact us by emailing ug.psychology@manchester.ac.uk .

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. We will accept C+ in the Northern Ireland reformed GCSE;
  • 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.