How to apply
Advice to applicants
Mitigating circumstances may be personal or family illness, other family circumstances, change of teachers during a course, problems with school facilities or an unusual curriculum followed by your school or college. We recommend that information on mitigating circumstances that have affected or are likely to affect your academic performance will be included in the referee's report. We cannot usually take into account information that is supplied after an adverse decision has been made on an application by the admitting Department. If you encounter mitigating circumstances after you have submitted your application, please inform the admissions staff in the Department to which you applied as soon as possible.
Where mitigating circumstances have already been taken into account, for example by the relevant Exam Board, we will not be able to make further allowances.
How your application is considered
Once your application has been received it will be considered, on merit, by Department of Mathematics admissions staff. A number of factors are considered including your reference and whether you are likely to meet our entrance requirements. In addition, we will look at your personal statement to see the nature and extent of your interest in Mathematics. We are also keen to hear about your interests, hobbies, extra-curricular experiences, work experience and career aspirations and how these have prepared you for success on your chosen course.
We do not normally accept transfer of application between Departments.
Many of our applicants will be invited to attend a Virtual Visit Day which will give you a taste of life as a Mathematics student at Manchester. There will be a short talk by the Admissions Tutor, a mini-Mathematics lecture, information about student support and a Question and Answer session. The Q&A session will include current students and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the Department or course. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.
Due to Covid-19 we are not interviewing applicants for this academic cycle.
Aptitude test requirement
Students who have met the appropriate entry requirements but whose qualifications are more than 2 years old may be asked to sit a Mathematics test.
Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications
If you have re-sat individual modules to improve your grades, we will consider your application according to the standard selection process. If you are planning to re-sit the final Year 13 examinations, or have already done so, the University will consider your application, but we may require further information in order to make an informed judgment on your application.
If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.