BSc Optometry / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2022

A-level

We require grades AAB-AAA, which should include two science subjects (Biology, Maths, Physics or Chemistry) normally to be taken in one sitting. We also require 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 BBB at the first attempt (or equivalent qualifications).

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

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.

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

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

Changes to 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. 

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.