BSc Computer Science (Human Computer Interaction) / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2022


A*A*A* including two from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology and Statistics.  The Mathematics A-level should include a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement).  

Contextual offer

A*AA including two from Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology and Statistics.


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

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


Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including:  5  GCSES at Grade  A/7 or B/6   (both numeric and letter grade) including:  ¿ mathematics (please note we do not accept Applied GCSE Mathematics courses e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy) ¿ two science subjects from computer science, physics, chemistry, biology or science and additional science

English Language is required at GCSE level with a minimum Grade of B/6. GCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE English Language.

International Baccalaureate

41 points overall, with 7,7,7 in Higher Level subjects, including two from Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology.

For the pre 2021 IB Diploma qualification we will accept Higher Level Mathematics. Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.

Alternative entry requirements

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

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency.  The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade B/6 , or;
  • IELTS 7.5 overall, 7.0 Speaking, 7.0 Listening, no other sub-test below 6.5, or;
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English Language policy, including a list of some of the English Language qualifications we accept, can be found  here .

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.