BSc Computer Science and Mathematics / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2023

A-level

A*A*A* including A* in Mathematics, and minimum of one Science subject in the remaining A-Levels at A*.

This should include Mathematics with a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement).

Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any Science A-Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Contextual offer

A*AA including A* in Mathematics, and a minimum of one Science subject in the remaining A-Levels.

This should include Mathematics with a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement).

Science subjects include Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and therefore there will be a requirement to pass the practical element of any Science A-Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers you will receive.

Duration of A-level study

Your application will still be considered against the standard selection process if you:

a) Sat your examinations early

or

b) Followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-Levels, where the examinations were taken over two years

If you are studying an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor for that subject.

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

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including:

5  GCSES/iGCSES at Grade  A/7 or  B/6:

  • 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/iGCSE level with a minimum Grade of B/6. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language. Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

International Baccalaureate

39 points overall with 7,7,7 in Higher Level subjects, including 7 in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches. Applicants should be studying a minimum of one Science subject at Higher Level. Science subjects include Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

For this programme of study we will accept:  Higher Level Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches  only.

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
  • IELTS 7.5 overall, 7.0 Speaking, 7.0 Listening, no other sub-test below 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 109, with no subscore below 25
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification .

Students eligible for a contextual offer will be required to evidence English language proficiency at GCSE English Language grade C/5.

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 qualifications.  

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.