BSc Actuarial Science and Mathematics / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2023

A-level

Grades A*AA with an A* in Mathematics A-level.

Further Maths is preferred but not essential but where taken will be included in the offer.

If you do not have the required grades or subjects you may want to consider our integrated foundation year.

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*AB including A* in Mathematics A-level.

Further Mathematics is preferred but not essential but where taken will be included in the offer. A grade A in A-level Further Mathematics would be required.

Duration of A-level study

Your application will be considered against the standard selection process of your chosen course if you either:

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.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education, typically five GCSEs/iGCSEs at grade A/7 to B/6, including acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Grade A/7 (normally) in GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics.

GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Other applicants will be expected to demonstrate a broad general education and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International Baccalaureate

37 points overall with 7, 6, 6 at Higher Level, including 7 in Mathematics.

We will only accept Higher Level Mathematics: analysis and approaches.

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 C/4
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with no sub-test below 6.0 and 6.5 in writing
  • TOEFL iBT: 90 overall with a minimum of 22 in writing and nothing below 20 in the other sub-tests
  • Pearson PTE Academic: 70 overall with 70 in writing and nothing below 65 
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification. Learn more about our English language requirements .
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 or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above.

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.