BSc/MChem Chemistry with an Integrated Foundation Year / Entry requirements
Year of entry: 2023
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Decisions are based on the application as a whole - including the qualifications, the personal statement, and the referee's comments. The following must therefore be viewed only as general guide.
Our entry requirements vary depending on the subjects being taken at A-level. Typically, we would be looking for:
- BBC, where a student has three relevant subjects
- BBB, where a student has two relevant subjects
- ABB, where a student has one relevant subject
The subjects considered to be relevant are Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, and Biology.
If you are unsure whether you would be considered with your qualifications/predictions, we would encourage you to contact us before making an application.
In all cases we only offer places to applicants if we are convinced that they have the academic potential and the high level of motivation that is needed to be successful on the Integrated Foundation Year and on their chosen degree programme. To help us make our decision, applicants may be asked to attend an Academic Assessment.
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.
Find out more about contextual admissions .
Duration of A-level study
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.
Acceptable only in combination with other qualifications.
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/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.
GCSE/iGCSE grade 6/B in one of Physics, Chemistry or Combined Science is also required, if not taken at A-level.
Mathematics at Standard Level is required if not taken at Higher Level.
For this programme of study we will accept either Mathematics: analysis and approaches or Mathematics: applications and interpretation at SL or HL.
Alternative entry requirements
Alternative entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
Home students to achieve GCSE/iGCSE in English Language grade 4/C or equivalent.
International/EU students to achieve a UKVI for IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component.