BSc Mathematics with an Integrated Foundation Year / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2023


BBB where a student has 3 relevant subjects

ABB where a student has 2 relevant subjects

AAB where a student has 1 relevant subject

The subjects considered to be relevant are Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Computer Science. If you are unsure, please contact us before making an application.

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

This course does not participate in the contextual offer scheme.

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;


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.


Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Grade B/6 in GCSE/iGCSE Mathematics if not studied at A-level and at least Grade B/6 from one of GCSE/iGCSE Physics, Chemistry or Combined Science if not studied at A-level.

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

International Baccalaureate

33 points overall with 6,5,5 at Higher Level, including at least one from Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry and Mathematics at Standard Level if not studying 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.

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency.

Home students to achieve GCSE/iGCSE in English Language Grade C/4 or equivalent.

International Students to achieve an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 in each and every component with a score of 6.0 overall.

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.