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MEng Aerospace Engineering / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2024


A*AA in any order, including Mathematics, Physics, and one other subject.

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

We are willing to consider applicants without Physics if they have studied Further Mathematics; applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact us to discuss your academic background.

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

Contextual offer

AAA including Mathematics, Physics, and one other subject.

Find out more about contextual admissions .

Duration of A-level study

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

a) Sat your examinations early


b) Followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels, with examinations taken over two years

Kindly note, if you are studying an advanced curriculum, where examinations are spread over three years, consideration will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor for your chosen subject.


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.


Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education.

Typically this is five GCSEs/iGCSEs, including acceptable levels of literacy and numeracy - equivalent to at least Grade C/4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics.

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

International Baccalaureate

37 points overall with 7,6,6 at Higher Level, including Mathematics, Physics, and one other subject.

We also accept:

  • Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
  • Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation

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 4/C
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with no sub-test below 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 90 with no sub-test below 22
  • Pearson PTE 70 overall with no sub-test below 70
  • 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 equivalents 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.