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Patient having ears examined by a Healthcare Science Audiology student at the University of Manchester

Healthcare Science (Audiology) (BSc)

Audiologists work in the exciting field of hearing and related disorders and therapies.

Healthcare Science (Audiology) (3 years) [BSc] Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2016

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Entry requirements


We require grades ABB including a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science) are required.


We require two AS levels at minimum of grade B accepted in place of one full A level. If you do not have a full A level in a science subject you must chose both AS levels from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology 

Unit grade information

We welcome the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics courses.


We require minimum grade C in six subjects, including English Language. Grade B is required in Mathematics and a science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science).

Key Skills qualification

We warmly welcome applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.

International Baccalaureate

We require 33-34 points overall including 6, 5, 5 points at higher level (with at least one science subject).

English language

Applicants for whom English is not a first language should appreciate that a particularly high standard of spoken and written English is necessary to cope with academic and clinical work.

As a minimum, we require IELTS 7.5 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in each component). However, there is a great need for audiologists who are fluent in more than one language and graduates with such skills would be a valuable addition to the profession.

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.

Relevant work experience

It is not possible for all audiology service providers to offer work experience for applicants, therefore this is not a requirement. However some practical experience of working in Audiology related environments would be beneficial, e.g. the private sector, charitable organisations, lip-reading classes, Tinnitus support groups etc.

Irish Leaving Certificate

We require A2 B1 B2 B2 B2/A2 A2 B2 B2 B3 including at least two of the following subjects; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology.

Scottish Highers

We require grades AABBB including two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Psychology

Scottish Advanced Highers

We require grades ABB including one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Psychology. General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer.

Welsh Baccalaureate

A pass is accepted as equivalent to A at A Level. A science subject must also be studied.

European Baccalaureate

European Baccalaureate is acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications. If you are studying for this qualification, applications are welcome will be considered on an individual basis.

Other international entry requirements

Applications from EU students are welcomed. We are not able to accept applications from students regarded as international for fees purposes:

BTEC Extended Diploma

  • Extended Diploma: minimum of 70 credits awarded at Distinction, 100 at Merit and the remaining 10 credits at Pass or above
  • Diploma: Grade A at A level plus the BTEC Diploma with a minimum of 110 credits awarded at Merit and 10 credits at Pass.
  • Subsidiary Diploma: BTEC Subsidiary diploma: AB at A Level plus 50 credits at merit and 10 at pass

The BTEC Extended Diploma must be in a healthcare or science subject. Applicants with the Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma must have either a science subject at A Level or a science/healthcare related BTEC.

Access to HE Diploma

If you are applying for this course, you should follow a Healthcare or Science pathway and study at least 15 credits of Science. Required grades are 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. If you do not have a Grade B at GCSE, or equivalent, in Mathematics should contact the University for further advice.

Advanced Placement tests

We welcome applications with the Advanced Placement qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Advanced/Progression Diploma

We welcome the introduction of the level 3 specialised diplomas (guidance regarding progression opportunities and subject and grade requirements will be published soon).

Non-standard educational routes

If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines

Other entry requirements

If you have qualifications other than those listed, or returners to education should contact us for further advice.