Healthcare Science (Audiology) (3 years) [BSc] - Entry requirements
Year of entry: 2014

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A level

Grades BBB including a science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology or Applied Science)

AS level

Two AS levels at minimum of grade B accepted in place of one full A level. Both AS levels must be chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology if you do not have a full A level in a science subject.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes 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 programmes.


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

The University warmly welcomes 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

31 points overall including 5, 5, 5 points at higher level.

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, the School requires IELTS 7.5 overall. 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.

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

A2A2B3B3B3 including two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology.

Scottish Highers

Grades AABBB including two of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Psychology.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Grades BBB 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.

European Baccalaureate

Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications. Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Contact the University for further information.

Other international entry requirements

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

BTEC Extended Diploma

Extended Diploma: 160 credits at Merit with the remaining 20 at Pass

Diploma: B at A level plus 110 credits at Merit and 10 at Pass

Subsidiary Diploma: BB 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

Applications are considered on an individual basis, e.g. additional educational achievements, life experience and skills. Please contact the University for further information.

Normal requirements for diploma applicants are 60 (10 hour) credits with 45 at Level 3 and the remainder at Level 2. We recommend that potential applicants choose either the Health or Science pathway with a minimum of 15 credits in a science subject. We would prefer a minimum of 24 credits with distinction and 12 with merit. Applicants who do not have a Grade B at GCSE, or equivalent, in Mathematics should contact the University for further advice.

Advanced Placement tests

The University welcomes applicants with the AP qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Other entry requirements

Applicants with qualifications other than those listed, or returners to education should contact the School for further advice.

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