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

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A level

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

AS level

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

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

The School requires 33-34 points overall including 6, 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 (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.

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

ABBBB or AABBC including two of the following subjects; Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Psychology

Scottish Highers

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

Scottish Advanced Highers

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

Pass accepted with BB including science

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: 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

15 credits at Distinction in science? and 30 credits at 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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