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School of Environment, Education and Development

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BA Geography
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BA Geography / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2018


Grades AAB. General Studies is usually excluded from a standard offer.

We do not require a pass in the Science Practical Assessment.

Duration of A-level study

The University welcomes applications from applicants who have either sat their examinations early or have followed an accelerated curriculum and spent three years studying A-levels where the examinations have been taken over two years. For those 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.


 Two AS-Levels are not accepted in place of one A-Level.

Subjects welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer

General Studies

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 English Language and Mathematics (Grade 4 or above in the newly reformed GCSEs in England).

We do not accepted applied GCSE mathematics courses.

International Baccalaureate

35 points overall.  6,6,5 at Higher Level

Alternative entry requirements

Alternative entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.

English language

Students whose first language or language of instruction is not English may be asked to provide evidence of fluency in English by achieving scores in English language tests as follows: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0, TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other subsections, Pearson PTE overall score of 62 with a minimum score of 62 in writing and 55 in the other subsections or  Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) overall score of 176 or above, with 176 in writing and no sub-section below 169 -OR- Grade C if taken before January 2015


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.