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School of Environment, Education and Development

Student in The Atrium at The University of Manchester
BA Geography

Study a course tailored to you at the university ranked fourth in the UK for Geography (Guardian University Guide).

BA Geography / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2018

A-level

  • AAB (General Studies usually excluded from standard offer)

Please note that two AS-levels are not accepted in place of one A-Level and 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.

If you have studied an advanced curriculum where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of our subject admissions tutor.

Unit grade information

We welcome the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of your application. 

However, unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions.

GCSE

  • English Language (minimum Grade C, or Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England)
  • Mathematics (minimum Grade C, or Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England)

Please note that we do not accept 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

If your first language or language of instruction isn't English, you may be asked to provide evidence of fluency in English by achieving:

  • 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.
  • 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 test taken before January 2015).

English language test validity

Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Please be aware that some English language test results are only valid for two years.