Entry requirements for undergraduate courses

The entry requirements described in the prospectus (printed and on-line) are correct at the time of print/input and are intended to give an indication of the number of UCAS tariff points you are likely to be asked for on each course.

If you are not familiar with the UCAS tariff, you should go to the UCAS website where you will find the points associated with most of the qualifications you are likely to be taking. If you find that any of your qualifications do not appear on the tariff, please telephone our Course Enquiries staff on 0161 247 6969, and they will advise you on the suitability for entry to our courses.

Where the term ‘A2’ is used in the prospectus, this means that the points must come from A levels or equivalent (e.g. BTEC Extended Diploma) but not from AS levels. Many courses will also ask for specific subjects at GCSE and/or A level or equivalent. Where GCSE subjects are required you will always need at least a Grade C or Grade 4.

Additional selection criteria

Satisfying the typical entry requirements for a course is not a guarantee of an offer of a place.

Many courses are oversubscribed and applications are viewed holistically, taking into account your grades, grade predictions, reference and personal statement, including any relevant experience you may have. In addition, some courses will make use of auditions, interviews or other selection tests as part of the application process.

If you do not have the qualifications listed in the prospectus we are happy to consider the suitability of other qualifications that may be relevant to the course. Please call us on 0161 247 6969 to ask for advice.

Recruitment and Admissions Policy

Please read our Recruitment and Admissions Policy, which applies to the recruitment and admission of all students registered for undergraduate and postgraduate courses which lead to an award of the University. The policy covers all modes and levels of study and includes details of our complaints procedure. If you would like to submit an appeal or complaint, please read the complaints policycomplaints procedure and use our Student Appeals and Complaints Form for Applicants.

Read about our Tuition Fee Status procedure: Tuition Fee Status Assessment for Applicants

Undergraduate Study