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Undergraduate entry requirements

At Alliance Manchester Business School we aim to admit highly talented students with great potential from a variety of educational backgrounds.

We're delighted that you're considering applying to the School. If you’ve got the ability and the commitment to make the most of Manchester, then we want to hear from you.

Most popular entry requirements

Details of our standard offers for the most popular entry qualifications are listed below. Please note that in addition to our A-level (or equivalent) requirements, you must also meet our GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English language subject requirements.

Applications are assessed holistically by the Admissions Team. Predicted grades are considered alongside other information, including the personal statement, academic reference, the subject/s you have taken, completion of all sections of the application and provision of your complete academic history relevant to meeting our entry criteria.

Please visit our related pages for details of accepted international qualifications, English language requirements and international foundation year courses.

GCSEs

To meet our Maths subject requirements we require GCSE Maths at Grade B or 6 or we can accept GCSE Applications of Maths and Methods in Maths - both at Grade B or 6 - if studied together in the same sitting. Please note we do not accept Applied Maths e.g. WJEC Mathematics – Numeracy.

To meet our English language subject requirements we require GCSE English Language at Grade B or 6.

Please note that we do not accept the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to meet our GCSE Maths and English language subject requirements.

A-levels

Grades AAB. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. In most circumstances, we will expect candidates to complete three A-levels in one sitting to demonstrate the ability to manage a high level and volume of study.

Due to the popularity of our degree programmes, preference may be given to candidates studying at least one of our preferred subjects. Please check the individual course profile pages for our list of preferred subjects, you can find this under ‘Entry requirements’ (only applicable for 2021 entry onwards).

International Baccalaureate (IB)

35 points overall with 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Students without GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English Language at grade B (or 6) will need 5 in SL Maths (or Maths Studies*) and SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature).
If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve a 6.

*We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

BTEC Nationals

We consider the various BTEC Nationals for entry provided you have studied a subject relevant to the chosen course.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*D*D in the BTEC National Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D in the BTEC National Diploma plus grade B at A-level

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D* in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades AB at A-level

Please note that we do not accept General Studies as an A-level option and we do not accept A-level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification.

Please note that the National Diploma and the National Extended Certificate must be studied alongside A-levels and we are unable to accept combinations of the BTEC qualification.

Access to HE Diploma

The subject of your Access to HE qualification will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your application. Please note: We only accept the Access to HE qualification when studied at a centre in the UK.

60 credits are required with 45 credits at Level 3. Of those at Level 3, a minimum of 39 credits at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit. Please note that we do not accept credits at Pass.

GCSEs

To meet our Maths subject requirements we require GCSE Maths at Grade B or 6 or we can accept GCSE Applications of Maths and Methods in Maths - both at Grade B or 6 - if studied together in the same sitting. Please note we do not accept Applied Maths e.g. WJEC Mathematics – Numeracy.

To meet our English language subject requirements we require GCSE English Language at Grade B or 6.

Please note that we do not accept the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to meet our GCSE Maths and English language subject requirements.

A-levels

Grades AAA. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. In most circumstances we will expect candidates to complete three A-levels in one sitting to demonstrate the ability to manage a high level and volume of study.

Due to the popularity of our degree programmes, preference may be given to candidates studying at least one of our preferred subjects. Please check the individual course profile pages for our list of preferred subjects, you can find this under ‘Entry requirements’ (only applicable for 2021 entry onwards).

International Baccalaureate (IB)

36 points overall with 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

Students without GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English Language at grade B (or 6) will need 5 in SL Maths and SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature). If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve a 6.

*We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

BTEC Nationals

We consider the various BTEC Nationals for entry provided you have studied a subject relevant to the chosen course.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*D*D* in the BTEC National Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D* in the BTEC National Diploma plus grade A at A-level

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D* in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades AA at A-level.

Please note that we do not accept General Studies as an A-level option and we do not accept A-level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification.

Please note that the National Diploma and the National Extended Certificate must be studied alongside A-levels. We are unable to accept combinations of the BTEC qualification.

Access to HE Diploma

The subject of your Access to HE qualification will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your application. Please note: We only accept the Access to HE qualification when studied at a centre in the UK.

60 credits are required with 45 credits at Level 3 at Distinction. Please note that we do not accept credits at Pass.

GCSEs

To meet our Maths subject requirements we require GCSE Maths at Grade A or 7 or we can accept GCSE Applications of Maths and Methods in Maths - both at Grade A or 7 - if studied together in the same sitting. Please note we do not accept Applied Maths e.g. WJEC Mathematics – Numeracy.

To meet our English language subject requirements we require GCSE English Language at Grade B or 6.

Please note that we do not accept the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to meet our GCSE Maths and English language subject requirements.

A-levels

Grades AAA. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. In most circumstances, we will expect candidates to complete three A-levels in one sitting to demonstrate the ability to manage a high level and volume of study.

Due to the popularity of our degree programmes, preference may be given to candidates studying at least one of our preferred subjects. Please check the individual course profile pages for our list of preferred subjects, you can find this under ‘Entry requirements’ (only applicable for 2021 entry onwards).

International Baccalaureate (IB)

36 points overall with 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

Students without  GCSE/IGCSE Maths at grade A (or 7) and English Language at B (or 6) will need 6 in SL Maths* and 5 in SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature).
If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve 6.

*We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) Accounting applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

BTEC Nationals

We consider the various BTEC Nationals for entry provided you have studied a subject relevant to the chosen course.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

D*D*D* in the BTEC National Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D* in the BTEC National Diploma plus grade A at A-level

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D* in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades AA at A-level. 

Please note that we do not accept General Studies as an A-level option and we do not accept A-level subjects which are the same as your BTEC qualification.

Please note that the National Diploma and the National Extended Certificate must be studied alongside A-levels. We are unable to accept combinations of the BTEC qualification.

Access to HE Diploma

The subject of your Access to HE qualification will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your application. Please note: We only accept the Access to HE qualification when studied at a centre in the UK.

60 credits are required with 45 credits at Level 3 at Distinction. Please note that we do not accept credits at Pass.

 

Please contact us if you need to discuss your qualifications further. You may find your query is answered within our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).