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Entry requirement information for countries within the Americas.

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Argentina

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Titulo de Bachiller for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Barbados

We will expect you to complete the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with with three two-Unit courses with grades 1,1,2 - 1,2,2, depending on the programme applied for, including Mathematics and English.

Bolivia

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Bolivian Baccalaureate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Brazil

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Certificado de Ensino Medio for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Canada

The requirements for Canadian applicants will vary depending on the education system of the province studied in:

  • British Columbia : AABBB to include English and Maths
  • Ontario: 80% overall in 6 grade 12 subjects including English and Maths
  • Alberta: 80% in 5 grade 12 subjects including English and Math

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

If your province requirements are not listed here then please contact socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk

Chile

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Licencia de Educación Media for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Colombia

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Bachillerato for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Dominican Republic

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Perito for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Ecuador

We may consider applicants who are currently in the first year of university study in Ecuador for entry into the first year of our courses. We would normally ask for a GPA of 80% or 3.2 out of 4. For further information about this, please contact the undergraduate admissions office (socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk).

Otherwise you will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Bachillerato/Bachillerato Tecnico for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

El Salvador

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Bachillerato for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Guatemala

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

In addition we also require applicants to have obtained a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Bachillerato for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Jamaica

You will need to complete the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with with three two-Unit courses with grades 1,1,2 - 1,2,2, depending on the programme you apply for, including Mathematics and English.

Mexico

In addition to the Bachillerato, you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme or the first year of university study in Mexico.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

Trinidad and Tobago

You will need to complete the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with with three two-Unit courses with grades 1,1,2 - 1,2,2, depending on the programme you apply for, including Mathematics and English.

United States of America

You will need to have taken 3 Advanced Placements with scores of 5,5,4/5,4,4, depending on the programme you apply for. We will also consider students who have taken SATII subject test in place of these and applicants with first year university study with an overall GPA of 3.2.

In addition, you will need to have achieved SAT I, with 620 in Mathematics and 650 in Reading and Writing.

For further information or if you are taking alternative qualifications email the Undergraduate Admissions Office at socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk.

Uruguay

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also need a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Uruguayan Secondary School Certificate for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.

Venezuela

You will need an acceptable qualification such as A-Levels or International Baccalaureate, or you will need to complete an acceptable UK-based foundation programme.

You will also a suitable English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no lower than 6 in any component.

We do not accept the Título de Bachiller and Título de Técnico Medio for direct entry to our undergraduate courses.