English language requirements

All applicants are expected to have an appropriate English language qualification.


  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), achieving a grade of 6.5 overall with no less than 6 in any component.
  • Test of English scores, 92 internet-based (with no lower than 21 in writing and listening, 22 in reading and 23 in speaking).
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) OR Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE). Applicants taking either of these from January 2015 onwards are expected to achieve 176 or above.
  • GCSE/O-level/iGCSE (first language) at Grade C or above.

If you are offering other qualifications, please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for guidance.

Undergraduate Admissions Team
School of Social Sciences
Email: socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 4748/1473/2291/4470