Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Chemistry FdSc Forensic Science
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
Duration 3 years 2 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) -
Location Plymouth City College Plymouth
Provider School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences City College Plymouth
Entry requirements

A Level
A typical offer will be 96-112 points, minimum 3 A levels to include a grade C in chemistry. General studies is excluded.

18 units BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
MMM–DMM – science related including chemistry units.  
BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.              

International Baccalaureate: 26–27 overall to include 5/4 at higher level chemistry, plus one other science subject from either: mathematics/use of mathematics, physics, statistics, geology, environmental science/studies, biology/human biology, applied science, science in the environment, engineering, psychology, design technology: product design or economics. English and mathematics must be included.          

If you are an international student and not studying English within IB, you must have IELTS: 6.0 overall with 5.5 in all elements.

Access courses: pass an Access to HE Diploma (for example, science/combined studies/natural sciences/nursing) with at least 33 credits at merit and/or distinction and to include at least 15 credits in chemistry with merit. The remaining units should come from science related units. Including GCSE English and mathematics grade C or above or equivalent. 

English language requirements.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.