Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy and Hygiene 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 (with placements) -
Location Plymouth City College Plymouth
Provider Peninsula Dental School City College Plymouth
Entry requirements
  • A minimum of six GCSE passes A-C/9-4 which must include English language or literature, mathematics and either GCSE double award science or two from single award chemistry, biology, or physics. Plus suitable Level 3 qualifications as outlined below.
  • The typical offer is ABB at GCE A level which must include biology. General studies at GCE A/AS level is not included in any offer.
  • Applicants holding a National Certificate or Diploma in Dental Nursing will need a minimum of 2 A levels at grades BB, one of which must be biology.
  • BTEC National Diploma in a predominantly science subject area predicted or achieved at a minimum D,D,M.
  • Access course in a predominantly science subject area to include 45 level 3 credits, 33 of those at merit or distinction to include 15 in biology or human biology.
Please note that the typical offers above are not necessarily the threshold for selection for interview, which may vary depending on the number of applications received by the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

For information regarding all other accepted qualifications (International Baccalaureate Diploma, Scottish Advanced Highers, Irish Leaving Certificate etc.), please contact us, tel: +44 1752 437333.

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