Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy and Hygiene FdSc Healthcare Practice
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 University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry Cornwall College
Provider Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry Cornwall College
Entry requirements
  • A minimum of six GCSE passes A-C. This must include chemistry and biology or higher tier dual award science, English language or English literature, maths and a minimum of two other subjects at grade C or above.
  • 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.
  • BTECH 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 PUPSMD.

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

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary