Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography Certificate Advanced Counselling Studies
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Certificate
Duration 3 years 1 year
Course type Full-time Full-time, Part-time route available
Placement (with placements) -
Location Plymouth Cornwall College
Provider Peninsula Medical School Cornwall College
Entry requirements

Direct school leavers 

The entry requirements below apply to you if you completed your GCE A levels, or equivalent qualifications, within five years of the start of the application cycle, e.g. qualifications completed since 2013 would still be valid when applying in 2018. If your qualifications fall outside these criteria, please contact the admissions team at

The typical offers listed below are not necessarily the threshold for selection for interview, which may vary depending on the number and quality of applications received by the faculty. Other factors, including the number of applications received, influence the threshold for selection for interview.

Applicants need to achieve 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C/7-4 which must include English language, mathematics and either GCSE double award science or two from single award chemistry, biology, or physics.

Plus one of the below Level 3 qualifications, which must include at least one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology; Chemistry; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Environmental Studies; Geography; Geology; Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths; Life and Health Sciences; Physical Education; Physics; Psychology; Science (applied); Statistics.

GCE A level 

Grades BBC

Access to HE Diploma 

45 Level 3 credits Science based subject D: 15 credits, M: 30 credits 

BTEC National Extended Diploma 

Applied Science DMM 

BTEC National Diploma 

Applied Science D*D* 

International Baccalaureate 

28-30 points overall including Higher Level 5 in one science as listed above 

Scottish Advanced Highers 

Grades BBC

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma 

M2, M2, M3

Other UK qualifications 

Other UK qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and you are advised to contact the Admissions team on +44 1752 437333 or email:

Re-sit Applicants 

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry welcome applications from re-sit applicants providing a minimum attainment has been achieved at the first attempt.  Typically this must be no more than two grades drops or equivalent from the typical standard offer e.g. GCE A level first attempt attainment must be a minimum of CCC. For re-sit thresholds for all other acceptable level 3 qualifications, please contact the Admissions Team at All Level 3 qualifications that form part of an applicant’s academic profile for selection must be achieved within a maximum of three academic study years i.e. to include only one re-sit year.

International student admissions 

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry welcomes and encourages applications from suitably qualified international students who are either self-funded, supported by scholarships from their respective governments, or sponsored by scholarship programmes operated by the British Council and similar funding bodies.

International applicants need to meet the equivalent admissions criteria described for home students. Applicants applying with overseas qualifications should contact the Admissions Team at prior to submitting an application through UCAS. In addition, international applicants need to be fully proficient in English language.  

All teaching at our school is in English, so if English is not your first language and you do not have a GCSE or IGCSE pass at grade A in English language, you must have one of the following qualifications:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band 7.0, or above, with a score of at least 7.0 in each element, taken within 12 months prior to entry.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 94 or above.

We know that university life is a challenge for any student but especially when you are a long way from home. You will find the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry friendly and supportive. We have a nominated academic tutor to coordinate the induction and academic support provided to international students. International Student Advice (ISA) also provide support and can assist you with any non-academic issues affecting international students. There are also student welfare support and counselling services, wardens and student health centres on hand if you need them.

Students who have an offer of a place should apply under the Tier 4 (General Student) category. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency's website.

Selection and admissions process

We have outlined our selection and admissions process, providing information from interviews to deferred entry.

Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise

Please view our Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise page.