Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Financial Management FdA Business
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA
Duration 3 years 2 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) -
Location Plymouth PETROC
Provider Plymouth Business School PETROC
Entry requirements

A levels: Including a minimum of two A levels. Excluding general studies.

BTEC: 18 Unit BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in any subject. 

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.

Access: Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.

GCSE: All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics and English at grade C or above. 

International Baccalaureate: 28 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level.


Other combinations and non-A level qualifications also considered.

Short of the entry requirements for this course? Don’t worry you may be eligible for a foundation year to prepare you for possible entry onto this course for the following year.

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

Learn more about foundation years with the Faculty of Business.

English language requirements