Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Foundation Year FdSc Analytical Chemistry
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
Duration 4 years 2 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) -
Location Plymouth Cornwall College
Provider School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics Cornwall College
Entry requirements

A level: a minimum of 2 A levels. Excluding general studies.

BTEC
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: PPP
12 Unit BTEC National Certificate/QCF Diploma: MP

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. This information enables us to process your application quickly and avoid 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 Access course (preferably from a science/technology subject) (including GCSE English and mathematics grade C/4 or above or equivalent). For candidates that do not have a science, electrical or technology background please contact: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk for further advice.

International Baccalaureate: 24 overall to include 1 subject from science or technology. English and mathematics must be included.

GCSE: mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above.

Mature students with appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply. An informal discussion with an academic may aid the decision process and help you better prepare for the course. Other qualifications will be considered individually.

Students may also apply directly to BSc (Hons) Mathematics or any of our other mathematics degrees listed below on this page and they will be made an alternative offer of the foundation year if appropriate. All students offered a place on the foundation year will be offered the opportunity of taking a diagnostic test to see if it is appropriate to allow them to enter the first year directly.

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

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