Course Comparison

MSc Biomedical Science FdSc Human Biosciences
Master of Science - MSc Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
2 years 2 years
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Part-time Full-time
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Plymouth Petroc
School of Biomedical Sciences Petroc
Entry requirements

You should have either:

  • Applicants require a minimum of an upper second-class UK honours degree in biomedical sciences, life sciences or related subject with a genetics component, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Intercalating or graduate medical/dental/veterinarian applicants or those with substantial relevant work-based experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. University of Plymouth alumni who do not meet this requirement can contact the programme lead in the first instance. Please list the pathway you are applying for in your application. A short interview may be undertaken as part of the applications process.

  • If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK ECCTIS, who provide an advisory service.


  • Other qualifications and experience that the programme manager deems equivalent in subject content and level of attainment to any of the above.

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or above with no less than 6.0 in each category (speaking, listening, reading, & writing) will be required.
  • Please visit our entry requirements for international students page for more information.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.