Course Comparison

MSc Biomedical Science FdSc Biomedical Studies
Master of Science - MSc Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
1 year 2 years
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Full-time Full-time
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Plymouth Truro and Penwith College
School of Biomedical Sciences Truro and Penwith College
Entry requirements

  • Applicants should have a good honours degree awarded by a UK institute of higher education in a biomedical or biological-related subject, or the international equivalent. Those with a lower second-class honours degree, an alternative subject qualification, or relevant work-based experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. A short interview may also be undertaken as part of the applications process.
  • This programme accepts applications from medical, dental and veterinary students who wish to intercalate their studies.
  • For overseas applicants, you can check how your qualification compares with the UK equivalent through UK ECCTIS, who provide an advisory service.

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.