Course Comparison

Course MSc Physician Associate Studies FdSc Forensic Science
Award Master of Science - MSc Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
Duration 2 years 2 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (with placements) -
Location Plymouth City College Plymouth
Provider Peninsula Medical School City College Plymouth
Entry requirements

A recognised first degree (2:1 or above) in a life science, biomedical science, or healthcare subject (from the list below); or current healthcare professionals educated to honours degree level (2:1 or above). To be accompanied by a minimum period of 2 weeks consecutive clinical setting exposure. Relevant ‘on course’ placement experience would count towards this exposure target. Alternatively, experience of working in a setting with customer contact, and 10 days clinical attachment experience in a hospital or general practice setting would also be considered.

Or

A recognised first degree (2:2 or above) in a life science, biomedical science, or healthcare subject (from the list below); or current healthcare professionals educated to honours degree level (2:2 or above). To be accompanied by a minimum period of 12 consecutive months clinical setting exposure. Relevant 'on course' placement experience could count towards this exposure target. If the award is >5years old then we would expect evidence of recent academic study or completion of an academic qualifying essay.

Courses and professions considered include:

  • Chiropractic Studies
  • Dietetics and Nutrition
  • Optometry
  • Osteopathy
  • Paramedic Medicine
  • Podiatry
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Human Biosciences
  • Combined or Integrated Science
  • Diagnostic Imaging, Diagnostic Radiography, Radiography
  • Genetics
  • Medical Science
  • Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science
  • Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Midwifery

Applications from non-standard applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the programme team. If you wish to be considered for admission, and have a significant level of healthcare experience, but do not fulfill the criteria above, please contact the admissions team to discuss this further.

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

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

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