Course Comparison

PgDip Advanced Hydrography for Professionals FdSc Surf Science and Technology
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
3 years 2 years
Assessment breakdown
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Course type
Part-time Full-time
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MLA College - UK Based Cornwall College
MLA College Cornwall College
Entry requirements

All applications are considered on individual merit in relation to the aims and outcomes of the programme. 

The criteria below set out normal minimum qualifications required for entry to the Postgraduate Diploma Advanced Hydrography for Professionals programme. 

The standard entry requirements will be one of:

  • A first degree, or appropriate professional or academic qualifications (UK, EU or international) deemed by the University to be equivalent to a first degree. A first degree would normally be expected in hydrographic surveying or a marine-based science subject with a hydrographic survey component.
  • If you don’t possess appropriate HE qualifications, you may be admitted to a postgraduate programme on the basis of prior experience, if the programme leader/admissions tutor considers that you have demonstrated the potential to complete the programme successfully. If you follow this entry route, you may well be expected to undertake one or more bridging modules.

English language requirements

If you have not obtained or do not have the appropriate entry qualifications in the English language, you may be required to produce evidence of English language ability. This will normally be the equivalent of:

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English language.
  • IELTS average score of 6.5 or above with a score of at least 6.5 in the written component.
  • Equivalencies are detailed in ‘Admissions Information and Procedures’ issued by the University Secretariat.