Course Comparison

Course PgDip Biomedical Science FdSc Biosciences
Award Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
Duration 1 year 2 years
Assessment breakdown - -
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement - -
Location Schools of Medicine and Dentistry South Devon College
Provider School of Biomedical Sciences South Devon College
Entry requirements

You should have either:

  • A good honours degree (at least 2:2), or equivalent UK university or institute of higher education qualification in a relevant subject with a significant biomedical, biological or biochemical content related to the specialist subject(s) to be studied.

  • If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, 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.

English language:

  • If you did not complete your secondary or tertiary education in English you will need the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 6.5. 

Please note that the deadline for those wishing to apply for this programme as an intercalating Masters student, is 31 March during the year of entry.

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