Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Foundation Year FdSc Forensic Science
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
Duration 4 years 2 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement - -
Location Plymouth City College Plymouth
Provider School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences City College Plymouth
Entry requirements

Approximate cohort size is 20 students per year.

A levels: from a minimum of 2 A levels to include at least one pass in a science subject. Excluding general studies.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma: PPP – from a science related subject. 
12 Unit BTEC National Certificate/QCF Diploma: MP – from a science related subject. 

BTEC National modules: If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Access courses: pass Access course (preferably from a science/combined studies/natural sciences/nursing subject) (including GCSE English and mathematics grade C/4 or above or equivalent). For candidates that do not have a science, electrical or technology background please contact: admissions@plymouth.ac.uk for further advice.

GCSE: mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above.

International Baccalaureate: 24 overall to include 3 at Higher Level science subject. English and mathematics must be included.

Mature students with appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply. For those who do not meet the requirements, please enquire for further details.

Progression onto chemistry F100 - achieving 120 credits in the specified course and an average of at least 50 per cent across all 120 credits.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary

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