Course Details

  • This programme is an Access to Higher Education Diploma, and is designed to help you on the path to studying a medical science related subject at university-level. It’s great for anyone who is looking for a change in career and needs the relevant re-training.

    You’ll study a number of different units in Mathematics, Physics, and Biology, focusing on developing the skills required for work in a variety of biological sciences and other Allied Health Professions such as Biomedical Science and Radiography.

    You’ll cover topics like statistics, genetics and the properties of matter, as well as learning all about the cell and what it means to the human body. A part of the course will also include the development of personal skills to help you succeed at university, including study and research techniques and how to apply correctly for higher education degrees.

  • GCSEs in both English and Maths at grade C/4 or above for this course. We will also accept IELTS at 6.5 or above with no aspect under 6.0 in place of GCSE English.

    Prospective students should check the entry requirements of their preferred university to ensure the best possible opportunity for progression.

  • There will be a variety of assessment methods which may include examinations, assignments, presentations and practical laboratory work. You will be assessed at the end of each unit.

  • With this diploma, you’ll have the qualifications needed to access degrees at university. You could apply for a number of different courses, including radiology, paramedic sciences, prosthetics and biomedical sciences.

    These degree courses will then open up an incredibly diverse range of career opportunities in the medical sciences industry, in the NHS, private practices, the community or in research work.

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  • Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma.

    There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition here at The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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