Diploma in Medical Sciences


Diploma in Medical Science - Warnborough CollegeIf you enjoy working with people to maintain and improve their physical well-being and are interested in the health profession, then you may well be suited to a career in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary, complimentary medicine, and other allied health fields that require a knowledge of medical science. The Diploma in Medical Science is an intensive foundation programme recognised by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and taught in small groups.

This intensive programme is an admissions route for:

  • RCSI Dublin Medicine
  • RCSI Dublin Pharmacy
  • RCSI Dublin Physiotherapy
  • RCSI Bahrain Medicine
  • Penang Medical College (Twinned medical programme; pre-clinical Dublin with clinical in Malaysia).

ALSO for other Health Science Careers in:


Anaesthesiologist, Midwife, Physicians Assistant, Biochemist, Optometrist, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Surgeon, Dentistry, Extracorporeal Technician, Nursing, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Medical Illustrator, Physician and Complimentary Medicine, Anaesthesiologist, Midwife, Physician, Nurse, Dentist, Surgeon , Radiologist, Pharmacist, Biomedical Scientist, General Practitioner etc.

Complementary Medicine

Neuropathology, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Wellness, Consultant , Sports Therapist, Remedial Therapist, Homoeopath etc.

Allied Health and Para-Medical

Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Exercise Physiologist, Chiropractor, Paramedic, Osteopath, Pathologist, Optometrist, Medical Illustrator, Health Promotion Officer, Physicians Assistant, Extracorporeal Technician, Podiatrist, Veterinarian.

When Can I Start?

On the first day of any month.
This programme is available completely by distance learning. You will be given access to a learning portal, where you will find your lessons and assignments. You will have your own tutor who will mark your work. You can ask your tutor questions if you are not sure about anything.

Course Structure

Programme Structure
This programme is intensive, full-time, 6 months or more in Canterbury.

There are 8 modules to complete:

Requirement: UFS100 University Study Skills (Non Credit)

  1. BSC109 Medical Terminology
  2. BSC101 Anatomy I and Physiology I
  3. BSC111 Physiology II
  4. BSC112 Anatomy II
  5. BSC103 Biochemistry I
  6. BSC203 Biochemistry II
  7. BSC303 Biochemistry III
  8. BSC110 Cell Biology

Each module is 4 credits – a total of 32 credits hours. Students must obtain grades of B+ or higher in order to graduate.


What Happens After?

Upon satisfactory completion of all modules and examinations and meeting all academic and other requirements, Warnborough College awards the Diploma in Medical Science (DMS) together with an Official Transcript listing modules taken and grades achieved.

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Students applying to the Royal College of Surgeons will apply along with all other International applicants on a competitive basis and will be subject to the normal admissions procedures that apply to all non European Union applicants. Details in relation to admissions are available on the RCSI website: www.rcsi.ie/admissions

Please note: Medical Universities set their own entrance requirements. If you wish to apply to a particular university, you should always check with admissions department of that medical school to ensure that they will accept the Warnborough College Diploma in Medical Science. ALSO, other Medical Schools will consider DMS graduates and the Dean will advise and counsel every student.

A high standard of English is required for admission (IELTS 7.5+, TOEFL 650+) to RCSI.


Who Should Apply?

Students who have a background in Science Subjects, and possess a strong determination to succeed.

Entry Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, with good passes in science subjects (Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics);
  • English proficiency is required for non-native speakers (IELTS 6.0 + or equivalent).*

Candidates are considered on a case-by-case basis.
* Students may begin the programme with IELTS 6.0+, but must achieve IELTS 7.5 by the end of the programme in order to graduate.

Students from non-European Union countries must satisfy the requirements of the UK Home Office and British Consulate.


Intensive Programme £3,500
Textbooks – allow approximately £100

Fees can be paid, module by module, or upfront.

For more information or to apply, call us or contact us.