University of Plymouth International College

First Year in Computer Science

Jump straight into the first year of your Computing degree, but benefit from an integrated approach that offers a supported transition to studying in the UK.
If your IELTS score and high school leaving grades exceed the requirements for foundation entry, this option is for you. The Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC) module is taught at the college, but the rest of the course is taught at the University.

Special features

  • ILSC: extra support with study and communication skills during the first year of your degree, preparing you for success at undergraduate level
  • Optional placement year – mandatory for BA (Hons) International Business

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

High school

Stage 1: UPIC

Stage 2: UoP


First year of your UoP degree

Second year of your UoP degree


Fees for 2022/23

International: £15,250

Fees for 2023/24

International: £16,250


Two semesters



University modules

  • Analysis and Design

    You will apply fundamental analysis and design concepts to a team project, using requirements and systems engineering in a web application development scenario.

  • Computer Systems

  • Cybersecurity and Networks

  • Software Engineering

  • Algorithms, Data Structures and Mathematics

  • Programme Introduction and Development Workshops

Stage 1 Computing Placement Preparation

If you’re planning on undertaking a placement in your final year, this module will assist you in your search, preparing you for a year in industry.

Click here to access the latest information on modules and assessment.

UPIC module

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)

Stage 2: degree

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