University of Plymouth International College

First Year in Marine & Ocean

Jump straight into the first year of your Oceanography, Ocean Exploration or Ocean Science 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

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 2021/22

International: £14,750


Fees for 2022/23

International: £15,250



Two semesters



University modules

  • Introduction to Ocean Science

  • Physical and Chemical Processes of the Ocean

  • Measuring the Marine Environment

  • Mapping the Marine Environment

  • Exploration and Geomorphology of the Oceans

  • Introduction to Biodiversity and Marine Ecosystems

UPIC module

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)

Stage 2: degree

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