University of Plymouth International College

First Year in Maritime Business

Jump straight into the first year of your Maritime Business degree, but benefit from a supported transition to studying in the UK and extra support with study skills.
If your IELTS score and high school leaving grades exceed the requirements for foundation entry, this option is for you. Teaching takes place at the college during your first year, and at the University during your second year.

Special features

  • ILSC module: 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


January and September

Standard modules – all pathways

  • Business Foundations

    You will build on your knowledge and understanding of business concepts, strategies and models by looking at different types of organisation and a variety of sectors.
    How will I be assessed? 50% coursework, 50% exam

  • Business Law

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication (ILSC)

  • Introduction to Marketing

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Principles of ICT

Specialist modules


  • Introduction to Logistics

  • Introduction to Shipping

Stage 2: degree

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