University of Plymouth International College

Foundation in Biological/ Biomedical Sciences & Psychology

Looking for a career that could help revolutionize medicine or change the lives of others?  


Our Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences will prepare you for a wide range of specialisms, from animal behaviour and human biosciences to psychology. 

The University of Plymouth champions experiential learning in the laboratory and in the field, and progression degrees include an optional placement year to help you gain valuable real-world experience.  


Course rankings: 

  • 8th in the UK for Animal Science (The Times 2021) 
  • 10th in the UK for Anatomy & Physiology (The Guardian 2021) 
  • 12th in the UK for Food Science (The Times 2021) 
  • 30th in the UK for Psychology (The Times 2021) 

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

High school

Stage 1

Stage 2



Your UoP degree


Fees for 2021/22


Fees for 2022/23



Two semesters


January and September



Foundation Syllabus

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 - Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • BUS107 - Principles of ICT

  • SCI101SC - Numerical Techniques 1

  • SCI115 - Physics

Semester 2

  • SCI102 - Numerical Techniques 2 

  • SCI130 - Research and Referencing

  • SCI120 - Biology

    You will learn about key biological theories, such as Darwin’s theory of evolution,and cover topics including genetics, DNA, the immune system and photosynthesis.
    How will I be assessed? 70% exam, 30% assessment

  • SCI125 - Chemistry

Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2:Degree

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