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Foundation in Biological & Biomedical Sciences

The University of Plymouth champions experiential learning in the laboratory and in the field. Our Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences will prepare you for a wide range of specialisms – from animal behaviour and human biosciences to psychology.

Special features

  • Optional placement year

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

High school

Stage 1

Stage 2



Your UoP degree


Fees for 2019/20

EU: £9,250

International: £12,750

Fees for 2020/21

EU: £9,250

International: £13,200


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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