University of Plymouth International College

Foundation in Environmental Sciences

Gain entry to a degree that will give you the ability to turn theory into practical solutions to real-world environmental problems. Pursue your interests with specialist modules and boost your employability with professional accreditation.

Special features

  • First year direct entry available for BSc (Hons) Environmental Science
  • Overseas fieldwork opportunities and optional placement year

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

High school

Stage 1

Stage 2



Your UoP degree


Fees for 2021/22

International: £13,750

Fees for 2022/23

International: £14,250


Two semesters


September and January

Foundation Syllabus

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 - Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • SCI101SC - Numerical Techniques 1

  • SCI115 - Physics

  • BUS107 - Principles of ICT

Semester 2

  • SCI102 - Numerical Techniques 2

  • 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

  • SCI130 - Research and Referencing


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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