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 Biotechnology and 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 2019/20

EU: £9,250

International: £12,750


Two semesters


September and January

Stage 1:Foundation


  • 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

  • Chemistry

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Numerical Techniques 2

  • Physics

  • Principles of ICT

  • Research and Referencing

Stage 2:Degree

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