Foundation in Health & Human Sciences

Health and Human Science courses for those who want to positively influence the world

Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives?


Would you like to leave work every day with that warm inner satisfaction that you have helped someone when it matters most?


Our Foundation in Health and Human sciences will prepare you for a rewarding degree – whether you are interested in caring for adults with acute and long-term illnesses, or in healthy eating, nutrition and lifestyle.

Special features

Stage 1: Foundation Stage 2: Your University of Plymouth Degree
Foundation in Health and Human Sciences BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
BSc (Hons) Child Nursing
BSc (Hons) Dietetics
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
BSc (Hons) Optometry
BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy


Victor's UPIC Story

"If you are scared that it is going to be challenging academically then don’t worry. When you come, you get the best possible help and support, you have everything from experienced lecturers and expert Nurses guiding you."

Victor - Nigeria
Foundation in Health and Human Sciences & BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Tobenna's UPIC Story

"It was when I was in Grade 10 that I decided I wanted to be a Nurse. Since then, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I was inspired by my Auntie and my Grandmother, they were both Nurses."

Tobenna - Nigeria
Foundation in Health and Human Sciences & BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

Fees for 2019/20

EU: £9,250

International: £16,950


Three semesters



Foundation Syllabus


Semester 1

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

    You will develop your academic communication skills and use of digital technology for higher education.
    How will I be assessed? 60% coursework, 30% exam and 10% personal development planning

  • Principles of ICT

  • Targeted English Language 1

Semester 2

  • Biology

  • Numerical Techniques 1

  • Physics

  • Preparation for a career in healthcare

  • Targeted English Language 2

Semester 3

  • Chemistry

  • Numerical Techniques 2

  • Practical Methods in Science and Technology

  • Targeted English Language 3

Additional costs

IMPORTANT: If you are studying on a programme where placements are integral to your study, please be aware that there may be costs associated with travel and accommodation.
Full details of the costs associated with each degree option can be found here.


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