Foundation in Navigation, Marine & Ocean

Home to Europe’s largest marine institute and the only university-based diving and marine centre in the UK, Plymouth’s coastal location provides the perfect setting for navigation, marine and ocean studies.

Special features

  • First year direct entry available for BSc (Hons) Oceanography and Coastal Processes, BSc (Hons) Ocean Exploration and Surveying and BSc (Hons) Ocean Science and Marine Conservation
  • Access the largest number of humanoid robots in Europe
  • Fieldwork opportunities and optional placement year
  • £19m marine building with state-of-the-art facilities, including a full-size ship simulator and wave basin

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

High school

Stage 1

Stage 2



Your UoP degree


Fees for 2018/19

EU: £9,250

International: £12,500


Fees for 2019/20

EU: £9,250

International: £12,750


Two semesters


September, 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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