University of Plymouth International College

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 2021/22

International: £13,750

Fees for 2022/23

International: £14,250


Two semesters


September, January

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

  • 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

More programmes at UPIC