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Foundation in Mathematical Sciences

Exploring the beauty of mathematics trains you to think systematically and creatively. Choose specialist modules tailored to your graduate career interests as part of a flexible degree programme, and acquire a multitude of transferable skills that will make you highly employable.

Special features

  • 100% student satisfaction - Guardian University Guide 2019
  • 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

Fees for 2020/21

EU: £9,250

International: £13,200


Two semesters


September and January

Foundation Syllabus

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 - 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

  • BUS107 - Principles of ICT

  • SCI101 - Numerical Techniques 1

  • SCI115 - Physics 1

Semester 2

  • BUS105 - Business Studies

  • SCI103 - Numerical Techniques 3

  • SCI130 - Research and Referencing

  • SCI131 - Programming Techniques


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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