Foundation in Science & Engineering - lower entry

Are you fascinated by a science or engineering subject but struggling to meet our IELTS requirement? This three-semester foundation gives you extra time to develop university-standard English while preparing you for a broad range of undergraduate degrees.*

Special features

  • Lower IELTS requirement of 5.0 (with no less than 4.5 in any band)†

Pathways at the University of Plymouth

High school

Stage 1

Stage 2



Your UoP degree

Fees for 2019/20

EU: £9,250

International: £15,950


Three semesters



Stage 1:Foundation


Semester 1

  • Academic Writing

    You will develop a range of transferable written skills and independent learning and research skills to prepare you for your undergraduate degree.
    How will I be assessed? 100% coursework

  • PUIC and University of Plymouth English clubs

  • Numerical Techniques for Business

  • Research Report

Semesters 2 and 3

  • Modules are the same as those in the two-semester foundation for your chosen degree

Stage 2:Degree

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Building & Construction


Engineering & Robotics

Environmental Sciences

Navigation, Marine & Ocean

*If you are a Kuwaiti student seeking sponsorship, please note that Kuwaiti Cultural Office (KCO) restrictions will apply.

† Students who successfully complete this NQF3 programme are required to apply for a second visa before they can progress to NQF6

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