What will I learn?

The University of Plymouth champions experiential learning in the laboratory and in the field. Our Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences will prepare you for a wide range of specialisms – from animal behaviour and human biosciences to psychology.

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

You will build on your analytical abilities and knowledge of mathematical principles.

How will I be assessed?

  • 100% exam
  • SCI130 - Research and Referencing
  • SCI120 - Biology
  • SCI125 - Chemistry

Progression rule to Stage 2

Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules with minimum 85% attendance required across all modules.

Stage 2:Degree

  • BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare
  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
  • BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
  • BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology
  • BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences
  • BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

Which department am I in?

Plymouth University International College

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£13,750.00 (US$ 18,925) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Plymouth University International College

15 Portland Villas,

Drake Circus,


PL4 8AA, England