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Biological/Biomedical Sciences & Psychology


Looking for a scientific career that could help revolutionise medicine and change lives?

Get ready to explore a wide range of specialisms, from animal behaviour and human biosciences to psychology once you’ve successfully completed our Biomedical Foundation programme.

The University of Plymouth champions experiential learning in the laboratory and in the field, with progression degrees including an optional placement year to help you gain valuable real-world experience.


  • Two semesters


  • September
  • January


  • £15,250

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Programme Details

Location: UPIC at the University of Plymouth
Intake: September and January

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 – Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • BUS107 – Principles of ICT
  • SCI101SC – Numerical Techniques 1
  • SCI115 – Physics

Semester 2

  • SCI102 – Numerical Techniques 2
  • SCI130 – Research and Referencing
  • 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.
  • SCI125 – Chemistry

Full Programme Specification (PDF)


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