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Health & Human Sciences


Do you want to build a rewarding career, supporting the local community?

You can choose your area of expertise and then apply to study for our Foundation in Health & Human Sciences. This three-semester programme is designed to give you the study skills required to thrive as a student at the University of Plymouth.

Once you successfully complete our Health and human sciences programme, you will undergo practical training to gain valuable real-world experience and earn a professional accredited degree.


  • Three semesters


  • September


  • £17,750

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Programme Details

Location: UPIC at the University of Plymouth
Intake: September

Semester 1

  • ILS1AND3 – Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • BUS107 – Principles of ICT
  • ELC1 – Targeted English Language 1

Semester 2

  • SCI120 – Biology
  • SCI101SC – Numerical Techniques 1
  • SCI115 – Physics
  • SCI134 – Preparation for a career in healthcare
  • ELC2 – Targeted English Language 2

Semester 3

  • SCI125 – Chemistry
  • SCI102 – Numerical Techniques 2
  • SCI130 – Research and Referencing
  • ELC3 – Targeted English Language 3

Full Programme Specification (PDF)


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