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PUIC, Plymouth University


Why Plymouth University?

Plymouth University campus is the heart of the city itself. The University prides itself on quality teaching, academic excellence, outstanding facilities and supportive academic and welfare services. Here are some of the reasons students have chosen to study at Plymouth University:

  • A proud history in providing education: Plymouth University's origins stem from 1862 and it has a long tradition in providing internationally relevant degrees in over 100 academic areas.
  • Our graduates get jobs: 92% of graduates go into work or further study; one of the highest employability rates in the higher education sector in the UK.*
  • Graduate from one of the best: Plymouth University is one of the most highly regarded research Universities in the UK, with 80% of submissions judged to be either 'World class' or of 'International Repute' (RAE Review 2008).
  • Placements: Plymouth University provides 12,000 industrial placements each year giving you the perfect blend of theoretical and practice-based learning and experience.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: The University has recently spent GBP£150 million on upgrading and developing University facilities ensuring students have access to the most up-to-date equipment available. Ongoing refurbishment and development of new facilities all contribute to the excellent infrastructure of the University.
  • Cost of living: Plymouth is an inexpensive city in which to live and study. You will need to ensure that you budget for a minimum of GBP£800** per month to cover your living expenses while studying in the UK.
    * HESA Survey 2011
    ** UK Home Office Tier 4 maintenance requirements


Why Choose PUIC

PUIC offers international students a number of prestigious pathways at Plymouth University with both Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees available.



Why ?


Pathways at one of the UK's best modern universities


Small class sizes mean you get more personal attention from lecturers


Excellent study location: state-of-the-art university campus


Wide range of career options and very high graduate employment rate


About Pathway to Education


An Undergraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages (Stages 1-4) of study which on successful completion results in the award of a Bachelor's. A Postgraduate Pathway is a single course which is comprised of a series of stages of study (Stages 1 - 2) which on successful completion results in the award of a Master's Degree.

Foundation or Stage1 – Otherwise also known as Certificate IV or Tertiary Access - A pre degree programme for students who do not meet university entry requirements. Successful completion leads to progression to year 1 of a UK bachelor degree. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. The tertiary access is an accelareated program for more advanced students.

Diploma Year 1 - Stage 2  - Designed for students who fail to meet the entry requirements for direct entry, but who are still capable of studying at that level. Successful completion leads to the 2nd year of a UK bachelor degree programme. The course includes both academic subjects as well as English Language. Stages 3 and 4 comprise of the 2nd and 3rd year of an honours degree.

Graduate Diploma - A 2 term and accelerated 1 term programme is available for students who have a degree, but not one which is equivalent to a UK degree. Successful completion leads to direct entry to the master degree.
English Language - A presessional English Language programme is available for those who fail to meet the minimum English Language requirements. Please note visa regulations may differ in the case of English Language entry.


Pathway Programmes

Undergraduate Pathways

Accounting and Finance
Architecture and Design
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business & Enterprise
Engineering and Robotics
Environmental Sciences
Maritime Business and Logistics

Postgraduate Pathway

Tourism and Hospitality


Progression Degrees

Bachelor Degrees

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, BA (Hons) Architecture, BA (Hons) Architectural Technology and the Environment, BA (Hons) 3D Design, BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare, BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences, BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health, BSc (Hons) Human Biosciences, BSc (Hons) Conservation Biology, BA (Hons) Business Administration, BA (Hons) Business Studies, BA (Hons) International Business, BSc (Hons) Business Management (three-year course), BSc (Hons) Business Management* (two-year course), BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security, BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer Systems and Networks, BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Business Economics, BSc (Hons) Economics, BSc (Hons) Economics with Law, BEng (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, BSc (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites, BEng (Hons) Robotics, BSc (Hons) Civil and Coastal Engineering, BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture, BSc (Hons) Robotics, BEng (Hons) Marine Technology, BSc (Hons) Marine and Composites Technology, BSc (Hons) Applied Geology, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, BSc (Hons) Geology, BSc (Hons) Physical Geography and Geology, BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management, BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Management, LLB (Hons) Law, LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, LLB (Hons) Law with Business, BSc (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies with Law, BSc (Hons) Economics with Law, BSc (Hons) International Relations with Law, BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Logistics, BSc (Hons) Marketing

Master Degrees

MSc Business and Management, MA Human Resource Management, MSc Marketing Management and Strategy, MSc Tourism and Hospitality Management, MSc International Hospitality Management



Entry Requirements

Foundation Stage 1 - 5 GCSE passes (including Mathematics) or equivalent, with a minimum C-grade average overall

                                   or Successful completion of HSC/intermediate certificate (10+2) with minimum average of 50% overall

                                   IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

Diploma Stage 2 -  Satisfactory completion of GCE A / AS Levels

                               or Successful completion of HSC/intermediate certificate (10+2) with minimum average of 55% overall in 4 subjects                                IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

Graduate Diploma -A qualification equivalent to a minimum of UK Higher National Diploma (HND), in a relevant subject area where appropriate, and a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.3 on the 4.0 scale, or Successful completion of a Bachelor's Degree with Second Class Second Division (2:2) (Honours). Graduates with Third Class (Honours) will be considered on an individual basis or Successful completion of an ordinary Bachelor's Degree with Second Class Second Division (2:2). Graduates with Third Class will be considered on an individual basis (Scotland only)

                                 IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill)

Other English requirements  - 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any skill) before pathway  ( 1 semester options available)

                                                - 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in any skill) English + pathway  (10 week and 6 week options available)

Further information can be found at https://db44da866a15b9af7840-1f987a9b4ab00643043b8a1a5c69d623.ssl.cf6.rackcdn.com/ICWS_Admission-Requirements.pdf

Dates and Prices

State Dates: January, May or September

Note: Some pathways  may not be available throughout the year.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for LBIC 2014 academic year

  PUIC Course Fee Per Stage* University Fee Per Stage*
Stage 1: University Foundation (1 semester) £7,050 £11,500
Stage 1: University Foundation (2 semesters) £11,250 £11,500
Stage 2: First Year Degree £11,800 £11,500
Stage 1: Pre-Master's (1 semester) £7,500 £12,250
Stage 1: Pre-Master's (2 semester) £10,800 £12,250
2 Week Pre-sessional English £750
1 Semester Pre-sessional English £3,800
2 Semester Pre-sessional English £7,200
*Please note that fees are subject to change and usually increase each September




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