We've tried to provide all the information you will need if you are thinking about coming to study at the University of Plymouth from France.

If you need to know anything else, you can contact our team using the details below.


Applicants will be required to have completed the Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général also known as 'Le Bac' (French Baccalaureate). 12/20 in maths and English usually required regardless of programme. 

An associate degree, with good grades, may also be considered suitable for direct entry to year one of a relevant bachelor degree course.

For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, there are foundation options available via the University of Plymouth and University of Plymouth International College (UPIC)

A level  UCAS tariff  French Baccalaureate comparable overall offer 
AAA 144 14
AAB 136 13
ABB 128 12
BBB 120 11
BBC 112 11
BCC 104 10


The standard requirement for entry to a taught masters programme is an undergraduate (bachelor) degree that is equivalent to a UK upper second class degree (2:1).

We require applicants to have completed the Grade de Licence with the following criteria:

French degree classification grade out of 20  French degree classification alternative name  UK degree equivalent
16 – 20 Mention tres bien 1st
14 – 15.99 Mention bien 2:1
12 – 13.99 Mention assez bien 2:2

English language

A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses.

Louise-Oceane Delion

Louise-Oceane Delion – BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology

“My first journey to Plymouth was when I came for an open day. I flew from Bordeaux to London and got a train from London Paddington to Plymouth

The University of Plymouth had so much to offer in terms of university life and seemed the best place to study Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology, something I couldn’t study back in France. There is so much to do at the University, with all the clubs, societies, and all your course mates that you will never feel alone.”