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Biological Sciences with deferred choice of specialisation BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

A deep academic understanding of biological sciences is more important than ever. By studying living organisms in all their epic variety we can identify critical threats and major opportunities, from the smallest scale to the biggest.

This three-year biology degree gives you the flexibility to fully explore biological sciences over the course of one full academic year, before committing to a specific degree path.

Studying biology at Swansea University gives you access to world-leading teaching and cutting edge facilities across ecological, physiological and molecular fields.

You will have the opportunity to undertake field courses in places such as Sikkim, India, Borneo and Puerto Rico. The Erasmus+ Student Mobility Programme also allows for placements in Europe and North America.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE WITH DEFERRED CHOICE OF SPECIALISATION EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Our Biosciences degrees at Swansea University are designed so that you have the skills that today's employers are looking for. Bioscience graduates have a huge range of career options within sectors which include environmental agencies, fisheries and aquaculture and the biological and biochemical industries.

Our degrees will provide you with an understanding of a wide range of biological and ecology theoretical and practical skills; teach you a range of sampling and survey techniques for both plants and animals and equip you with the practical, taxonomic, numerical and computational skills that are valued and required by many employers.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop your essential transferable skills, such as team working, communication, presentation, problem solving, and analytical skills.

If you are passionate about our planet and the environment and see your future career in the field of biosciences, you will have the opportunity to learn from and work with staff who are involved in world-leading research projects. These include the conservation of our oceans and their ecosystems, the development of sustainable aquaculture and the innovative uses for algae as a solution to the global challenges of climate change.

Swansea University helps you to prepare for your future career by helping you to find work placements and relevant part-time jobs, offering year in industry options. You will also benefit from working with organisations such as the Bat Conservation Trust, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Gower Bird Hospital and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

We offer CV workshop and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support, throughout your studies. We take Employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.

Professional Body Accreditation

This programme has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. Accredited degree programmes contain a solid academic foundation in biological knowledge and key skills, and prepare graduates to address the needs of employers. The accreditation criteria require evidence that graduates from accredited programmes meet defined sets of learning outcomes, including subject knowledge, technical ability and transferable skills.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,450per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Swansea University

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales

Swansea University, established in 1920 is renowned for its research reputation, teaching excellence and its unique seafront location.
Swansea is an international university with students from over 130 countries and a strong international academic community.
The university has a friendly campus community, offering specialist support for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 103 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    127 56%

    50th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    15th

    19

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