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Biology (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Would you like to enhance your employability prospects whilst at the same time studying? Are you the kind of person who finds every aspect of the living world fascinating? The kind of person who one minute is marvelling at the machinery of gene expression, and the next minute wondering about the flight of birds? If you are that kind of person, then Biology with the integrated year in industry at Aberystwyth is the degree for you. From proteins to puffins our course covers the everything Life has on offer.

What will I learn?

In your first year, you will explore a wide range of topics from Biochemistry to Animal Diversity, from Microbial Diversity to Vegetation and Ecosystems. These are all designed to give you a firm footing in your second and third years and allow you to try out topics you might never have considered before.

There is a wide range of modules on offer in years two and three, more so than in any other scheme we offer. In these years you can specialise, perhaps taking a more molecular or environmental route choosing modules such as Applied Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics or Ecological Surveying. On the other hand, you can keep your options open by mixing and matching topics like Biochemistry and Pharmacology with Population and Community Ecology. The latter approach is ideal if you are interested in a career in education. The second and third years are where you will also find our field courses ranging from Tropical Zoology to Animal Behaviour.

In your final year, you also undertake your dissertation. Because of the range of research done in IBERS, you will be able to find a project which really engages you and builds your scientific skills. The projects may be lab- or field-based or data analysis studies, but all help you develop advanced analytical skills. You might be studying parasites, plant breeding, bird behaviour, or cancer to name but a few.

What options are available to me after I graduate?

  • Our graduates are strong candidates in the following fields:
  • Research scientist
  • Clinical molecular geneticist
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Education

Students who have completed a biology degree could also progress to further training in:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Science writers.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,300per year

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

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Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    61st out of 100 24

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    115 52%

    61st

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    79th

    41
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    17th

    10

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