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Biology with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Singleton Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

A deep academic understanding of life on earth is now more important than ever. Studying living organisms in all their epic variety helps us to identify critical threats and major opportunities, from the smallest scale to the biggest.

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.

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

BIOLOGY 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.

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.

BSc Biology with a year abroad

As part of this degree scheme, you will be able to study at one of our huge range of partner universities in your third year. Studying abroad is a great opportunity to experience another culture, make friends from around the world and gain valuable experience to prepare you for the world of work after you complete your studies.

Places and availability change annually so specific destinations can’t be guaranteed, but previously Biosciences students have completed their year abroad in Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the USA.

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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