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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    The College, Swansea University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Pathway Overview

Science at Swansea University incorporates a range of subjects, from biology through to zoology. All these subjects bring together a range of research centres and provide an understanding of the world we live in. Swansea University is renowned for its research excellence in aquaculture, climate change, geo-informatics, geography, glaciology and zoology.

Key Features

  • Smaller class sizes allowing for a more personalised experience
  • An affordable city, among the top 10 most affordable university towns in the UK in 2019, allowing for low cost of living
  • A truly diverse community providing opportunities to meet people from all four corners of the map
  • An outstanding support network ready to help you with any issue you may encounter, be they academic, financial or personal
  • Flexible starting times and course durations allowing for a tailored experience to suit your desires and needs
  • Full access to Swansea University. Students of The College are Swansea University students from day one. You will have full access to all Swansea University support systems such as the Library, student’s union and @campuslife services.
  • A stunning location only mere minutes away from the beach and a short drive from stunning areas of wilderness.
  • Swansea repeatedly ranks among the most affordable University towns making it an ideal base for students.
  • And much much more!

First Year Modules

As this course is an Integrated First Year, students are required to study 120 credits of Swansea University Modules.

In addition, students must study the following College modules:

Research and Study Skills (ILSC) 1

This module aims to help students to develop their academic English, communication, research, and critical reasoning skills to be successful undergraduate students. A subsidiary aim of this module is to ensure that students develop transferable skills that help them to take responsibility for their personal, academic and professional development.

Assessment: Presentation, group work, written assessments

Academic Support Tutorial

The aim of the support tutorials is to provide academic support and guidance to students on a year 1 Integrated programme with The College, Swansea University. Each pathway has a distinct Academic Support Tutorial allowing students to receive tailored support in areas such as progression, discussion and debate, communication and organisation.

Assessment: None

Progression

Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of one of the following from Swansea University:

  • Biology, BSc (Hons)
  • Environmental Geoscience, BSc (Hons)
  • Geography, BSc (Hons)
  • Geography and Geographical Information Science, BSc (Hons)
  • Human Geography, BA (Hons)
  • Marine Biology, BSc (Hons)
  • Physical Geography, BSc (Hons)
  • Zoology, BSc (Hons)

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University information

The College, Swansea University

  • Campus address

    The College, Swansea University, Bay Campus Fabian Way, Crymlyn Burrows, Swansea, SA1 8EN, Wales

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