Biology with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

Biology is a wide and fascinating subject, involving the scientific study of living organisms from bacteria to the largest mammals, and this course will help you to develop knowledge and skills to open up a range of exciting career opportunities. As a student on the BSc Biology with a Year in Industry degree, you will study in our new laboratories within a state-of-the-art £4.2m science lab facility. The £1.3m Visualisation Centre, which displays and manipulates multi-dimensional information from animal tag monitoring, is unique in the world; and we also have a £1.6m purpose-built 18m catamaran-class survey vessel equipped with state-of-the-art survey and research equipment. This subject gives you a wide range of specialist and generic skills that can lead to career opportunities around the world in fields such as medicine, veterinary science, environmental management and conservation, and teaching. You will study in a research-intensive environment and you will learn from academics at the cutting-edge of their fields. Our renowned team includes Professor Rory Wilson, Rolex Laureate and Chief Scientific Consultant behind National Geographic’s Great Migrations, who invented the Daily Diary tag to monitor animal movement and behaviour; and Professor Tariq Butt, who specialises in the bio-control of crops (fungi) and develops products and strategies for pest control. The BSc Biology course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, and covers themes including animal and marine welfare and conservation, the biological control of invertebrate pests, microbiology, and ocean and climate. Our proximity to a diverse range of contrasting environments plus our own facilities provides a wide scope for customising your learning experience. Local, residential and international field courses will allow you to work in habitats such as the spectacular marine coastal ecosystems, freshwater/wetland environments and terrestrial habitats of Gower. You will spend the third of your four years on an industrial placement, putting your skills into practice and greatly enhancing your employability. We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information. Book an Open Day here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/our-open-days/

Modules

Year 1: Areas studied typically include: animal diversity; form and function; cellular and microbial biology; marine and terrestrial ecology and animal behaviour; molecular and evolutionary biology; plants and algae – diversity, form and function and core skills for bioscientists. Year 2: Areas studied typically include: animal physiology; cell and immunobiology; coastal marine ecology; ecological microbiology and the cycles of life; ichthyology; molecular ecology; parasitology; plant ecology; terrestrial vertebrates; field ecology (residential) and animal conservation and welfare. Year 3: You will spend this year on an industrial placement, putting your skills into practice and greatly enhancing your employability. Year 4: Areas studied typically include: biodiversity; biological control of invertebrate pests; epidemiology of infectious diseases; physics for biologists; plant conservation and ecology; sensory ecology; laboratory or field professional skills, phylogeny and macroevolution, hormones and behaviour, international field courses.

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and discussion groups supported by practical classes and field courses. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including examinations, coursework and a practical research project.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C152
Institution code:
S93
Campus name:
Singleton Park Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/international-students/international-student-courses/how-to-apply/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

English Language Requirements at Swansea University

https://www.swansea.ac.uk/admissions/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For the latest fee information, please check the individual course page on our website. Our full range of programmes are listed here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/ Further information on tuition fees can be found here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/
Biology with a Year in Industry at Swansea University - UCAS