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Biology (with Foundation Year)

Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
Full-time
€21,680.40/year
2583 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
English

Program Description

Biology at Swansea University has a strong reputation and draws students from across the world and is based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay. Your learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally-renowned academics.

A deep academic understanding of life on earth is 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. Our 4-year BSc Biology with an integrated foundation year is ideal for students who don't meet the necessary requirements to enter onto the first year of a degree course.

Note:
Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
17
or
IB Diploma
32
English Level
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
A levels
C
or
IGCSE
C
or
TOEFL (internet based)
79
or
IELTS
6
or
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
56
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Student Visa
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Notes:

Alternative Entry Qualifications:

  • A level (or equivalent) typical offer: ABB-BBB to include Biology or Human Biology.
  • International Baccalaureate: 32-33 to include 5 in HL Biology or Human Biology.
  • BTEC: DDM plus at least one GCSE grade B in Science. Only science-based BTECs will be considered.

Alternative English Language Qualifications:

  • Swansea ELTS test (SWELT): 6.0
  • INTO English Language Assessment: 169
  • CaMLA - Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): 650
  • Euroexam @ C1 academic level: Pass

Important Information:

  • For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of pre-sessional training programmes that you may take before starting your degree programme.

Curriculum

Foundation Year

Core Modules:

Foundation Biology

Techniques in Ecology

Dealing with Data

Laboratory Skills

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Development of Key Skills for Biologists

Literature Review

Optional Modules:

Foundation Physical and Environmental Geography

An Introduction to Data Visualisation

Optional Chemistry Modules:

Elementary Chemistry

Reactions and Products

Year 1

Cellular and Microbial Biology

Core Skills for Biological Sciences

Botany and Ecology

Animal Diversity and Behaviour

Evolution and Genetics

Life in the Oceans

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

Year 2 Biological Sciences Literature Review

Plant Ecology

Ecological Data Analysis

Ecological Microbiology and the Cycles of Life

Optional Modules - Biology Field Course:

Introduction to field ecology

Biosciences Year 2 field course alternative assessment

Biology Optional:

Ichthyology

Parasitology

Entomology - General Introduction

Animal behaviour in conservation and welfare

Tetrapod Evolution

Molecular Ecology

Marine Invertebrates

Animal Physiology

Comparative Immunology

Year 3

Compulsory Modules:

Biosciences Research Project

Optional Modules:

Tropical marine ecology field course

Professional skills in conservation

Professional Laboratory Skills

Tropical Ecology and Conservation - Borneo Field Trip

Interdisciplinary Field Course to the Indian Himalayas (Sikkim)

Biology Recommended:

Physics for Biologists

Biodiversity

Plant Conservation and Ecology

Natural Products that Shape Our World

Epidemiology of zoonotic diseases

Macroevolution and Phylogenies

Biology Optional:

Mammalian Carnivore Ecology and Conservation

Ecology of Marine Megafauna

Biological Control of Invertebrate Pests

Climate Change Biology

Tropical marine ecology and conservation

Advanced Data Analysis

Sensory Ecology

Polar Biology

Hormones and Behaviour

Animal behaviour - from individuals to groups

Assessment Method

You will be taught through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • discussion groups
  • practical classes
  • field courses.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including:

  • examinations
  • coursework
  • practical research project.
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Careers

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
  • aquaculture
  • the biological and biochemical industries
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