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Biology (with a Year Abroad)

Swansea University
Swansea, Wales
Full-time
€21,843.60/year
2589 Points
Duration
4 Years
Language
English

Program Description

You will study in a research-intensive environment - 7th in the UK for Research Excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014-2021) – 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.

Notes:
• Fees for full time Undergraduate EU/International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.
• For a Year Abroad you will be charged 15% of the agreed standard fee.

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 (Apolytirion from General Lyceum)
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

Year 1

Cellular & 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 - Abroad

Year Abroad (Bioscience)

Year 4

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 supported by 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 graduate have become:

  • Ecologists
  • Project Officers
  • Hydrometry and Telemetry Officers
  • Benthic Taxonomists
  • Wildlife and Education Officers
  • Animal Keepers
  • Crop Technicians
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