Swansea University

Biological Science with deferred choice of specialisation, BSc (Hons)

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Singleton park (Wales)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

The BSc Biological Science degree at Swansea University will provide you with an understanding of a wide range of biological and ecology theoretical and practical skills as well as providing opportunities for you to learn and undertake a range of sampling and survey techniques for both plants and animals. We will equip you with the practical, taxonomic, numerical and computational skills that are valued and required by many employers as well as develop your essential transferable skills, such as team working, communication, presentation, problem solving and analytical skills.
Biology graduates have a wide range of specialist and generic skills that can take you around the world. Our degrees open up career opportunities in medicine, veterinary science, environmental management and conservation, teaching and many, many more including:
Bat Conservation Trust
Animal Keeper - All Things Wild
Taxonomist - Marine Ecological Surveys Limited
Wildlife and Education Officer - Ipswich Borough Council
Research Assistant - TRP Research
NHS Medical Lab Technician
Benthic Taxonomist at Ocean Ecology Ltd.
Assistant Aquarist, Brighton Sea Life Centre
Senior Conservation Officer for CCW
Project Officer - Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Trust
Lecturer in Marine Biology, Plymouth University

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Singleton Park (Swansea)
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP


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· Requirements

Entry Requirements A levels: grades ABB-BBB, to include Biology or Human Biology, or equivalent Welsh Baccalaureate: Requirements are as for A levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade BTEC Extended Diploma - Grades DDD plus at least one GCSE grade B in Science with GCSE Grades C in English/Welsh and Mathematics. Only science-based BTECs will be considered (excluding Animal Management and Health Science). Scottish Highers: ABBCC to include Biology grade B . All applications will be considered on an individual...

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5.0 01/05/2017
What I would highlight: The university was great and would highly recommend this to all. It was a nice experience overall. Academically and socially as well.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Course programme


Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECert

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameBIO103Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Plants and Algae; Diversity Form and FunctionBIO104Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cellular & Microbial BiologyBIO108Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Molecular and Evolutionary BiologyBIO109Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Core Skills for Biological Sciences

Optional Modules

Biosciences Welsh Options

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select Welsh or English versions of the module below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceBIO105Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Animal Diversity, Form and FunctionBIO105CSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Amrywiaeth a Ffisioleg Anifeiliaid


Biosciences Welsh Options

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select Welsh or English versions of the module below

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceBIO106Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ecology and animal behaviourBIO106CSemester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Ecoleg Dyfrol a Daearol ac Ymddygiad