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Swansea University

Biology with a Year in Industry, 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)
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    Different dates available
Description

Description
The BSc Biology with a year in industry 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

Facilities (1)
Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
Singleton Park
University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP, Swansea, Wales
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Starts Different dates available
Location
Singleton Park
University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP, Swansea, Wales
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Frequent Asked Questions

· 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 14/05/2018
What I would highlight: The life is amazing here, really great on teaching and providing a good experience. It's a nice place.
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What you'll learn on the course

Welsh
Options
Biology
Ecology
University
Project
Industry
Conservation

Course programme

Modules

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

AND

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

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameBIO231Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Year 2 Biological Sciences Literature ReviewBIO232Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Plant EcologyBIO239Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Ecological Microbiology and the Cycles of LifeBIO252Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Ecological Data Analysis

Optional Modules

Biology Field Course

Choose Exactly 15 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : BIO251 only available to students that have authorisation and valid evidence for missing the Year 2 field course in any discipline.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceBIO249Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Introduction to field ecologyBIO251Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Biosciences Year 2 field course alternative assessment

AND

Biology Optional

Choose Exactly 45 credits from the following Modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceBIO224Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15IchthyologyBIO227Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marine Plankton And OceanographyBIO228Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15ParasitologyBIO229Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Tetrapod EvolutionBIO230Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Entomology - General IntroductionBIO234Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Animal behaviour in conservation and welfareBIO235Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Molecular EcologyBIO236Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Cells and ImmunityBIO237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Marine InvertebratesBIO238Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Marine Ecosystems: Threats and conservation

Year 3 (Level 5 YR OUT)

FHEQ 5 Sandwich YearCompulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameBI-E00Academic Year120Bioscience Industrial Placement Year

Year 4 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameBIO350Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Biosciences Research Project

Optional Modules

Fieldtrip

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Biologists MUST choose ONE (and only one)of the following:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceBIO327Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Tropical marine ecology field courseBIO331Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Professional Techniques in Ecology, conservation and Resource ManagementBIO340Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Professional Laboratory SkillsBIO347Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20 Tropical Ecology and Conservation - Borneo Field TripGEB301Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Interdisciplinary Field Course to the Indian Himalayas (Sikkim)

AND

Biology Recommended

Choose Minimum Of 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : No more than 70 credits can be selected from any one semester.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceBIO325Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Physics for BiologistsBIO328Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Epidemiology of zoonotic diseasesBIO337Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10BiodiversityBIO341Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Plant Conservation and EcologyBIO343Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Natural Products BiotechnologyBIO345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Macroevolution and Phylogenies

AND

Biology Optional

Choose Maximum Of 40 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : No more than 70 credits can be selected from any one semester.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceBIO313Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Diseases of aquatic animalsBIO316Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Mammalian Carnivore Ecology and ConservationBIO318Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Ecology of Marine AnimalsBIO319Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Biological Control of Invertebrate PestsBIO329Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Climate Change BiologyBIO330Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Tropical marine ecology and conservationBIO333Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Animal Personality: Physiology, Behaviour, and EvolutionBIO334Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Data AnalysisBIO338Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Polar BiologyBIO342Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Sensory EcologyBIO344Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Hormones and BehaviourBIZ300Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Collective Animal BehaviourPM-308Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Animal Development


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