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BSc (Hons) Biology
BSc (Hons) Biology

BSc (Hons) Biology

  • ID:UoSWPDC440005
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£2,500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • OtherFee/Year:£2,500.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements:

English Requirements:

In general, international applicants will need to have achieved an overall IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component.

Course Information

If you are fascinated by the world around you and want to understand how life on earth evolves, adapts and interacts, then this Biology degree is for you. Biology is the science of life. It is the scientific study of living organisms and the environment, and investigates levels of biological organisation from molecules up to ecosystems.

This well-established Biology degree is ideal if you want an all-round knowledge of biology. Subjects range from medical microbiology to primatology, from genetics to tropical field ecology. In the second year Frontiers in Biology module, students work in teams to develop project ideas and explore current research in depth.

As well as studying the varied habitats accessible in south Wales, our students have the opportunity to learn scientific diving techniques and develop field research skills in the tropical forests and coral reefs of either Asia, Central or South America

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Year One: Biology Degree

  • Microorganisms and the Dynamic Cell - 20 credits

  • Genetics and Evolution - 20 credits

  • Biological Research Skills - 20 credits

  • Evolutionary Botany and Zoology - 20 credits

  • Principles of Ecology - 20 credits

  • Biological Chemistry - 20 credits

Year Two: Biology Degree

  • Human Molecular Genetics - 20 credits

  • Frontiers in Biology - 20 credits

  • GIS for the Biological Sciences - 20 credits

  • Vertebrate Zoology - 20 credits

  • Medical Microbiology - 20 credits

Plus one of:

  • Ecological and Wildlife assessment - 20 credits

  • Ethology - 20 credits

  • Tropical Ecology and Conservation - 20 credits

  • Introduction to Pharmacology - 20 credits

Year Three: Biology Degree

  • Biology Research project - 40 credits

  • Humans and other primates - 20 credits

Then either:

Ecology Option

  • Population and Community Ecology - 20 credits

  • Marine and Freshwater Biology - 20 credits

  • Global Ecological Change - 20 credits


Biomedical Option 

  • Global Challenges in Infectious Disease - 20 credits

  • Clinical and Molecular Immunology - 20 credits

  • Clinical Biochemistry and Pharmacology - 20 credits

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

There is high demand for Biology graduates. Graduates of our biology degree have found employment in a range of fields, including environmental consultancy, hospital laboratories, the food and drink industry, and teaching. Many biology undergraduates progress to a postgraduate biology degree or science degree.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300GBP/ year

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