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Biological Sciences
BSc (Hons) Biology (Including Foundation Year)
BSc (Hons) Biology (Including Foundation Year)

BSc (Hons) Biology (Including Foundation Year)

  • ID:UoSWPDC440006
  • Level:4-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 don’t have the right qualifications to start our BSc (Hons) Biology degree or if you want to gain more confidence in higher level work, you could opt to start your studies with a foundation year. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your scientific skills and knowledge. 

If you are fascinated by the world around you and want to understand how life on earth evolves, adapts and interacts, then a 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.

Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, 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. 

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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Foundation year: Biology Degree

  • Foundation Statistics

  • Foundations of Mathematics

  • Essentials of Science

  • Foundation Biology

  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

  • Foundation Chemistry

  • Physical Science

Year One consists of the following modules:

  • 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)

  • Metabolism and Biochemistry (20 credits)

Year Three: Biology Degree

  • Biology Research project (40 credits)

  • Humans and other primates (20 credits)

  • Agriculture, Evolution and Biotechnology (20 credits)

Then either two of:

  • Advanced Ecology (20 credits)

  • Marine and Freshwater Biology (20 credits)

  • Global Ecological Change (20 credits)

  • Tropical Medicine (20 credits)

  • Clinical and Molecular Immunology (20 credits)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

There is high demand for science graduates and graduates of our biology degree have found employment in a range of fields, including research, education, health or conservation. Many biology undergraduates progress to a postgraduate biology degree or science degree, or teaching.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300GBP/ year

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