Biological Sciences (with deferred choice of specialisation)UCAS Code: C100
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
To include Biology or Human Biology
ABBCC to include Biology Grade B
From Science based BTEC Extended Diploma (excluding Animal Management and Health Science) plus at least one grade B in GCSE Science
To include 5 in Higher Level Biology or Human Biology
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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The Department of Biosciences provides access to an extensive range of specialist facilities for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These include: Research and IT laboratories; Constant temperature rooms; Growth rooms; Aquaria; Greenhouses; Zoology Museum; A custom-designed 12.5m coastal research vessel, RV Noctiluca. The College of Science has also invested £4.2m on a suite of state-of-the-art Science laboratories and teaching rooms. The facility, which includes Physics laboratories, Biological Sciences laboratories, Geology laboratories, a novel group teaching laboratory and an IT suite, have been refurbished as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to enhance the learning and teaching environment. The laboratories comprise a full range of AV facilities able to transmit output from a variety of sources including microscopes, PCs, DVD players and visualise/camera units to several plasma screens. The facilities comply with all DDA requirements and include Induction Loops for students with hearing difficulties and adjustable benches for disabled students. The refurbishment has resulted in significantly upgraded facilities to teach a higher level of transferable laboratory techniques and skills. High profile researchers include Professor Tariq Butt (bio-control of crops), Professor Kevin Flynn and the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (algal biotechnology – renewable energy), Professor Rory Wilson (chief scientific adviser on National Geographic’s Great Migrations and inventor of the SMART tag to monitor animal behaviour). The SMART tag research team has published over 200 scientific articles. The SMART tag has revealed some surprising secrets about the way animals including elephant seals, penguins, cormorants, whales and sharks live.
Year 1: 8 compulsory modules. Years 2 and 3: depends on which degree scheme is pursued [please see BSc Biology, BSc Marine Biology or BSc Zoology]. A total of 120 credits must be pursued in each year
Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.
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2:1 or above
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