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 offers94%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
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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Swansea was one of the first universities in the UK to offer a single honours undergraduate degree in Marine Biology. It is internationally recognised for its quality and breadth of study. With our unique coastal location, we have easy access to a wide range of study habitats including exposed rocky shores, steep cliffs enclosing sandy sheltered bays, salt marshes and estuarine mudflats. Many of the modules are highly practical and fieldwork based. Our inshore research vessel, the R.V. Noctiluca, is widely used for teaching and offers a platform for project work at sea. All second year Marine Biology students receive training at sea. All Marine Biology students attend a residential field course at the end of Year Two. Currently, this is based at Millport Marine Station, Isle of Cumbrae. All final year students carry out an individual research project module based either in Swansea or on an overseas placement. In the last few years these have included locations such as Bermuda, Mexico, Indonesia, the USA and Australia. The course has an emphasis on the development of personal and transferable skills to assist in employability.
Year 1: 8 compulsory modules. Year 2: 8 compulsory modules. Year 3: 4 compulsory modules, including a research project, plus 4 or 5 options from a list of 8. A total of 120 credits of modules must be pursued 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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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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