Biology BSc

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Biology BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,000 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 12,600

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Biology is the study of life itself, from large and complex organisms like ourselves to the smallest cell or simplest virus. The University of South Wales’ BSc degree program in Biology is an excellent choice for a career minded student who has a fascination with life, and especially how it evolves with, adapts to and changes the world around it.

    You’ll learn about Biology generally, everything from Field Ecology, Genetics and Primatology to Medical Microbiology. From there you’ll begin to establish your own field of special interest and deliver your first research project in the second year module Frontiers in Biology.

    This course is delivered in the field as well as in the classroom. You’ll study all of the ecologies and biomes present in South Wales, but you’ll also have the chance to study scientific diving in order to conduct field research in South or Central America or Asia.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is typically delivered over three years at full time.

    The first year will primarily be defining the limits of the different sub-disciplines of biology and giving you a solid base in each one. You’ll also get your first taste of laboratory and field work. In years 2 and 3 you’ll be able to choose a specialty for yourself, and choose optional modules related to your own interests. Year 3 will see you delivering an extensive individual research project, and potentially presenting the results at an internal conference.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Biological Chemistry
    • Biological Research Skills
    • Evolutionary Botany and Zoology
    • Genetics and Evolution
    • Microorganisms and the Dynamic Cell
    • Principles of Ecology

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Frontiers in Biology
    • GIS for the Biological Sciences
    • Human Molecular Genetics
    • Medical Microbiology
    • Vertebrate Zoology

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Biology Research project
    • Humans and other primates
    • Agriculture, Evolution and Biotechnology
    • Advanced Ecology
    • Marine and Freshwater Biology
    • Global Ecological Change
    • Tropical Medicine
    • Clinical and Molecular Immunology

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of South Wales delivers its degree programs through a mixture of different teaching methods. These will include a great deal of self-directed reading and study, e-learning assets, practical skills workshops, interactive tutorials and large scale lectures.

    This is a research oriented degree program, and you will also spend a great deal of time learning to do lab work and field work properly. Assessment will be primarily based on tests, presentations and examinations.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of South Wales delivers its degree programs through a mixture of different teaching methods. These will include a great deal of self-directed reading and study, e-learning assets, practical skills workshops, interactive tutorials and large scale lectures.

     

    This is a research oriented degree program, and you will also spend a great deal of time learning to do lab work and field work properly. Assessment will be primarily based on tests, presentations and examinations.

    The University of South Wales has designed their BSc degree program in Biology to produce excellent graduate employment rates. The course is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, and those students who do not choose to continue their studies at the MSc level should have little difficulty attracting attention in a range of research or industrial career pathways. The university’s dedicated Careers Service will also be a big help in starting your career on the right foot.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in a full BSc degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded 3 A Levels at CDD or better (80+ UCAS Tariff points) to apply. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. An IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no section scoring less than 5.5 would qualify, for example.

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