Department of Biosciences

Iolo Williams receives Honorary Degree

Iolo Williams is one of Wales’s best-known broadcasters and presenter of the BBC’s Springwatch.


Welsh-medium provision for students

Our courses in Biology, Zoology and Marine Biology will prepare students for a rewarding career in a wide range of areas, including fields such as environmental and conservation biology, health protection and veterinary health,  wildlife trusts, habitat management, fisheries and aquaculture as well as preparing you for further academic study. All three degree schemes are eligible for the Ysgoloriaeth Cymhelliant, as we offer 40 credits through Welsh at all levels. The ability to communicate scientific topics in the biological sciences through Welsh is a key skill required by increasing numbers of employers, and Swansea University is perfectly situated to take advantage of this. The range of subjects taught in Welsh include core topics such as Animal Diversity and Physiology, Ecology and Behaviour and Vertebrate biology. Modules such as these are central to understanding the natural world; being taught via the medium of Welsh will enhance your degree and career prospects in the natural sciences.