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Biosciences at Swansea
We offer a stimulating, multidisciplinary environment for undergraduate study, postgraduate study and further research in the biosciences. Our aim is to engage in world-class teaching and research, assuring all students that the education they receive is of the very highest quality.
The diverse habitats available locally set Swansea apart for study and research. These habitats are located on the nearby Gower Peninsula (a site of Special Scientific Interest, and the UK’s first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), in the Swansea Valley and further afield in the Brecon Beacons National Park and Pembrokeshire. Swansea is well connected to the rest of the UK, to Europe and beyond; our research links are similarly extensive.
The Department occupies laboratories in a Grade 2 listed building on the main campus. There is an extensive range of modern analytical equipment, specialised culture facilities for a range of organisms, and a custom-designed 12.5m coastal research vessel, the RV Noctiluca. The Department contains the £2million Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR) building, opened in June 2005, which facilitates research on finfish and shellfish using state-of-the-art recirculation technology. Together with the Department of Geography, the Department of Biosciences forms the multidisciplinary Institute for Environmental Sustainability to provide additional research facilities of relevance to pure and applied environmental research.
Professor Kevin Flynn, Head of Department
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Department of Biosciences,
Swansea, SA2 8PP
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For general enquiries please contact:
- Tel: +44 (0) 1792 295059
- Fax: +44 (0) 1792 295324
For undergraduate and postgraduate
UK admissions enquiries please contact:
- Tel: 01792 295720
For all EU/International enquiries please contact:
- +44 (0)1792 295142