Swansea was one of the first universities in the world to offer a single honours undergraduate degree in Marine Biology.
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.
The course is 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 ten week research dissertation 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.