Welcome to Biosciences

Welcome to our quick guide to studying Biosciences at University. You can take our online transition course, register for Biosciences webinars with Swansea University Biosciences lecturers and watch videos from our staff. You can take virtual tours with our students and chat with them via Unibuddy. There are also podcasts for you to listen to, so you can get an idea of the kind of research that our academics carry out.

If you’ve not visited or applied to Swansea University before and would like to find out more information about Biosciences please book onto our Virtual Open Day. 

What's it like to study Biosciences at Swansea?

Swansea is a fantastic location to study biosciences. Diverse 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.

Our field courses to the Indian Himalayas, Borneo and Puerto Rico will give you the opportunity to encounter species up close and personal.

Supporting Employability

The importance of gaining valuable core skills and life experience whist at University has never been so critical. As scientists in training, leading experts will enable you to successfully pursue a career within biology and ecology and will teach you a full range of core skills and practices.

The College of Science's friendly Employability and Year in Industry Officer, Aimee Pritchard, talks about Year in Industry placements and support across Science.

Take a tour

Third-year student Ethan takes us on a quick tour around some of the Bioscience and Geography facilities here at Swansea. You'll see our social co-working space, Science Central, as well as labs, computer labs, lecture theatres and the Zoology Museum.

What careers could be open to me when I graduate?

Swansea Biosciences student career destinations include the Bat Conservation Trust, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Bimini Biological Research Centre, Bahamas and the Environment Agency to name but a few.

Many of our courses are available with a year in industry or year abroad options – giving you the extra edge in a competitive jobs market. We support you in finding a suitable placement and have connections with universities all over the world.

In addition, our Professional Skills and residential field courses will teach you key skills in sampling and surveying techniques, identification, classification and taxonomy.

International Applicants

Information for international applicants

Fees and Funding

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Take a virtual tour and explore for yourself

Check out a 360o tour of our facilities, campus, and accommodation ...