The diverse aquatic and terrestrial habitats on the nearby Gower Peninsula and Brecon Beacons make Swansea an excellent place to study Biosciences. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), 94% of the Department's research was juedged to be world leading or internatinally excellent. It was ranked 7th in the UK and top in Wales.
All academic staff in Biosciences are active researchers and you will benefit from working with people like Professor Rory Wilson, named as one of Britain's 50 most influential heroes by BBC Wildlife Magazine and Dr Kevin Arbuckle who is part of an international team that has recently discovered a new species of venomous snake.
You'll be working with academics who are working on solving real world issues such as containing Japanese knotweed, the use of microalgae for food-security and bioenergy and the use of fungi as a safe, environmentally friendly pesticide for the control of crop pests and vectors of disease.