Postgraduate study

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 judged to be world-leading or internationally 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.

Taught Masters Degrees

MSc Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management

This course focuses on the relationships between living organisms and the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, coupled with the interactions that result from natural and anthropogenic processes.

Postgraduate Research Degrees

MRes Biosciences

PhD/MPhil Biological Sciences

The Biosciences department is always keen to attract high-quality postgraduate students to join our research groups. As a PhD (3 years), MSc by Research (1 year) or MPhil student (2 years), you will be guided by internationally leading researchers and will carry out a large individual research project.


Secondary PGCE with QTS: Biology, PGCert

Visit us

The best way to find out whether a postgraduate course is right for you is to come and visit us. You'll be able to chat with our academics, meet current students and find out more about scholarships and funding.