48 months
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9000 GBP/year
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About

If you are fascinated by the world around you and want to understand how life on earth evolves, adapts and interacts, then a Biology (Including Foundation Year) (Hons) degree at University of South Wales is for you. Biology is the science of life. It is the scientific study of living organisms and the environment, and investigates levels of biological organisation from molecules up to ecosystems.

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Overview

If you don’t have the right qualifications to start our BSc (Hons) Biology degree or if you want to gain more confidence in higher level work, you could opt to start your studies with a foundation year. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well structured support, allowing you to develop your scientific skills and knowledge. 

Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology, this well-established Biology (Including Foundation Year) (Hons) degree at University of South Wales is ideal if you want an all-round knowledge of biology. Subjects range from medical microbiology to primatology, from genetics to tropical field ecology. 

As well as studying the varied habitats accessible in south Wales, our students have the opportunity to learn scientific diving techniques and develop field research skills in the tropical forests and coral reefs of either Asia, Central or South America.

Careers

There is high demand for science graduates and graduates of our biology degree have found employment in a range of fields, including research, education, health or conservation. Many biology undergraduates progress to a postgraduate biology degree or science degree, or teaching.

Accreditation

USW’s Biology degree has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology following an independent and rigorous assessment. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundation Statistics
  • Foundations of Mathematics
  • Essentials of Science
  • Foundation Biology
  • Foundation Chemistry
  • Physical Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

480 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typical A-Level Offer
EE to include a relevant Science subject but exclude General Studies
  • Typical BTEC Offer
BTEC Extended Diploma Pass Pass Pass or BTEC Diploma Pass Pass in a relevant subject
  • Typical IB Offer
Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points from Higher Levels
  • Typical Access to HE Offer
Pass an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Maths/Science
  • Additional Requirements
GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C/Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13800 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 48 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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