Swansea University - Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales, UK
Marine Biology with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
Personal statement: Should be approximately 500 words long.
Two references for the applicant's academic and professional ability must be supplied.
About The Program
About The University
6.0 (Min Reading: 6.0, Min Writing: 6.0, Min Listening: 6.0, Min Speaking: 6.0)
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£3,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £3,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £1,000 paid in the first year, £1,000 paid in the second year and £1,000 paid in the third year).
£2,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAB at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship Equivalence Table UK and EU). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.
Each Scholarship will be worth £2,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £670 paid in the first year, £670 paid in the second year and £670 paid in the third year).
An academic understanding of ocean life across the world has never been more important. Ocean covers more than 70% of the world’s surface. Its future, the future of its inhabitants and the future of our planet are bound together.
Swansea University is ideally located for marine biology field work. The nearby Gower Peninsula offers a variety of study habitats from rocky shorelines and steep cliffs enclosing small sheltered bays, to sand dunes, salt marsh and estuarine mudflats.
Over the course of this three-year degree you may study the spectacular ecosystems on our doorstep and natural life off distant lands such as India, Borneo and Puerto Rico.
Studying biology at Swansea gives you access to world-leading teaching and cutting edge facilities across ecological, physiological and molecular studies.
Why Marine Biology at Swansea?
Marine Biology at Swansea University has a strong reputation and draws students from across the world.
The College of Science is based on our stunning Singleton Park campus overlooking Swansea Bay.
Biosciences at Swansea is ranked:
Top in the UK for satisfaction with organisation and management (Zoology, NSS 2019)
3rd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching (Zoology, NSS 2019)
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and discussion groups, supported by practical classes and field courses.
Field courses available near and far allow you to work varied habitats. Recent projects have involved sea turtle migration, whale behaviour, octopus habitat selection and oil pollution.
While most projects are undertaken close to Swansea and the Gower, students have secured placements in locations such as Indonesia, the Caribbean and South Africa. In your final year, you may have the chance to join an international field course in Puerto Rico or Jamaica.
Our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities include the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research, a Zoological Museum, a custom-designed 18-metre catamaran-class survey vessel- R.V Mary Anning and a unique visualisation centre that displays multi-dimensional information from animal tracking data.
Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since 1920. We have a long history of working with business and industry but today our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture, and well-being of our society.
The University's foundation stone was laid by King George V on 19 July 1920 and 89 students (including eight female students) enrolled that same year. By September 1939, there were 65 staff and 485 students.
In 1947 there were just two permanent buildings on campus: Singleton Abbey and the library. The Principal, J S Fulton, recognised the need to expand the estate and had a vision of a self-contained community, with residential, social and academic facilities on a single site. His vision was to become the first university campus in the UK.
By 1960 a large-scale development programme was underway that would see the construction of new halls of residence, the Maths and Science Tower, and College House (later renamed Fulton House). The 1960s also saw the development of the "finite element method" by Professor Olek Zienkiewicz. His technique revolutionised the design and engineering of manufactured products, and Swansea was starting to stake its claim as an institution that demanded to be taken seriously.
Work began on the student village at Hendrefoelan in 1971, the South Wales Miners' Library was established in 1973 and the Taliesin Arts Centre opened on campus in 1984. The Regional Schools of Nursing transferred to Swansea in 1992, and the College of Medicine opened in 2001. Technium Digital was completed in 2005 and, barely two years later, the University opened its Institute of Life Science, which commercialises the results of research undertaken in the Swansea University Medical School. Work commenced on a second Institute of Life Science in 2009.
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% in year XII
Candidates are expected to have achieved 70% Year XII including Standard XII in English - 70% or above (or equivalent).
Candidates are expected to have achieved a General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) - Three A Levels or equivalent. Minimum grades - BCC - AAB but it will depend on the course
Bachelor degree (Pass) in humanities / commerce subject areas: Division II
-A Levels: AAB – BBB
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A Levels with AAB-BBB to include Biology, Human Biology, or equivalent. To exclude General Studies and Key Skills