Biological Sciences Degrees

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE AT USW

Biology is the scientific study of life. It affects everything. Rarely a day goes by without some biology-related topic appearing on the front pages or on our TV screens, whether it’s to do with genetically modified crops, tropical medicine, pharmacology, anatomy and physiology or immunology and virology.

With the right combination of scientific knowledge, practical experience and amazing, often international, fieldwork, our Biological Sciences graduates are well-rounded scientists.

We also offer degrees in Medical Sciences where you will study areas such as anatomy, biochemistry and physiology.

Biological Sciences

92% of our International Wildlife Biology students were satisfied with their course [National Student Survey 2020]


BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COURSES

POSTGRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL

NOT SURE WHICH COURSE TO CHOOSE?

Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Animation and Games courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.

Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.

WHY STUDY BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AT USW?

Dr_Tracie_McKinney - Biology and Human Biology lecturer

HIGH DEMAND

There is a high demand for Biological Science graduates. Graduates of our biology degree have found employment in a range of fields, including environmental consultancy, hospital laboratories, the food and drink industry, and teaching. Many biology undergraduates progress to a postgraduate biology degree or science degree.

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FIELD TRIPS

With the right combination of scientific knowledge, practical experience and amazing, often international, fieldwork, our Biological Sciences graduates are well-rounded scientists. You will also develop your scientific skills on UK field trips, and have the option to apply research techniques in the tropical forests and coral reefs of Asia or Central America.

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IMPRESSIVE FACILITIES

Our George Knox laboratories are part of a £15m investment in science for the University, meaning you will be taught in new and well equipped spaces. These join the Grade II listed Alfred Russel Wallace building which is also used for teaching.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES STORIES

WHY CHOOSE USW?

Glyntaff

THE PERFECT LOCATION

The Glyntaff campus is surrounded by green open spaces and beautiful views. Inside, a multi-million-pound investment means you’ll be learning in a purpose-built environment. Outside, nearby locations such as Cardiff and the Brecon Beacons provide fantastic fieldwork and student experience opportunities. 

Dr_Tracie_McKinney - Biology and Human Biology lecturer

EXPERT TEACHING

Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise. We ensure that our teaching teams are still also strongly connected to their individual industries, ensuring they bring their knowledge of these to their work on our courses.

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MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES

We have a range of opportunities outside the classroom for our students to get involved with. You could join our fantastic fieldwork courses in the UK and overseas or you could join any of the subject specific societies our courses have in the Students’ Union.

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SUPPORT & ADVICE

Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.


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CAREER-FOCUSED

Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career. 



Medical Sciences

QUALITY COURSES

Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession.

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