Biological Sciences Degrees


Impressive facilities with dedicated labs and specialist equipment


Field trips to locations worldwide to further skills and gain experience


Taught and led by lecturers who are experts in the industry


A focus on employability and careers, filling the demand for graduates 


Creating Future Scientists

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.

The University of South Wales also offers degrees in Medical Sciences where you will study areas such as anatomy, biochemistry and physiology.

High Demand for Graduates

high demand for graduates

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.

Integrated Field Trips

integrated 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.

Impressive Facilities 

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 Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate and Research Courses


Experience South Wales

The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.



Explore USW

Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

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Employability and Careers

Put Theory into Practice

A course at USW is more than just a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. People who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through a degree that is 100% focused on what employers need in the future.

From projects based on working practices to time in the workplace through internships and placements, we’ll help you to build job-ready skills and gain relevant experience for your career. We also offer practical help with completing job applications and practising interview techniques. Support is available every step of the way.



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