BSc (Hons) Biology

Are you fascinated by the scientific study of living organisms, their structure and how they survive in different habitats? This well-established BSc (Hons) Biology degree is ideal if you have a keen interest in living organisms and want to gain an all-round knowledge of the subject. This complex and enthralling area of science defines our very existence, therefore the industry demands scientists who are at the forefront of modern technology and the latest scientific discoveries.

Based in our state-of-the-art laboratories at Glyntaff, you’ll study a wide range of stimulating topics, and develop the broad foundation of knowledge and solid practical experience that is required to start an exciting scientific career. The acquisition of theory will be complemented by the practical application of skills on field courses in the UK and abroad (additional costs apply to overseas field courses). Our Biology degree is accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting in part the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol). This is the professional body for biologists, so you can rest assured that this course provides the ideal preparation for a career in the field of biology.

What you will study

In the first year of your Biology degree you will gain a thorough grounding in key areas in biology, including microbiology, genetics, and ecology. You will also develop the techniques and skills to conduct work in the laboratory and in the field.

The second year will expand your knowledge in core subject areas such as zoology, physiology, medical microbiology and human genetics. You are also able to choose from some optional modules, enabling you to tailor your biology degree to suit your own interests.

During the final year of your Biology degree, you can specialise even further by choosing...

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As a science student you will benefit from the huge investment in facilities that has taken place at the University. Our courses are delivered from state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching facilities on our Pontypridd-Glyntaff campus.

Our new 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.

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Field trips

The exact locations of all overseas field trips may vary each year and is based on the area’s suitability for academic study and the overall cost of the trip.

Please be aware of the physical demands of this course which has modules with significant fieldwork elements. If you have a disability which is likely to be affected by these physical demands, please get in touch with the course leader Emma Hayhurst to discuss the Health and Safety aspects.

All applicants are encouraged to attend Applicant...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


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If you would like to apply for this course, then you will need to apply online through UCAS.


  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018


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