A minimum of a second class honours degree or equivalent in biological sciences or related field. IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or equivalent English test.
Months of entry
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The course focuses on the relationships between living organisms and the terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, coupled with the interactions that result from natural and anthropogenic processes. On the course you will benefit from advanced training in the interpretation of local and global environmental issues, field and theoretical aspects of biology and ecology and analytical skills.You will also develop the skills necessary to work confidently in vocational areas such as conservation, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, monitoring and education, and fosters an objective, scientific and realistic approach to environmental biological issues that you may have to face in a professional capacity.
The course develops skills necessary to work confidently in vocational areas such as conservation, environmental impact assessment, environmental management, monitoring and education, and fosters an objective, scientific and realistic approach to environmental biological issues that students may have to face in a professional capacity. Graduates go on to work for government agencies such as CCW, Environment Agency, English Nature, Scottish Heritage, Fisheries Research Services, CEFAS. Other organisations include Zoos, Wildlife Parks and Reserve, National Parks, Environmental Departments, Research and Development of SMEs as well as large companies. Graduates also go on to do postgraduate research.
Modules typically include:
• Conservation of Aquatic Resources
• Science Skills and Research Methods
• Ecosystems: Ecology, Conservation and REcourse Management
• Environmental Assessment and Management
• Geographical Information Systems
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Department of Biosciences
- +44 (0)1792 295720