Biosciences Postgraduate Taught and Research Courses – funding options available

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Why Swansea University?

100% of the environment was rated as world-leading and internationally excellent- Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Embark on a journey of discovery and scientific exploration with our Biosciences programmes at Swansea University. With world-class research centres, purpose-built laboratory suites, and a picturesque city enveloped by parkland and coastline, Swansea stands as an exceptional hub for studying and researching in Biosciences. Surrounding the city are diverse habitats, including those on the nearby Gower Peninsula (a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), in the Swansea Valley, and within the Brecon Beacons

National Park. These varied environments create an ideal setting for Biosciences students to thrive.

Our graduates have charted fulfilling career paths as Ecologists, Hydrometry and Telemetry Officers, Benthic Taxonomists, and Wildlife and Education Officers, showcasing the diverse and impactful opportunities available in the field. Swansea offers not only a world-class academic experience but also a vibrant connection to nature, fostering a holistic and enriching environment for Biosciences study and research.

High Quality Teaching

You will be taught by a range of inspiring biosciences experts, including Dr Richard Unsworth, an adviser on the BBC’s globally renowned series Blue Planet II; and Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, an expert in salmonid behaviour, conservation and ecology and leads the multi-partner European AMBER project.

Exceptional Facilities

Students can benefit from our state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, including the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research consisting of controlled environment laboratories, with programmable recirculating aquatic systems. We also have The R.V. Mary Anning, our £1.3 million  purpose-built 18-metre catamaran-class survey vessel which can carry 26 passengers to conduct research activities in Swansea Bay and further afield. It has a globally unique visualisation centre that displays multi-dimensional information from animal tracking data.

Links With Organisations

We have influential connections with international and national organisations such as Natural Resources Wales, The British Mammal Society and The National Wetlands Centre Wales to add value to your studies.

Find Your Perfect Course

Your Postgraduate Community

Biosciences at Swansea offers a wealth of opportunities. Our diverse community of postgraduate students and research staff, coupled with expertise across various domains and a commitment to championing equality, diversity, and inclusivity, fosters a dynamic and inspiring environment for your studies.

Funding – Scholarships & Bursaries

We understand that the cost of your studies is one of the most important factors when deciding on a postgraduate degree. That’s why we offered over £12 million in postgraduate scholarships last year. Find out what funding opportunities may be available to you.


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Watch our guided tour video of Biosciences at Swansea University.


Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International Students.

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