United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Biology (with integrated year in industry)

Would you like to enhance your employability prospects whilst at the same time studying? Are you the kind of person who finds every aspect of the living world fascinating? The kind of person who one minute is marvelling at the machinery of gene expression, and the next minute wondering about the flight of birds? If that is you, then Biology with the integrated year in industry at Aberystwyth is the degree for you. Aberystwyth is situated amongst hills, wooded valleys, wetlands, sandy and rocky shores and, of course alongside the pristine waters of Cardigan Bay. If you want wildlife, Aberystwyth has it all. Students on this course could be studying microbiology in the morning, and investigating the life found in sand dunes in the afternoon; you don’t have to limit yourself to just one area of Biology. You can keep your options open or specialise; our degree structure allows you to do either. You will be taught by passionate, engaged, friendly and staff with expertise across the full range of Biological topics. You will be studying in one of the top 4 UK Universities and 1st in Wales for student satisfaction (NSS, 2016). The syllabus of this course with the integrated year in industry is identical to its sister course BSc Biology (C100). Your academic studies will be bolstered by a wealth of laboratory and field classes which build real scientific skills essential for your future. Our teaching and E-learning facilities provide you with an outstanding learning experience integrating the classroom sessions and vast repository of study resources. This degree is engineered to give you a head start in the competitive job market after graduation. Students will have to organise their work experience under the guidance of our Director for Employability. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. In the 2016 Highflyers report, 32% of graduate vacancies are taken by those who have previously worked for a company on a placement or/ a internship. Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject. Completing a year in industry will allow you to: Apply the learning from your course to the work environment; Make industry contacts; Develop practical skills related to your area of study; Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study; Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating.If you are unable to obtain a work experience placement, don't worry, you will have the opportunity to transfer to its sister course BSc Biology C100. What are our graduates doing now? Research scientist; Clinical molecular geneticist; Nature conservation officer; Education. Students who have completed a biology degree could also progress to further training in: Dentistry; Medicine; Science writers.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich including industrial placement
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £14,750