Swansea University

Swansea University

Biological Sciences

Students will be fully integrated into one of our established research groups and participate in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratories, and field work. The Department is involved in several major research initiatives including: the investment in the Sustainable Expansion of the Applied Coastal and Marine Sectors (SEACAMS) Project to expand the commercial marine sector in Wales by increasing collaborative research projects between business and universities; Algal Biotechnology for Wales Knowledge Transfer Centre, based at CSAR provides businesses with advice on microalgal biotechnologies and access to industry-focussed research and technological development; EnAlgae (Energetic Algae aims to reduce the CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources in North West Europe); Ecojel (Managing the opportunities and detrimental impacts of jellyfish in the Irish Sea); LRCI Marine, Low Carbon Research Institute (A collaboration of all the leading academic marine institutions in Wales undertaking independent research to underpin the creation of a sustainable marine sector in Wales); The WISE programme (Welsh Institutes for Sustainable Environments) (Making the impact of their products and processes more environmentally sustainable).

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a 2.1 degree or equivalent, or an appropriate Master's degree with Merit.

Assessment methods

PhD: A thesis of no more than 100,000 words and assessment in the form of an oral examination. MPhil: A thesis of no more than 60,000 words and assessment in the form of an oral examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,850 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,214 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,107 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Singleton Park, Swansea Swansea SA2 8PP Wales

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Key information

Contact: 
College of Science Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
01792 295720