Undergraduate Pathway: Science

Foundation and First Year Degree Entry both available

Science at Swansea University incorporates a range of subjects, from biology through to Zoology. All these subjects bring together a range of research centres and provide an understanding of the world we live in. Swansea University is renowned for its research excellence in aquaculture, climate change, geo-informatics, geography, glaciology and zoology.

Pathways at Swansea University

High School

Please note that students will be admitted directly to First Year if their academic qualifications do not require a Foundation stage of study, for further details please refer to our Admissions Requirements.


Fees (2017-18)


Stage 1: University Foundation

£15,750 to £16,500 (2 Semesters)

£18,750 to £19,500 (3 Semesters)

Stage 2: First Year Degree
£15,750 to £16,950
Stage 3: Second Year Degree
Stage 4: Final Year Degree


Stage 1: Two or Three semesters depending on your English language ability.

Stage 2: Two semesters


Stage 1: September, November, January and May

Stage 2: September

NEWNovember Intake

Stage 1: University Foundation


(8 modules from the following depending on degree pathway)

  • Analytical Techniques 1
  • Biology 1
  • Biology 2
  • Composition and Style
  • Critical Thinking
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Globalisation
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Mass Communications
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Principles of ICT
  • Statistics

Stage 2: First Year Degree in Science


120 Credits of Level 1 Swansea University modules in your chosen subject.


  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communications (ILSC) (worth 20 credits)
  • Academic Support (Tutorial Classes)

* Stated Swansea University course fees are a guide only and are subject to change. For the most up-to-date fee listings, please visit

Swansea University degree pathways

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