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Gwyddorau Biolegol (Sŵoleg) (BSc)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Astudiwch faes eang bioleg anifeiliaid, neu arbenigo mewn maes penodol â’n gradd Sŵoleg ryngddisgyblaethol a hyblyg.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

Orangutan in trees

Trosolwg y cwrs

Zoology is the study of all kinds of animals, including their anatomy, physiology, genetics, and their adaptations for survival and reproduction in different environments. This is vital knowledge if we are to maintain healthy natural environments, control pests and diseases, conserve biodiversity and preserve endangered species.

Our Biological Sciences (Zoology) degree is aimed at anyone interested in the broad field of animal biology. It is a truly interdisciplinary course that draws on the research strengths found throughout the School, and, as well as covering the evolution and diversity of the main animal groups, you will also have the opportunity to study modules in ecology, physiology and genetics. We have particular expertise in behaviour and brain function, and you will study both behaviour and neuroscience as part of this course.

The course content is closely linked to the research interests of our staff (many of whom are leaders in their field); this allows you to experience the excitement of learning in an active research environment, and helps to ensure that the topics you cover are highly topical, and of relevance and importance in today’s world.

Our Zoology degree also includes ample opportunities for practical field work, enabling you to develop valuable field research techniques. As well taking part in field research projects throughout your time at Cardiff, you can also choose from our specialised, project-based field courses in the UK and further afield.

As with all of the degrees in the School of Biosciences, our Zoology course offers the flexibility to tailor the course to your own interests and career aspirations. Your degree title also remains flexible up until your final year, so that you can either continue with BSc Biological Sciences (Zoology) to graduation, or switch to another of our bioscience degrees during your first two years of study. 

Your final degree title will depend on your module selection, and your Personal Tutor will guide you through the options available to you.  You may also have the option of switching to our four-year MBiol integrated master's degree, which forms an excellent basis for a future career in scientific research.

This course provides an excellent foundation for a broad range of careers and offers strong training for research scientists. Our graduates have gone on to a range of exciting and fulfilling careers in both scientific and non-scientific related fields, including marine biology, ecology, field or zoo-based research and conservation, environmental law, biomedical research, scientific publishing, journalism, teaching and veterinary science. Many also choose to further their studies by pursuing a master’s degree or PhD.

Nodweddion nodedig

  • Enjoy a flexible course structure that enables you to tailor your degree to match your interests and aspirations, including the option to spend a sandwich year on professional placement.
  • Develop your field research skills with one of our popular project-based field courses. Opt for one of our UK-based courses or choose to travel further afield to locations such as Tobago or Borneo.
  • Experience the excitement of learning in active research environment, with teaching staff who are leading researchers in their field.
  • Make use of the latest equipment, techniques and facilities in your project work.
  • The School of Biosciences offers exciting training opportunities with a conservation-focused field centre in Borneo and strong involvement in the University's Sustainable Places Research Institute.
Côd UCASC300
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn
  1. Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth

    Adeilad y Gyfraith

    Rhodfa'r Amgueddfa

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3AX

  2. Inc

    Undeb y Myfyrwyr

    Plas y Parc

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3QN

  3. Yr Ysgol Cerddoriaeth

    Adeilad Cerddoriaeth

    31 Heol Corbett

    Cathays

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3EB

  4. School of Welsh

    Adeilad John Percival

    Rhodfa Colum

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3EU

  5. Salon

    Undeb y Myfyrwyr

    Plas y Parc

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3QN

  6. Siop Swyddi

    Undeb y Myfyrwyr

    Plas y Parc

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3QN

  7. Ysgol Busnes Caerdydd

    Adeilad Aberconwy

    Rhodfa Colum

    Cathays

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3EU

  8. Yr Ysgol Meddygaeth

    Prif Adeilad yr Ysbyty

    Ysbyty Athrofaol Cymru

    Parc y Mynydd Bychan

    Caerdydd

    CF14 4XN

  9. Darlithfa 3

    Adeilad y Tŵr

    Plas y Parc

    Caerdydd

    CF10 3AT

  10. Ystafell Gyfarfod 0.10

    Adeilad Cochrane

    Parc y Mynydd Bychan

    Caerdydd

    CF14 4YU

The rich ecology of Wales provides the perfect environment to develop and hone your skills as a field researcher, and you can then take these skills with you around the world.

Gofynion mynediad

AAB-ABB to include Biology or Chemistry. A pass in the practical element of the Science A level is normally required. Please note Critical thinking and General Studies are not accepted

Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig: Fel arfer, bydd ymgeiswyr sydd wedi ennill gradd A yn y Cymhwyster Prosiect Estynedig (EPQ) yn cael cynnig un radd yn is na’r cynnig safonol ar gyfer Safon Uwch. Noder bod yn rhaid bodloni unrhyw ofynion sy’n benodol i’r pwnc o hyd

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

DDD in Applied Science, Forensic Science or Animal Management with Distinction in all the Core/Mandatory units.

IB Diploma with an overall score of 34-32 including grade 6 in Higher Level Biology or Chemistry OR IB Diploma with 655 at Higher Level including 6 in Biology or Chemistry.

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol y Biowyddorau.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 6.5 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 5.5 ym mhob is-sgôr.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 90 gyda sgôr o 17 o leiaf ar gyfer ysgrifennu, 17 ar gyfer gwrando, 18 ar gyfer darllen ac 20 ar gyfer siarad.

PTE Academic

62 gydag o leiaf 51 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: dau Ragoriaeth a dau Deilyngdod o leiaf.
III: o leiaf Llwyddo ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4.

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Costau ychwanegol

Field courses which take place abroad incur an additional cost – primarily to cover student travel and accommodation. We strive to keep these to a minimum, for example we maintain our own Field Station and staff in Borneo, whose costs are not recovered from charges to students. We also offer some excellent Wales-based field courses which do not incur additional costs.

No additional charges are made for other aspects of tuition, although some services (such as student printing on demand) may incur a charge.

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

This BSc course is full-time over three academic years, with 120 credits attained in each year.  Year one is made up of six 20-credit modules, with three 40-credit modules taught in year two. In the final year, the research project carries 30 credits and is accompanied by three 30-credit modules.

Year one modules involve lectures and supporting tutorials providing background theoretical knowledge as well as practical classes. All of our degree schemes share a common year one, which covers all aspects of the biosciences and has the big advantage of giving you flexibility of degree choice. Classes provide students with IT skills for biologists and an understanding of statistical analysis of data, and coursework is used to develop written and oral communication skills.

In year two, extensive laboratory practicals help to develop practical skills and the ability to critically evaluate experimental data. Set assignments and reading are used to promote self-directed learning and the analysis of primary research literature.

The final year requires much more independent study, and all students must produce a substantial research-based (laboratory, literature, pedagogic or scientific engagement) report.

Throughout the course we strive to offer as wide a choice as possible alongside your core modules to allow you to tailor the degree to your study goals.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2019/20 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2019.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Skills for ScienceBI100120 credydau
Structure and Function of Living OrganismsBI100220 credydau
Organisms and EnvironmentBI100320 credydau
The Dynamic CellBI100420 credydau
Biological ChemistryBI101420 credydau
Genetics and EvolutionBI105120 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Animal Diversity and AdaptationBI213140 credydau
Genetics and its ApplicationsBI213240 credydau
Ecology and Conservation - Part ABI213330 credydau
Ecology and Conservation - Part BBI213410 credydau
Cell BiologyBI223140 credydau
BiochemistryBI223240 credydau
Developmental and Stem Cell BiologyBI223340 credydau
Molecular Biology of the GeneBI223440 credydau
PhysiologyBI233140 credydau
Concepts of DiseaseBI233240 credydau
Practical AnatomyBI233340 credydau
Brain and BehaviourBI243140 credydau
Fundamental NeuroscienceBI243240 credydau

Blwyddyn tri

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

We provide a student-centred educational experience based on academic excellence and informed by world-leading research. We seek to support every learner in an inclusive learning culture.

Core knowledge and understanding is acquired via lectures, practical classes or field work, research seminars, workshops and tutorials, whilst advanced knowledge and understanding is acquired through independent study, group work and project work.

You will be expected to undertake independent study and increasing independence of learning is expected as the course progresses.

Selected elements of the course may be available through the medium of Welsh and you can also request a Welsh-speaking Personal Tutor for pastoral and academic support should you wish.

Students with disabilities will be fully supported in co-ordination with the University’s Disability and Dyslexia Support Service.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

All of our academic staff are experienced researchers in their respective fields and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with students.

Your primary interaction with academic staff will be during lectures, laboratory practical sessions, workshops or small-group teaching sessions (tutorials). You will also be allocated a Personal Tutor who will provide pastoral support and academic advice throughout the course.

Our lecturing staff operate an ‘open door’ policy for students who have specific queries about course material, or a booking system for meetings. You can also contact them via email, as well as speaking to them during the teaching sessions.

Each degree also has a degree scheme co-ordinator who can advise on academic issues, and each year of study has a year co-ordinator who can advise on administrative issues related to the course. There is also a convenient Education Office with a friendly and experienced team who can answer most administrative queries.

Feedback
Feedback on your study, work, and progress will take many forms, from formal written comments on submitted work to more informal conversations and advice during classes and practicals.

Throughout the course, we will provide detailed feedback on all assessed coursework. This is normally provided through a dedicated online system enabling you to conveniently access your feedback via a computer or tablet device.

You will also have the opportunity to discuss your academic and personal development progress with your Personal Tutor, and to discuss examination essay papers in order to improve your performance. During practical work and the research project, you will receive regular feedback from the supervising academic.

Sut caf fy asesu?

First and second year modules are usually assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations. All modules include coursework assessments, which may take the form of written practical reports, structured reports, class tests, structured answer tests, group work, poster and oral presentations and computing/statistical problem-solving exercises. Assessments may be summative and count towards the final module mark, or formative, helping you to learn and practice key skills and knowledge through feedback.

Examinations at the end of each module comprise a machine-marked, structured answer section (assessing breadth of knowledge) and a written answer section (assessing depth of knowledge in specific topics).

In the final year, taught modules are assessed by examination and extended analytical coursework. Your final year research project is assessed by a supervisor’s evaluation and a written report.

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

The Learning Outcomes for this Programme describe what you will be able to do as a result of your study at Cardiff University. They will help you to understand what is expected of you. 

The Learning Outcomes for this Programme can be found below:

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Analyse, synthesise and summarise material relevant to a broad range of subjects within the Biosciences from a variety of sources, and appraise it critically.
  2. Discuss current issues of research, investigation and/or debate within a selected number of areas of focus.
  3. Discuss the relationships between structure/formation and function/regulation of molecules, organelles, cells, tissues, organisms and populations.
  4. Discuss the key areas in which the Biosciences feature in society at the global level, in order to contribute to the ongoing debate over issues of contemporary global importance.

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Analyse, synthesise and summarise information critically from a variety of sources.
  2. Synthesise an argument or point of view, based on solid data and evidence that can be communicated clearly and concisely.
  3. Discuss issues from a number of perspectives and values and arrive at a considered critical judgement stating assumptions and limitations.
  4. Construct grammatically correct documents in an appropriate academic style and format, using and referencing relevant ideas.
  5. Discuss the importance of academic and research integrity

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Receive, and respond to, a variety of sources of information: textual, numerical, verbal, graphical.
  2. Interpret and manipulate numerical data.
  3. Solve problems by a variety of methods.
  4. Determine the validity and rigour of statistical outcomes.
  5. Utilise a variety of digital media that are of key relevance to the modern work environment.

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  1. Communicate scientific, and other, information appropriately to a variety of audiences, including the general public, using a range of formats and approaches and employing appropriate scientific language.
  2. Cite and reference work in an appropriate manner, ensuring academic integrity and the avoidance of plagiarism whether intentional or not.
  3. Use the internet and other electronic sources critically as a means of communication and a source of information.
  4. Identify individual and collective goals and responsibilities and perform in a manner appropriate to these roles, in particular those being developed through practical, laboratory and/or field studies.
  5. Recognise and respect the views and opinions of other team members, and work effectively within a group-based environment, both as a leader and a member of a team. .
  6. Use negotiating skills.
  7. Evaluate their own performance as an individual and a team member.
  8. Evaluate the performance of others.
  9. Discuss the interdisciplinary nature of science and of the validity of different points of view.
  10. Demonstrate the skills necessary for independent lifelong learning (for example working independently, time management, organisational, enterprise and knowledge transfer skills)
  11. Identify, and work towards, targets for personal, academic, professional and career development
  12. Demonstrate an adaptable, flexible and effective approach to study and work.
  13. Build on knowledge and understanding of the role and impact of intellectual property (IP) within a research environment.
  14. Demonstrate leadership and planning skills for setting, and meeting, achievable goals within the workplace.

Gyrfaoedd a lleoliadau gwaith

Lleoliadau

Our Zoology degree also includes ample opportunities for practical field work, enabling you to develop field research techniques, such as bird-ringing, small mammal trapping, pitfall trapping, microbial analysis and surveying for bats.

Students on the second year Ecology and Conservation module can choose from several specialised, project-based courses that run in a variety of locations throughout the world. Our field courses typically include tropical ecology (Borneo, Malaysia), marine ecology (Caribbean and Malaysia), river ecology (Wales) and woodland ecology (Wales). Please note: availability of individual field courses can be affected by travel constraints or staff availability.

Residential field courses that take place outside of Cardiff incur additional costs, however, these are partially subsidised by the University.

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