BSc

Bioleg Planhigion

BSc Bioleg Planhigion Cod C200 Ymgeisio Nawr Cofrestrwch am Ddiwrnod Agored

Ymgeisio Nawr

Prif Ffeithiau

Cod C200
  • Cynnig lefel-A nodweddiadol

    BBC-BBB with B in Biology or Human Biology

  • Hyd y Cwrs

    3 blwyddyn

  • Cyfrwng Cymraeg

    41%

Manylion pellach ynglŷn â'r gofynion mynediad

Ymgeisio Nawr

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer mynediad ym mis Medi 2017 sydd ar y dudalen hon. I weld gwybodaeth am 2018, gan gynnwys y graddau gofynnol, edrychwch yn ein prosbectws.

Plants provide an essential foundation for life on earth and have a crucial role to play in solving some of the most serious problems facing the human race, such as food shortages and rising carbon emissions. Never before has there been such urgency to train a new generation of plant biologists who can develop future technologies and approaches to respond to these challenges. 

  Here’s why we think Aberystwyth is a great place to be a Plant Biologist:

  • Passionate teaching staff that are also world-leading researchers
  • World class facilities for plant biology teaching and research, including a botanical garden with tropical glasshouse, modern laboratories, microscopy suite, historic botanical specimen collection, and the National Plant Phenomics Centre
  • Local access to a wide range of flora, and sites that are of international importance
  • Direct links to industry, with companies on campus, international company links, and a soon-to-be-built innovation campus that will house even more plant-focussed companies

Athrofa Gwyddorau Biolegol, Amgylcheddol a Gwledig (IBERS): 91% boddhad myfyrwyr (ACF 2017)

97% o’n graddedigion mewn gwaith a/neu astudiaethau pellach o fewn chwe mis ar ôl graddio, 3% yn uwch na graddedigion y Gwyddorau Biolegol yn genedlaethol, (DLHE 2017)

  • Trosolwg
  • Modiwlau
  • Cyflogadwyedd
  • Addysg a Dysgu
  • Barn ein Myfyrwyr

Trosolwg

Why study Plant Biology at Aberystwyth University?

  • Learn and live in an exceptional environment where you will be surrounded by a great diversity of beautiful environments, including marine, moorland, mountain, waterways, grassland and coast.
  • Investigate subjects areas such as plant physiology, genetics, agronomy, crop science, ecology, food security and global climate change impacts.
  • Receive expert training in field and laboratory skills.
  • Taught by well-known and world-leading experts in the field.
  • Use of the Biological Service Unit, Mass Spectrometry, Analytical Unit, Modelling laboratory, the Computational Biological laboratory, Advanced Microscopy and Bio-imaging Laboratory.
Ein Staff

Mae gan y rhan fwyaf o staff dysgu Athrofa'r Gwyddorau Biolegol, Amgylcheddol a Gwledig gymwysterau hyd at safon PhD ac maent yn ymchwilwyr gweithgar. Hefyd, mae gan staff y cyrsiau galwedigaethol gefndir ym myd diwydiant.  Mae yn yr Athrofa nifer fawr o staff sy'n gwneud ymchwil yn unig ac mae'n bosib y bydd y myfyrwyr yn dod i gysylltiad â hwy.

Modiwlau

Cyflogadwyedd

What are our graduates doing now?

Students can engage in careers in the following areas:

  • Horticultural / Agricultural production
  • Habitat surveying of habitats and Conservation
  • Education and public engagement
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Consultancy
  • Plant research –graduate position
  • Ph.D. research

Following graduation our students are ideally positioned to target employment with the following organisations:

  • NIAB
  • The Environment Agency
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • National Trust
  • National Parks
  • Botanic Gardens (e.g. Kew, NBGW)
  • The Forestry Commission
  • Plant breeding companies
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Agri-Food organisations

What skills will obtain from studying Plant Biology?

Employability is embedded in our teaching. Our students leave Aberystwyth University with the skills including:

• research and data analysis skills
• enhanced mathematical and computational skills
• effective problem-solving and creative thinking skills
• a thorough grounding in information technology skills
• the ability to work independently
• time-management and organisational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines
• the ability to express ideas and communicate information in a clear and structured manner, in both written and oral form
• self-motivation and self-reliance
• team-working, with the ability to discuss concepts in groups, accommodating different ideas and reaching agreement

What work experience opportunities exist whilst studying? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer. 

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Addysg a Dysgu

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

Your first year will provide a broad grounding in biology, and training in the skills needed to succeed in your studies. Subject areas covered will include:

  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Genetics
  • Plant Cell Biology
  • The Biosphere
  • Understanding how Ecosystems work
  • Soil Biology

In your second year you will engage in Plant based modules offering the following areas:

  • Climate change impacts on Plants
  • Plant ID and Ecological Surveying (UK and Abroad)
  • Agronomy and Crop Improvement
  • Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Aquatic Plants

In your third year, subject areas offered include:

  • Applied Plant Science (Forage Grass Breeding, Energy Crops, Biotechnology)
  • Plant Pathogens
  • Plant ID and Ecological Surveying (UK and abroad)
  • Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
  • Crop and Grassland Production
  • Agricultural and Environmental Systems

How will I be taught?

The course will be delivered through lectures, workshops, tutorials and practicals. You will be assessed through;

  • Essays
  • Practical exercises
  • Oral presentations
  • Worksheets
  • Reports
  • Statistical exercises
  • Dossiers
  • Posters
  • Portfolios
  • Wikis
  • Reflective diaries
  • Literature reviews
  • Magazine articles
  • Field notebooks
  • Exams

Barn ein Myfyrwyr

The course is great; I get to cover a large range of topics which allows me to tailor my modules to my own tastes, so I can make my degree course fit my interests and needs. Elizabeth Smith

The course is very broad and caters for the interests of anyone wishing to study biology. The modules in second year allow you to specialize in subject areas that you are interested in. The flexibility of the degree scheme is very attractive to a prospective student who is not yet sure on where their true interests lie. The practicals are diverse and well spread over the academic year and reinforce lecture material. Jodie Ackland

Gofynion Mynediad Nodweddiadol

Lefel A BBC-BBB with B in Biology or Human Biology

Gofynion TGAU (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics and a Science subject

Diploma Cenedlaethol BTEC:
DDM

Myfyrwyr Rhyngwladol

Bagloriaeth Ryngwladol:
30 points overall with 5 points in Biology at Higher Level

Bagloriaeth Ewropeaidd:
65-70% overall with 75% in specified subject

Ystyrir ymgeiswyr yn ôl eu rhinweddau unigol a gall y cynigion amrywio. Am ragor o wybodaeth, cysylltwch ag: ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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