This section should be read in conjunction with the University’s Guide to Research Student Admissions.
Students must normally hold (or be expected to achieve) an initial degree of a UK university or another university approved by Senate with a minimum classification of upper second (2:1) or Swansea University recognised equivalent. Students will be required to complete the taught element before progressing to the next year of study.
All students are required to meet the University and programme English Language entry requirements.
Students may be required to take additional instruction in English language.
The decision as to whether an applicant should be admitted to a proposed programme of research shall rest with the SWBio Hub Panel in like with BBSRC requirements, against which these regulations have been mapped. Decisions should be based on the following factors:
a) whether the Panel is satisfied that the applicant is of the required academic standard to complete the programme of research proposed, irrespective of the student’s qualification;
b) whether the applicant’s chosen research topic is appropriate for study in the depth required for the degree;
c) whether adequate supervision could be provided by an appropriate member of staff in accordance with the regulations set out under ‘Supervision’;
d) whether there are appropriate resources and facilities in place to support the proposed programme of research;
e) whether it appears reasonable that the proposed programme could be completed in the prescribed minimum period.
f) As well as academic qualifications, Admissions decisions may be based on other factors where relevant, including (but not limited to): the standard of the research synopsis/proposal, performance at interview, intensity of competition for limited places, and relevant professional experience.