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Course summary

With increasing concern about protecting natural habits, there is much to learn about the biology and behaviour of animals and species. Pursue for passion for the animal kingdom with our BSc (Hons) Zoology degree. Taking you from the laboratory to the field, our highly-focused degree will develop your knowledge of concepts at the forefront of zoological science biological processes, animal behaviour and ecosystem interaction. With a focus on nurturing skills to make a difference, the course will provide you with practical and transferable skills to be a success in your future career working with animals. Build in-demand scientific knowledge and skills Delivered over three years of study - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement, you will develop and advance your zoology knowledge and field work skills. Initially focusing on biodiversity, molecules to microbes, genetics and ecosystems, you will progress to explore animal physiology, animal evolution, parasitology and infectious diseases. In your final year, you will complete a research project based on a subject topic of your choice and gain advanced knowledge about animal cognition, and tropical ecology and conservation. Get closer to industry Focusing on real-world issues, you will balance theoretical learning with building practical skills both in our Bodmer Laboratories on campus, and through UK and international field trips, which will provide you with real world experiences. We also regularly invite zoology professionals and practitioners to share their knowledge through guest lectures. On this course, you will also have the option to include an industry placement between years two and three. Previous zoology students have completed placements with public health laboratories, wildlife trust, or research organisations such as the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, MAFF and Central Veterinary Laboratory. Features

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology
  • Study the origins and biodiversity of living organisms, as you learn about parasitology and veterinary and zoonotic infectious diseases
  • Strengthen your knowledge of ecosystems within the natural world as you explore the global distribution of wildlife populations
  • Build technical and transferable scientific skills in data science and research methods used to assess wildlife behaviour, physiology and ecology


Year one modules may include: Biodiversity, Molecules to Microbes, Study Skills, Genes to Ecosystems, Cell Biology, Biological Skills. Year two modules may include: Molecular Genetics, Introduction to Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, Biological Research Skills, Animal Evolution, plus two from the following: Marine Biology, Experimental Behavioural Ecology, Primate Behaviour and Conservation, Population and Community Ecology. Year three modules may include: Applied Freshwater Biology, Tropical Ecology and Conservation, Evolution, Development and Adaption, Veterinary and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Animal Cognition and Social Complexity, Biology of Parasites, Frontiers in Wildlife Biology.

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