Zoology at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Focus on the scientific study of animals, from physiology to ecology and conservation, on this course accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. New technology is contributing to the continual advancement of zoology and it's an exciting time to study such a dynamic course. Expert academics will deliver your teaching, with experience working at the forefront of research in subjects ranging from conservation to immunology. This cutting-edge research inspires a diverse and exciting range of optional modules, spanning disciplines from animal behaviour to gene manipulation. You'll access outstanding facilities to enhance your studies, including modern labs and lecture theatres. There is a focus on practical learning and lab experience throughout the course, with opportunities to engage in field work from year one. Through your third-year research project, you'll also gain valuable practical research experience and specialist insight into an area you're particularly interested in. The integrated masters (MSci) version of this course provides you with additional research experience, preparing you for your future career or further postgraduate study.


There are a range of optional modules to choose from in every year of the course. You will study these alongside core modules. The first year provides a broad introduction to zoology and biology. You'll study to the biology of animals and the biochemical, evolutionary and genetic processes that underlie their biology. In the second year, more advanced modules are available in topics such as parasitology, ecology, immunology, and evolutionary biology of animals. You'll work on a practical research project in the third year, as well as selecting optional modules. The research project allows you to carry out your own zoological investigation, alongside expert research scientists. If you choose to study the integrated masters (MSci), you’ll complete a year-long research project in your fourth year. This could be lab- or literature-based.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Biology is one of the progression pathways for our Science with a Foundation Year course. Requirements for progression are: Foundation Biological Science - 55% Foundation Chemistry - 55% Overall pass - 40%

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in any element
TOEFL (iBT)87Minimum of 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £27200* Year 1
EU £27200* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Zoology at University of Nottingham - UCAS