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Course summary

Why this course?

  • Studying this degree will give you the skills and knowledge necessary to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our planet today.
  • The course mixes hands-on learning and practical experience. Gain a deep understanding of animal behaviour, ecology, and evolution, and become prepared for a wide range of careers in veterinary-adjacent fields, policy and conservation.
  • We offer field trips to South Africa and Wales, where you will gain valuable skills that are highly sought-after in the job market, including data analysis, critical thinking, and problem-solving.
  • Ranked best modern university in the UK for Zoology (Guardian University Guide 2024).
  • Silver in the 2023 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
About this course: Study Zoology, where you will discover the fascinating world of animals and their environments. With a diverse range of modules, you will explore topics such as:
  • Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Conservation
  • Diversity of Life
Skills: Develop scientific and critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems related to conservation and sustainability. Gain hands-on experience in fieldwork, laboratory research, and data analysis to develop practical skills for a career in zoology, veterinary science, conservation or related fields. Foster professional values, ethical awareness, and teamwork skills necessary for success in the workplace. Enhance employability through the development of transferable skills such as communication, digital literacy, and problem-solving, and through opportunities for work placements and volunteering. With a strong emphasis on practical work, you will have plenty of opportunities to work in the field, both locally and overseas, to gain valuable skills for your career. You’ll learn core laboratory skills such as titration, pipetting, and how to design and carry out laboratory experiments such as addressing climate change or identifying biological or physiological traits of animals. You'll learn to survey the environment, take measurements, collect samples, perform biovhemical analysis in practical laboratory work, and interpret your data by creating reports and giving presentations in the results of your findings. Career Opportunities: Graduating students will be well-equipped for a variety of careers in the life sciences. You will also have developed a range of personal skills, including independence, teamwork, and resilience, that will serve them well in both their professional and personal lives. All teaching has a focus on transferrable and employability skills including evaluating and interpreting biological data, and communicating effectively in a scientific style, gaining scientific skills that are sought after in the sector (e.g. as techniques used in ecological consultancy). Graduating students can expect to have achieved a strong academic foundation in zoology, as well as a range of transferrable skills, including problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication. With a wide range of potential job routes, including roles in veterinary science, conservation (e.g. ecological consultancy), research, and roles influencing policy, such as Sustainability officers.


Examples include: Chemistry of Life, Biometrics: Physiology, Statistics and Maths, Cell Biology, Diversity of Life, Core Skills in Zoology, Introduction to Evolution

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

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Please note the fee amounts listed are from 2023. In some cases fees will increase for the following year.
Zoology at University of Roehampton - UCAS