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Course summary

This course represents a unique opportunity for you to study a wider range of species than those covered in traditional Zoology degrees. Your learning will focus on the biology of exotic species, namely non-domestic and non-UK wildlife, and how to apply this to all aspects of the management and conservation of captive populations. The course also includes field trips to UK zoos and wildlife parks, with optional project trips to Jersey Zoo, Mauritius and Madagascar. Core scientific study is supported by our specialist Animal Unit. This purpose-built centre houses approximately 250 animals of 70 species, including various exotic species. NTU is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). We are also a teaching provider for zoo animal record keeping via the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).

Modules

Year One

  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Nutrition Principles
  • Animal Reproduction and Genetics
  • Animal Health and Disease
Year Two
  • Animal Cognition and Training
  • Priorities for Modern Zoos
  • Physiology of Behaviour
  • Research Skills
  • Animal Nutritional Health
  • Zoo Conservation Genetics
Final year
  • Dissertation
  • Zoo Biology Field Course
  • Welfare Science
  • Anthrozoology
and (pick one):
  • Adaptive Physiology
  • Advanced Animal Nutrition
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (50%), written exam (33%), practical (17%) Year 2 Coursework (50%), written exam (17%), practical (33%) Final Year Coursework (83%), written exam (17%)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C300
Institution code:
N91
Campus name:
Brackenhurst Campus
Campus code:
3

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Zoo Biology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS