Explore all areas of animal life from cell biology to ecosystems with Southampton’s BSc Zoology programme. Your degree will provide you with in-depth training in biological processes related to animal development, growth and function. Teaching from our expert staff, combined with the extensive practical experience you can gain from a broad variety of field trips, will ensure you can be fully equipped to realise a successful job in a broad variety of careers from veterinary medicine and conservation, to animal or farm management. We enjoy a close link with nearby conservation charity and zoo Marwell Wildlife which will add a different perspective to your learning. In year three, you will undertake a laboratory-based or field research project, with fieldwork undertaken in the UK or abroad in Spain and Belize. You will also have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at a university in Europe or Australasia. 95% of BSc Zoology students satisfied with the quality of the course *University of Southampton analysis of unpublished NSS data 2021.
We have a varied range of modules for all years. Examples of core modules for year one will include: Chemistry of life, Fundamentals of biochemistry, Fundamentals of cell biology and physiology, How to think like a scientist, Origins of Biodiversity, For full list of all modules available, please visit the course page.
The learning activities for this course include the following: lectures, classes and tutorials, coursework, individual and group projects and independent learning (studying on your own). We’ll assess you using: essays, oral presentations and written and practical exams.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants must hold GCSE English Language (or GCSE English), Mathematics and Science (minimum grade C/4). AQA Tech Levels: The University accepts the new AQA Tech Level qualification, which must be offered in combination with at least one A Level. For degrees in Engineering, Computing and related subjects, the A Level must be in Mathematics and the units M1 and M2 must be taken. Typical entry criteria for degrees in Engineering will be to achieve an A in the A Level plus D*D in the Tech Level, or A* in the A Level plus DD in the Tech Level. For Computer Science and Information and Technology in Organisations, typical offers will be to achieve an A in the A Level and DD in the Tech Level. We are committed to ensuring that all learners with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a learner’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Applicants who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme.
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no component below 5.5|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|