Zoology at University of Southampton - UCAS

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Course summary

Zoology is key to tackling some of the major challenges facing our planet today. On your three-year Zoology degree you will explore all areas of animal life from cell biology to entire ecosystems, developing an understanding of fields including evolution, conservation, and behaviour. Teaching from our expert staff, combined with the extensive practical experience you can gain from a broad variety of field trips in the UK, Spain and Belize, 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. In year three, you'll complete an independent research project. You can also choose to take a fourteen day field trip to Belize, to study tropical ecology. You will also have the opportunity to spend a semester studying at a university in Europe or Australasia. We enjoy a close link with nearby conservation charity and zoo, Marwell Wildlife, which will add a different perspective to your learning.


Typical modules include: Year 1: Chemistry of life, Fundamentals of biochemistry, Fundamentals of cell biology and physiology, How to think like a scientist, Origins of Biodiversity. Year 2: Animal Behaviour, Evolution, Behaviour and ecology field course, Evolution, Conservation management field course, Vertebrate Zoology. Year 3: Five day field course within the Estrecho natural park Southern Spain, Biodiversity and Conservation, Cancer Chromosome Biology. For full list of all modules available, please visit the course page.

Assessment method

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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English Language (or GCSE English), Mathematics and Science (minimum grade C/4). 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

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IELTS (Academic)6.5Band C: 6.5 with 6.0 in each component

All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency.

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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

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £27400 Year 1
International £27400 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page.
Zoology at University of Southampton - UCAS