University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Zoology

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Course summary

Wildlife is an important part of all our lives. If you have a passion for learning about animals, this exciting hands-on course will prepare you for a future defending the planet. Zoology covers all aspects of animal biology and, as such, covers a fascinating range of often highly diverse topics. The modern zoologist needs to be the master of many disciplines. Our degree course has been designed by professional zoologists with a real understanding of what the world needs from zoologists. Course Overview Our hands-on course provides an understanding of wildlife monitoring techniques using professional equipment and covers a broad range of topics including evolution, ecology and conservation. During your time with us you will have the opportunity to explore the local area and the many habitats it offers. Such as the Eden River basin (close to our Carlisle Campus), The Lake District National Park and our wonderful Cumbrian coastline. We spend a substantial amount of time on our modules teaching you within the local habitats we have on our doorstep and where possible we choose to deliver experiential learning outdoors. On this course you will

  • Benefit from a strong practical component to our modules and an emphasis on skills to enhance employment.
  • Experience Cumbria's unique natural environment for learning about wildlife provides a range of different habitats that are close enough to visit in a short walk or day trip.
  • Make use of our modern and well equipped facilities, for example our teaching laboratories.
  • Gain a practical understanding of the most relevant key issues in zoology.
  • Study a diverse range of modules that expertly weave together and map directly to our subject. None of the modules are inappropriately squeezed in from programmes that we already run.
What you will learn You’ll gain an understanding of wildlife monitoring techniques using professional kit, and cover a broad range of topics including evolution, ecology and conservation, with visits to a variety of habitats. Our strong links with animal and wildlife organisations provide excellent work placement opportunities, which means you could be studying anything from brown bears and snow leopards to sharks and dolphins.. There will be plenty of opportunity for voluntary work alongside organisations such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust, boosting your CV and giving you hands-on experience across a range of species including butterflies, adders and birds. Our practical focused course will equip you with not only the knowledge, but the real skills and confidence to be a great zoologist. Year One
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ecology for Zoologists
  • Animal Form and Function
  • Animal Conservation Practice
  • Core Zoology
Year Two
  • Exploring Research
  • Zoological Monitoring Techniques
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Evolution and Biogeography
  • British Wildlife
  • Applied Zoology
Year Three
  • Dissertation
  • Professional Skills in Zoology
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Entomology and Parasitology (Optional)
  • Behavioural Applications for Conservation (Optional)
  • Population and Community Ecology (Optional)

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
4T67
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Carlisle - Fusehill Street
Campus code:
F

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
76%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Zoology at University of Cumbria - UCAS