What makes Zoology at the University of Worcester special? Zoology is the study of the structure, physiology and behaviour of animals. Our course explores the wonders of the animal kingdom and the natural world in which they live. You'll learn about the fundamentals of biology, from the functioning of a single cell right up to the evolution, behaviour and ecology of animals. In your final year, you will carry out an independent research project to showcase your development and set you apart from other graduates. Our modules also reflect some of the major challenges facing society today, including the environment, biodiversity and conservation. Our zoology degree has a strong practical emphasis, designed to prepare you for an exciting career in this fascinating field. This applied approach alongside our science personal development planning (PDP) scheme is designed to enhance your skills and expertise to boost your graduate employability. Key features Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom, including their evolution, taxonomy, physiology, behaviour and conservation. Shape a degree to suit you - build a firm foundation in core principles, whilst selecting from a wide range of optional modules such as microbiology, genomics & bioinformatics, parasitology current topics in zoology & conservation and a residential field trip. Follow your interests and career aspirations by choosing your Research Project. Past studies have looked at genetic diversity in European populations of Eurasian Lynx, identification of Nosema apis fungus from soil moisture and faeces from honeybee hives, a comparison of activity budgets and social behaviours of barbary macaques with and without dependent young, and suitable habitat for recolonisation of wolves in Central Europe. Recent University of Worcester achievements
- Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
- Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
- Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)
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Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Royal Society of Biology
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:
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The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.