Are you fascinated by the structure, physiology, distribution and behaviour of animals – from microscopic creatures to turtles and bats? Our programme will give you an overview of modern zoological thinking, with a strong emphasis on the underlying concepts that shape our understanding of animal diversity. You’ll receive a thorough grounding in vertebrate and invertebrate biology, plus modules in physiology, behaviour, evolution and neurobiology. Modules in molecular and population genetics, ecology, statistics and immunology are also available. We place a strong emphasis on fieldwork, with compulsory and optional modules taking students to locations across the UK and internationally, including: studying tropical ecology in Kruger Park, South Africa hunting for dinosaur fossils in Canada studying predator-prey interactions in Somerset. You’ll carry out an investigative or research project in your final year, working alongside established researchers in the field.
Year 1 Basic Biochemistry Cell Biology Ecology (includes field trip to Somerset) Essential Skills for Biologists Evolution Molecular Genetics Practical Biology Practical Molecular and Cellular Biology Physiology Please note that all modules are subject to change.
Measuring attainment in our modules against the intended learning outcomes involves either a series of coursework elements (practical reports, field course reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests), an end of semester final summative assessment/written exam or a combination of both. Final-year students undertake a research or investigative project, assessed with a detailed written report, poster and interview.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.
Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.