Harper Adams University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Zoology with Entomology (with Placement)

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Course summary

This is the only zoology degree in the UK that allows you to specialise in entomology, in which Harper Adams excels. Entomologists are scientists who study insects – their classification, behaviour, life cycle, ecology, distribution, physiology and population dynamics. However, this being a broad-based degree, you will study all animals, from farm livestock, companion animals and exotics, to UK wildlife such as insects. There’s a strong emphasis on field and laboratory work – both skills in demand by employers. Understanding species and their communities gives an insight into both human and animal life and how they can be sustained in the face of global challenges, from climate change to food security. Here at Harper Adams you’ll study whole organisms, not just species at the molecular level. You’ll look at animals’ physiology, behaviour, and how they interact with other species and their environments, in order to preserve important habitats and manage wildlife in light of climate change. Zoologists and entomologists protect endangered species and wildlife from the dangers of habitat loss, disease, invasive species, and climate change, and to protect and learn more about human life in the process. You’ll be taught by entomologists, conservationists, animal scientists, environmental specialists, veterinarians and many more highly experienced staff.

Course details

Modules

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201142/zoology-with-entomology

Assessment method

There will be summative assessed coursework throughout the programme, and you will receive written feedback on all course work to help you improve. End-of-module assessments will take place in May/June of each academic year. Course work may be reports, presentations or portfolios, produced individually or in a team.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Z002
Institution code:
H12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

An understanding of a biological science based subject, for example Biology, Human Biology, Applied Science or Physical Education would be preferable. We would welcome applications from candidates offering other evidence of their suitability for this programme. For full entry requirements, including details of all other qualifications accepted, please see our website www.harper.ac.uk The University is happy to consider applications from those who are studying mixed qualifications, such as combinations of BTECs and A levels. Due to the numerous combinations available it is impossible to state the entry requirements for these, but applicants can expect to receive offers with comparable grades to those without mixed qualifications. For advice please contact the Admissions Team. Applicants are encouraged to gain around 6 weeks relevant work experience with animals before the start of the course. The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/access.cfm

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201142/zoology-with-entomology

Additional entry requirements

Other

Interviews will take place on an ad-hoc basis should the Course Manager wish to discuss any aspect of your application and for all potentially suitable applicants who require visa sponsorship.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £11250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11250 Year 1

Additional fee information

This 4 year course consists of 3 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year (£11,250 for International students) with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (£3300 for International students).
Zoology with Entomology (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS