University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Biology

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Course summary

Why Animal Biology? Our Animal Biology degree will give you the skills you need for a successful and rewarding career. You’ll learn in the field and lab as you explore local and global biological issues, studying subjects such as diversity, physiology, ecology, evolution and behaviour. With opportunities to gain experience in settings from zoos to schools, working with wildlife rangers, conservation groups and more, our graduates stand out from the competition. There are also opportunities to undertake international field studies (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details) and students have previously examined conservation in South Africa, ecology in the Swiss Alps and the environment in the Asian rainforest. You’ll draw on the expertise of lecturers who have been awarded for their teaching excellence and media work, and internationally recognised for their leading research in bioscience. You’ll also combine the latest scientific knowledge and contemporary research methods in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

Explore the form and function of animals, their adaptions to the environment, interaction, physiology and evolution. Learning is through fieldwork, laboratory analysis, seminars, debates and lectures. Around 75% of assessment is by coursework, through consultancy reports, presentations, essays, scientific reports and practical tests with an emphasis on active research. Research opportunities are across the UK as well as dissertation projects overseas. Recent projects have included examining turtles in Mexico, bats in Ghana and marine ecology in Abu Dhabi.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C190
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
100%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14700 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Animal Biology at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS