Wildlife is an important part of all our lives. If you have a passion for learning about animals, animal care and animal management, and are wondering how to become a zoologist, this exciting and hands-on BSc Zoology course will prepare you for a future defending the planet. Zoology covers all aspects of animal biology and, as such, a fascinating range of often highly diverse topics. The modern zoologist needs to be the master of many disciplines. Our zoology degree course has been designed by professional zoologists with a real understanding of what the world needs and, likewise, what you need to study to launch your career in zoology. Course Overview Our hands-on zoology 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. On this zoology degree, you spend a substantial amount of time learning 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, helping prepare you for becoming a zoologist following your university studies.
- Experience Cumbria's unique natural environment for learning about wildlife, which provides a range of different habitats that are close enough to visit in a short walk or day trip.
- Enjoy a zoology degree designed with the most relevant key issues in zoology at its heart, as we are one of the newest universities in the country.
- Make use of our modern and well-equipped facilities, for example our teaching laboratories.
- Study zoology with 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.
- There is a strong practical component to our modules and an emphasis on skills to enhance employment.
- 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.
- Our facilities are modern and well equipped, for example our teaching laboratories.
- As we are one of the newest universities in the country our programme is designed with the most relevant key issues in zoology at its heart.
- You’ll 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.
- Essential University Skills 1
- Essential Biology
- Scientific Investigation
- Essential University Skills 2
- Essential Chemistry
- Environmental Sciences
- Vertebrate Zoology
- Invertebrate Zoology
- Ecology for Zoologists
- Animal Form and Function
- Animal Conservation Practice
- Core Zoology
- Exploring Research
- Zoological Monitoring Techniques
- Animal Behaviour
- Evolution and Biogeography
- British Wildlife
- Applied Zoology
- Professional Skills in Zoology
- Behavioural Ecology
- Entomology and Parasitology (Optional)
- Behavioural Applications for Conservation (Optional)
- Population and Community Ecology (Optional)
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:
GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4. If you are over 21 and returning to study after being in relevant employment for a minimum of 3 years and do not meet the published entry requirements for Year 1 of our degree courses, please do not assume you are not qualified to join us. Our experienced Admissions and Academic staff will review your prior qualifications and professional experience to support your application. The Integrated Foundation Year programmes support your return to education and are specifically designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree but may not have all the necessary qualifications, skills or experience to join the degree in Year 1. Contact our Course Enquiries Team for more information.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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