Applied Zoology (Level 6 only) at Cornwall College - UCAS

Cornwall College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Applied Zoology (Level 6 only)

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Course summary

Highly flexible content that allows you to tailor your degree around your own interests within the field of Zoology Understanding of our deep-rooted connexions and interactions with animals and the environment is essential to tackling the challenges faced by modern society. The BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology prepares students to take on those challenges, equipping students with the skills needed across a broad range of career paths. Our graduates go on to be successful within the conservation and animal care sector as well as postgraduate study. This course provides students with a relevant foundation degree or HND to ‘top-up’ to gain a full BSc (Hons) bachelor's degree. The programme has been designed to run as either a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme. The course content allows students to develop their own academic profile through optional modules and research project choices. This gives students a high level of autonomy and flexibility, allowing them to tailor the programme to their own interests and expected career path. This flexible approach makes this course ideal for students coming from a wide range of backgrounds within the general field of zoology, animal management, ecology and conservation. Modules cover a range of subjects including wildlife conservation, animal behaviour, impacts of disease and science communication. The programme has been designed to develop skills and knowledge which are highly relevant to any future employment path, equipping graduates with knowledge relevant to environmental sustainability of society and business. With the increasing environmental challenges faced by society, this top-up degree is highly relevant and intends to produce well-rounded graduates capable of applying balanced and critical thought and who consider conservation and sustainability at the heart of decision-making. Assessment Assessments are varied to help students develop a wide range of transferrable skills, but may include: reports, essays, presentations, posters, podcasts and video presentations, tests and exams. All students undertake an Honours research project which allows them to specialise in an area of research of particular interest to them. Progression Graduates from this programme are well-equipped to go directly into employment in a range of roles within the zoological and conservation sectors. For example, within organisations such as Wildlife Trusts, RSPB, Woodlands Trust, Natural England or the Environment Agency, international NGOs. Types of roles may include: Communications or Education Officer, Wildlife or Development Officer, Community Engagement Officer, Wildlife or Reserve Warden, Project Officer or Manager, Advisor or Consultant Ecologist, Environment Officer, Research Technician, Field Researcher. Alternatively, graduates may often choose to move onto postgraduate study (some example progression routes are illustrated below. • PGCE or CertEd • MSc Zoo Conservation Biology at University of Plymouth • MSc Sustainable Environmental Management at University of Plymouth • MSc Conservation & Biodiversity at the University of Exeter • MSc Conservation Science & Policy at the University of Exeter Cornwall College University Centre offers a unique and fulfilling university experience with small class sizes, allowing for personal attention from tutors and a strong sense of community among students. The wrap-around support provided ensures that students receive the necessary guidance and resources to excel in their studies, while studying alongside likeminded individuals who share their passion for vocational technical skills. Located in one of the most beautiful and natural parts of the country, students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the stunning surroundings while developing practical skills that set them apart in the job market.


Indicative Modules Year 1, Full-time study (1 year): - Applications of Zoology - Honours Project. Options (choose three): - Current Issues in Animal Behaviour - Wildlife Conservation - Communicating Zoology - Zoology & Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems - Impacts of Disease. Part-time study (2 years), Year 1: - Options (choose three): - Current Issues in Animal Behaviour - Wildlife Conservation - Communicating Zoology - Zoology & Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems - Impacts of Disease. Year 2: - Applications of Zoology - Honours Project.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

For applicants who require a visa to study in the UK, The Cornwall College Group does not have a visa sponsor licence and therefore unable to accept an application

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

240 credits from a relevant foundation degree, DipHE or HND.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £10000 Year 1
Channel Islands £10000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Applied Zoology (Level 6 only) at Cornwall College - UCAS