University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

By studying an undergraduate Zoology degree at the University of Leeds, you’ll have the opportunity to play a part in understanding how animals interact with their environment, how organisms play a part in various ecosystems, and how we can try and avoid damaging the wildlife of the world. Our integrated Masters offers you an additional year of specialist training. You’ll study Masters-level topics, carry out an extended research project and have the chance to study savannah ecology and conservation in Kenya. Zoology is the study of animals at all levels, from their evolutionary origins, molecular and cellular biology to their behaviour, ecology and evolution. There are many global challenges such as food security, invasive species and biodiversity conservation that are affecting the planet and with the study of Zoology, you will learn practical skills that can help address these real-world issues. Course highlights

  • Zoology achieved 91% student satisfaction (NSS 2020).
  • Field course options including marine zoology in Pembrokeshire, Mediterranean ecology in Spain and African ecology in South Africa.
  • Conduct a research project or mini-research project during every year of your degree.
  • Extensive practical work with modules such as detecting invasive species where we use cutting-edge molecular techniques to identify cryptic species and ask fundamental questions in evolution and conservation.
  • Taught by world-class researchers in Social Insect Biology, Freshwater Ecology, Conservation Science, Marine Ecology and Animal Evolution.
  • Research-led advanced topic modules in your final year cover topics as diverse as human genetics, conservation science, evolution and animal behaviour.

Course details

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course with an overall score of at least 65% in addition to the standard year 1 entry requirements below

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