Zoo Biology (with foundation year) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

This course is an integrated foundation degree, where you'll progress onto our BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology course, once you successfully complete your foundation year. Our integrated foundation degrees offer a unique gateway to our BSc courses for those who currently don't meet the degree-level entry criteria. The foundation year acts as a launch pad, supporting you with the transition to university learning. Anticipate a year filled with the development of robust study skills, increased confidence in tackling intricate problems, and the cultivation of independent learning. Rest assured, by the end of this transformative year, you'll emerge well-prepared for the exhilarating challenges that await you at degree level. About the BSc course This course represents a unique opportunity for you to study a wider range of species than those covered in traditional animal science degrees. Your learning will focus on the biology of exotic species, namely non-domestic and non-UK wildlife. Your lectures will cover major scientific principles, including anatomy and physiology, behaviour, genetics, ecology and nutrition. You’ll apply these principles to the management and conservation of zoo species.


Year One - Foundation Biology - Laboratory Skills - Science in Practice - Field Skills - Preparing for Success Year Two - Animal Physiology - Animal Husbandry - Animal Behaviour - Nutrition Principles - Animal Reproduction and Genetics - Animal Health and Disease Year Three - Animal Cognition and Training - Priorities for Modern Zoos - Physiology of Behaviour - Research Skills - Animal Nutritional Health - Zoo Conservation Genetics Final year - Zoo Biology Field Course - Welfare Science - Dissertation - Anthrozoology and (pick one): - Adaptive Physiology - Advanced Animal Nutrition Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Tuition fees for 2025 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2024 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Zoo Biology (with foundation year) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS