Nottingham Trent University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Zoology is a fundamental biological discipline that forms the basis of many applied animal science subjects. You will explore the animal kingdom and study a range of topics such as physiology, genetics, evolution, ecology, animal behaviour and data interpretation along with animal taxonomy and phylogenetics. Your learning will explore the various adaptations of evolution, including natural selection and the associated DNA coding. You will look at hierarchical organisation, from molecules to cells, to tissues to organisms, to populations to ecosystems. You will also be trained in the identification of a significant range of species using a variety of methods. Furthermore, you will learn to manage and handle taxonomic data and apply your findings to the broader issues of conservation.

Course details


Year One

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Pathogen Biology
  • Animal Reproduction and Genetics
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Fundamentals of Taxonomy
Year Two
  • Animal Genetics
  • Physiology of Behaviour
  • Research Skills
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Biology of Host Parasite Relationships
Final year
  • Zoology in the Field
  • Animal Cognition and Behaviour
  • Zoology Applications and Advances
  • Anthrozoology
  • Aquatic Zoology
  • Dissertation
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:

  • Year 1

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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 2022 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2021 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.
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