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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.


Year One

  • Animal Physiology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Pathogen Biology
  • Animal Reproduction and Genetics
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Fundamentals of Taxonomy
Year Two
  • Physiology of Behaviour
  • Research Skills
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Biology of Host Parasite Relationships
  • Zoological Specimens and Collections
Final year
  • Dissertation
  • Zoology in the Field
  • Animal Cognition and Behaviour
  • Zoology Applications and Advances
and (pick one):
  • Anthrozoology
  • Aquatic Zoology
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (50%), written exam (50%) Year 2 Coursework (66%), written exam (17%), practical (17%) Final Year Coursework (67%), practical (33%)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Zoology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS