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Course summary

Overview Our Zoology degree has a strong practical emphasis, designed to prepare you for an exciting career in animal biology. This applied approach also gives you the opportunity to develop a range of skills and expertise to boost your graduate employability. From evolution to animal behaviour, our course explores the fascinating fields of the animal kingdom and natural world. You'll learn about the fundamentals of animal biology, from the functioning of a single cell right up to the processes that control reproduction and survival in complex organisms.  Our modules also reflect some of the major challenges facing society today, including the environment, global agriculture and international economic dynamics. Key features

  • Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom: from single cells up to the processes that control reproduction and survival in the most complex organisms
  • Shape a degree to suit you - build a firm foundation in core principles, whilst selecting from a wide range of optional modules. These include human origins, genomics and invertebrate biology
  • Take Animal Biology somewhere it has never been before with your independent study. Past studies have looked at DNA extractions from faeces of the Western Lowland Gorilla, the effect of raptors on roosting behaviour of waders, and the distribution and abundance of snakes in degraded forests in Madagascar
  • Expand your studies with a fascinating Joint Honours degree pathway - study Animal Biology alongside Ecology or Physical Geography
Learn more about the course at our Open Days Visiting us is the best way to get a feel for student life at the University of Worcester. You'll find out more about the course at our subject specific talks, and have the opportunity speak to staff, students and recent graduates about what it’s really like to study at Worcester. Book your place at www.worcester.ac.uk/open-days Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • Worcester rose to become the number one English university (excluding specialist institutions) for sustained employment, further study, or both, three and five years after graduation in the 2022 Government-published Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey, having been in the top 10 in 2020 and 2021. 96% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2022).
  • The University of Worcester has been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in the Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings every year since its inception in 2019. The University has also been ranked in the top 5 in the UK for Gender Equality in all years of the rankings and currently holds the number one spot (2023).
  • Worcester is a leader in sustainability and has been awarded First Class Honours in the People and Planet Green League each and every year since 2009. In 2019, the University was named Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards and was Highly Commended in the global awards at the UN.

Modules

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Assessment method

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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D350
Institution code:
W80
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
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Fees and funding

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Biological Sciences (Zoology with Foundation Year) at University of Worcester - UCAS