University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Zoology involves the study of biodiversity, ecology and human society in order to protect and manage species, habitats and ecosystems. The course aims to provide you with a wide skill set, and covers both local and global conservation issues while encouraging both a theoretical and applied approach to the subject. This course offers great opportunities for those interested in nature conservation, in understanding how ecosystems function or in becoming part of a global scientific community. Our staff have both national and international experience, and use this when delivering teaching. Within our Department, we currently have specialist expertise in a number of growing areas of conservation science, and may combine conservation knowledge with other areas to improve conservation research and teaching.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
We are keen to use a variety of assessment methods, and your learning will be assessed by a combination of coursework (including essays, reports and presentations) practical reports and examinations. The examinations vary but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, data handling questions and practical assessments.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BCC - BBC||112 UCAS points from GCE A Levels or equivalent. Typical offer - BCC/BBC The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||BTEC Extended Diploma (Applied Science or Animal Management): DMM BTEC Diploma (Applied Science or Animal Management): D*D*|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE Diploma (in Science), to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||Grades BBBB including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology|
Please note that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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