Zoology (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree. Explore all aspects of animals, their ecology, evolution, behaviour, structure and management. Zoology involves the study of the structure and function of animals, biodiversity and ecology of ecosystems and conservation biology. This knowledge is essential in order to understand, protect and manage species, habitats and ecosystems. The course aims to provide you with a wide skillset, and covers both local and global terrestrial and aquatic zoological issues whilst encouraging both a theoretical and applied approach to the subject. This course offers great opportunities for those interested in environment and species management or in becoming part of the global scientific community. Our staff have both national and international practitioner and research experience, and use this when delivering teaching. You will be taught by lecturers with specialist expertise in a number of growing areas of conservation, behaviour and welfare science. And, as well as the national and international field course, there are further options for studying and researching abroad as part of your degree; recent research trips have included South Africa, the Philippines and Madagascar.


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

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.

Professional bodies

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

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Zoology (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS