Our strong links with animal and wildlife organisations provide excellent work placement opportunities, which means you could be studying anything from brown bears to snow leopards to dolphins. With plenty of opportunities for volunteering alongside organisations such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust, your CV will gain the competitive edge it needs to stay ahead. Course Overview You’ll gain an understanding of wildlife monitoring techniques using professional kit, and cover a broad range of topics including evolution, ecology and conservation, with visits to a variety of habitats. There will be plenty of opportunity for voluntary work alongside organisations such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust, boosting your CV and giving you hands-on experience across a range of species including butterflies, adders and birds. Our practical focused course will equip you with not only the knowledge, but the real skills and confidence to be a great zoologist. On this course you will...
- Explore local nature reserves, rivers and woodland just a stones throw from the university. Develop practical skills with first-hand experience.
- Access to state of the art labs on campus, a great place to collaborate with coursemates, learn about animals and work with top-quality equipment.
- Benefit from industry links that provide students with placement opportunities across Cumbria.
- Benefit from practical demonstrations, visits, and feedback from professionals.
- Have a place within the zoology society that meets weekly to assist in local conservation initiatives and discuss current concerns regarding zoology.
Year one - Compulsory Modules: Vertebrate Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, Ecology for Zoologists, Animal Form and Function, Animal Conservation Practice, Core Zoology. Year two - Compulsory Modules: Exploring Research, Zoological Monitoring Techniques, Animal Behaviour, Evolution and Biogeography, British Wildlife, Applied Zoology, Placement Qualificatory Unit. Year three - Compulsory Modules: Dissertation, Professional Skills in Zoology, Behavioural Ecology. Optional Modules (Subject to availability and demand): Entomology and Parasitology, Behavioural Applications for Conservation, Population and Community Ecology. Year four - With Placement: Qualificatory Practice Unit: Academic/Vocational Placement.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C/4
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|