Focus on the scientific study of animals, from physiology to ecology and conservation, on this course accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. New technology is contributing to the continual advancement of zoology and it's an exciting time to study such a dynamic course. Expert academics will deliver your teaching, with experience working at the forefront of research in subjects ranging from conservation to immunology. This cutting-edge research inspires a diverse and exciting range of optional modules, spanning disciplines from animal behaviour to gene manipulation. You'll access outstanding facilities to enhance your studies, including modern labs and lecture theatres. There is a focus on practical learning and lab experience throughout the course, with opportunities to engage in field work from year one. Through your third-year research project, you'll also gain valuable practical research experience and specialist insight into an area you're particularly interested in. The integrated masters (MSci) version of this course provides you with additional research experience, preparing you for your future career or further postgraduate study.
There are a range of optional modules to choose from in every year of the course. You will study these alongside core modules. The first year provides a broad introduction to zoology and biology. You'll study to the biology of animals and the biochemical, evolutionary and genetic processes that underlie their biology. In the second year, more advanced modules are available in topics such as parasitology, ecology, immunology, and evolutionary biology of animals. You'll work on a practical research project in the third year, as well as selecting optional modules. The research project allows you to carry out your own zoological investigation, alongside expert research scientists. If you choose to study the integrated masters (MSci), you’ll complete a year-long research project in your fourth year. This could be lab- or literature-based.
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
Zoology is one of the progression pathways for our Science with a Foundation Year course. Requirements for progression are: Foundation Biological Science - 55% Foundation Chemistry - 55% Overall pass - 40%
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 6.0 in any element|
|TOEFL (iBT)||87||Minimum of 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.