Zoology involves the study of animal anatomy, evolution, ecology and physiology - helping us understand animal behaviour and identify ways to improve animal welfare. This course gives our students an unrivalled opportunity to study modules in a range of natural environments including the Gower Peninsula. With its diverse habitats and an array of wildlife species including adders, otters and orchids, Gower is a uniquely rich site for students to study . You will spend the third of your four years on an industrial placement, putting your skills into practice and greatly enhancing your employability. Why Swansea?
- Biosciences is ranked 7th in the UK for Research Excellence and 2nd in the UK for the quality of our research publications [Research Excellence Framework 2014-2021]
- We are ranked 3rd in the UK for Student Experience by The Times Good University Guide 2021
- We're 4th in the UK for Overall Satisfaction (NSS 2021)
Year 1: Areas studied typically include: animal diversity, form and function; cellular and microbial biology; marine and terrestrial ecology and animal behaviour; molecular and evolutionary biology; plants and algae – diversity, form and function; and core skills for Bioscientists. Year 2: Areas studied typically include: animal behaviour in conservation and welfare; entomology; animal physiology; cell and immunobiology; ecological microbiology and the cycles of life; ichthyology; marine invertebrates; molecular ecology; marine ecosystems; parasitology; plant ecology; terrestrial vertebrates; field zoology (residential Pembrokeshire). You will spend Year 3 on an industrial placement, putting your skills into practice and greatly enhancing your employability. Year 4: Areas studied typically include: animal personality: physiology, behaviour and evolution; biodiversity; biological control of invertebrate pests; collective animal behaviour; ecology of marine animals; mammalian carnivore ecology and conservation; phylogeny and macroevolution.
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars and discussion groups supported by practical classes and field courses. You will be assessed through a variety of methods, including examinations, coursework and a practical research project.
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- Year 1
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