Harper Adams University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Applied Zoology (Extended) (with Placement)

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Course summary

Extended degree programmes are a means of accessing degree study should you not meet the entry requirements for honours degree programmes. These five-year courses replace some of our former foundation degree and extended foundation degree programmes. Candidates will be assessed at the end of their first year of study and progress to either an ordinary degree (BSc) or Honours Degree (BSc Hons). Zoologists are scientists who study animals, from the largest mammals to the smallest insects. Understanding them and their communities gives an insight into both human and animal life and how they can be sustained in the face of global challenges, from climate change to food security. Here at Harper Adams, you’ll study whole organisms, not just species at the molecular level. You’ll look at animals’ physiology, behaviour, and how they interact with other species and their environments, in order to preserve important habitats and manage wildlife in light of climate change. Zoologists help protect endangered species and wildlife from the dangers of habitat loss, disease, invasive species, and climate change, and to protect and learn more about human life in the process. You’ll study a wide range of species from farm livestock to companion animals and exotics, to UK wildlife such as insects, with a strong emphasis on field and laboratory work – both skills in demand by employers. Your lecturers are animal scientists, entomologists, conservationists, environmental specialists, veterinarians and many more highly experienced staff. 5 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A four year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.

Course details

Modules

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201165/applied-zoology

Assessment method

There will be summative assessed course work throughout the programme, and you will receive written feedback on all course work to help you improve. End-of-module assessments will take place in May/June of each academic year. Course work may be reports, presentations or portfolios, produced individually or in a team.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
XD05
Institution code:
H12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/access.cfm

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201165/applied-zoology

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Interviews will take place either on campus or virtually taking into account any Covid-19 restrictions or government advice in place at the time.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
86%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
97%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £11250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11250 Year 1

Additional fee information

This 5 year course consists of 4 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year (£11,250 for International students) with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (£3300 for International students).
Applied Zoology (Extended) (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS