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Zoology [with Foundation Year] Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our four-year Society of Biology-recognised course is ideal if you don’t have the qualifications for our BSc (Hons) in Zoology. The foundation year gives you a really good grounding in science, and then you’ll join our BSc course. After that, the world’s your oyster (or zebra, lynx or yak).

Zoology studies animals, ranging from invertebrate biology to vertebrate physiology, ecology and behaviour. It’s connected to subjects like cell biology and genetics. You could specialise in areas such as animal behaviour, wildlife biology or ecology and conservation.

In your foundation year you’ll cover a broad range of subjects including biology, chemistry and maths, helping you to prepare for higher-level study. You’ll then move on to the first year of our BSc (Hons) in Zoology.

Field work is an important part of zoology. It’s a practical subject and we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to learn and practise both in the lab and the field. In your third year you’ll take a week-long field trip to north Devon to experience both marine and terrestrial zoology, the costs of which are included in your course fees. On our optional field trips you might experience rutting red deer on the island of Rum; marine biology in Scotland; world-class zoos in the Netherlands; wildlife and ecology in Africa; and diving and marine biology overseas. You’ll need to pay for these optional trips.

Cambridge is a world centre for wildlife conservation, with several significant international organisations based here. You’ll have opportunities to attend lectures and visit specialist museums and libraries in the city. If you’re interested in captive animal behaviour, you can access the facilities at the College of West Anglia, Cambridge.

Our Zoology course is recognised by the Society of Biology's degree-recognition scheme.

Course details

Modules

Year one, core modules

Biology of Cells Biomolecules Mathematics for Science Chemical Principles Physical Principles Physiology Biological Diversity Introduction to Evolution

Year two, core modules

Animal Form and Function Wildlife and Conservation Biomeasurement Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare Animal Behaviour Research Ecology Evolution and Biodiversity Introduction to Marine Biology

Year three, core modules

Being a Biologist Field Skills in Biology Invertebrate Biology Vertebrate Biology Principles of Genetics and Evolution

Year three, optional modules

Marine and Terrestrial Communities Evolution of Behaviour BioGIS Parasitology Biological Oceanography

Year four, core modules

Wildlife Conservation Mammalogy Undergraduate Project

Year four, optional modules

Advanced Approaches in Animal Management Zoos and Zoo Animal Management Biogeography Behavioural Ecology Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour Countryside Management Population Ecology and Wildlife Management Practical Marine Biology Tropical Ecology and Management

Assessment method

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress. Besides exams, these include essays, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, debates, classroom- or laboratory-based tests, and reviews of scientific papers.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C301
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade D, or above, (or equivalent) plus evidence of having attempted two years of post GCSE study at level 3.

Students who have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), will be exempt from the two year post GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold 5 GCSEs (as stated above).

Students without English as their first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognized by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/zoology-with-foundation-year

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/help-with-finances/uk-eu-undergraduate#tuitionfees 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

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