Zoology incorporates the study of biology, ecology and biodiversity in order to better help manage and conserve the Earth's fragile ecosystems. The programme aims to provide you will a wide set of skills to enable you to approach contemparary challenges locally, nationally and globally. The programme provides a beautiful East Anglian setting in which to study both theory and apply techniques in practice. You will study alongside students on other HE programmes in land-based subjects and whilst broader at the outset over the course of the programme you will have to opportunity to make optional selections.
This BSc (Hons) Zoology is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to gain knowledge and understanding of the breadth of modern zoology within an academically challenging yet supportive environment. Our aim is to produce confident, knowledgeable and questioning graduates with the skills and experience needed for a wide range of careers.
Students will be expected to integrate information and concepts from the breadth of zoology, but will be given opportunities to develop specialist interests in their final year, as this will enhance their employability in certain sectors.
Teaching and learning methods will include and mix of conventional lectures and practical classes, which cover the core subject matter and technical skills, supported by tutorials and seminars which allow students to develop, analyse and present their own findings. Practical classes in the laboratory and/or field allow students to practice project management and data gathering, handling and interpretation skills. All students will have the opportunity to conduct some independent research in their final year research project, and will have opportunities to direct their curriculum at other points in the syllabus. A varied assessment diet has been designed to encourage and test the development of the skills and knowledge needed in their future careers. Students will be supported throughout their degree by a strong personal tutoring system.
This programme aims to equip students with skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to pursue graduate careers in the biological sciences or other areas requiring graduates with strong analytical, communication and enquiry skills. This will be achieved by providing students with an educational framework in which they can develop their knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles of zoology in a context where skills development is encouraged and supported as an integral part of the academic experience. Students will be encouraged to learn independently and to pursue areas they find particularly interesting in an enquiry-based approach.
In general terms, lectures will introduce key topics in the subject area and guide students’ independent study. Practical classes will allow students to develop laboratory skills and skills in fieldwork, surveying, data handling and processing, as well as to encounter at first hand the principles introduced in the lectures. Students will also develop their own interests through self-guided research skills, as library based study and background research and project work. Work will be presented as posters, reports and as oral presentations. Seminars and small group tutorials will be used to facilitate class discussion. There will be site visits and lectures by external specialists to provide opportunities to meet employed zoologists and employers of zoologists. Reference will be made to the practical application of principles and the development of graduate skills will be included in subject specific modules
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Easton Campus|
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
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||GCSE English, Maths and Science at Grade C/4|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8,500||Year 1|