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Zoology (with Placement year) Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Immerse yourself in the lives and behaviour of animals on our Royal Society of Biology-recognised degree. You’ll study in a world-renowned centre of wildlife conservation, and get practical skills in our laboratories that you can apply on a range of field trips in the UK and abroad. This course has been validated to include an optional placement year in industry.

If you’re interested in a career exploring and understanding the lives of animals, you’ll be in good company – alongside Charles Darwin, Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall and David Attenborough.

Zoology is closely connected to subjects such as cell biology and genetics. You could choose to specialise in areas such as animal behaviour, wildlife biology or ecology and conservation.

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 second 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 becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, with Fauna and Flora International, Birdlife International and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre 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 course is recognised by the Royal Society of Biology's degree-recognition scheme.

Course details

Modules

Year one, 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 two, core modules

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

Year two, optional modules

Marine and Terrestrial Communities Evolution of Behaviour BioGIS Parasitology Biological Oceanography

Year three, core modules

Wildlife Conservation Mammalogy Undergraduate Major Project

Year three, 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 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 C303
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
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Biology.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

2020 entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when Apply opens for the exact requirements.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic Level - with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised 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

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 Please note the fee for the placement year is £1250 2019 International Fees are to be confirmed

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