University of Chester

Zoology (including a Foundation Year) University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate

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Zoology involves the study of biodiversity, ecology and human society in order to protect and manage species, habitats and ecosystems. The course aims to provide you with a wide skillset, and cover both local and global conservation issues whilst encouraging both a theoretical and applied approach to the subject.

Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so. The Foundation Year may also be of interest to mature students who have been out of formal education for an extended period of time or who wish to change their academic field of study.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

We are keen to use a variety of assessment methods, and your learning will be assessed by a combination of coursework (including essays, reports and presentations) practical reports and examinations. The examinations vary but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, data handling questions and practical assessments.


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 5C28
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level must include grade C in one of the following subjects at A level: Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Applied Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Applied Science/Animal Management
Access to HE Diploma Access Diploma - Pass overall
Scottish Higher CCCC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4, H4, H4

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


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

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester
CH1 4BJ


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300