Zoology is all about animals, whether you just want to understand them better or work to protect the amazing biodiversity of this planet.
This course focuses on a blend of laboratory and field-based practical teaching, as we recognise the need to work across disciplinary boundaries to solve global issues.
You’ll control the emphasis of your studies with opportunities to focus on species that interest you across a range of contexts including conservation, ecology, behaviour, evolution, environmental management, physiology, cell biology and genetics – allowing you to build a course to suit your passions and ambitions.
Our research has global impact on the planet and the people on it, which makes for a wide choice of final-year projects, with particular specialisms in the evolution of behaviour and the monitoring, management, and conservation of wildlife.
Learning in the field is an integral part of the course and there are lots of opportunities for residential field trips in the UK and abroad. Recent overseas trips have included Mallorca, Malaysia and Brazil.
Excellent teaching is highly valued here. Our academics include three winners of the Royal Society of Biology’s Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award. You’ll learn in a friendly, supportive learning environment, where our lecturers love what they do. You’ll be allocated an academic tutor who’ll support your progress towards your aspirations.
Our degrees are built around skills requested by bioscience employers, including genomic technologies, field survey techniques, GIS, and science communication skills. You can also learn to dive as part of your degree. Choose our Dive Training module and become a PADI-certified Advanced Open Water Diver (extra fee may be payable).