Applied Bioscience and Zoology BSc (Hons)

University of the West of Scotland

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Full-time | Lanarkshire Campus | 4 Years | 07-SEP-20
  • Full-time | Lanarkshire Campus | 4 Years | 07-SEP-20
  • Full-time | Paisley Campus | 5 Years | 07-SEP-20

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    10 (Biological Sciences)
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

This programme equips you with the skills to pursue a career within zoological sciences, in roles such as countryside ranger, pest control professional, zoo keeper, or within the fish farming industry or research and teaching.It covers a range of topics including the zoological specialisms of animal behaviour, aquatic ecology, conservation, entomology and pest management. A key feature of this programme is the amount of field work undertaken. There are a number of day trips and a residential marine biology field trip in Year 3.A work-related learning module is also available in Year 3. Students have undertaken placements at organisations such as Blair Drummond Safari Park, Amazonia and Scottish SPCA.Graduates are eligible for membership of the Royal Society of Biology. Many of our UWS graduates have jobs that require detailed zoological knowledge including countryside rangers, pest control professionals, zoo keepers and environmental impact assessors. They have also pursued careers in research and teaching. 97% STUDENT SATISFACTION NATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY 2016

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  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a dynamic, modern university that ensures its graduates are ready to meet the demands of their chosen profession. The university's four West of Scotland campuses are within easy reach of some of Scotland's most amazing scenery, as well as close to the exciting cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh; and the UWS London campus is in the heart of one of the world's most bustling cities.


Lanarkshire Campus


Eco Campus, Stephenson Place Hamilton International Technology Park


G72 0LH