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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our three-year Zoology degree will provide you with in-depth training and a thorough understanding of all aspects of animal life.

Course overview

This Zoology BSc Honours degree focuses on developing your scientific knowledge and provides a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of zoology. This ensures you graduate prepared for a role in this varied field.

With a combination of both laboratory and field-based teaching, you'll learn and perfect the skills required to succeed in zoology.

Our zoology degree shares its first-year programme with biology and ensures you gain a thorough understanding across a range of topics in zoology and biology. You'll select from modules such as: ecology and conservation, genetics and evolution, diversity of life: form and function.

Teaching methods

You'll be taught via a combination of methods, including:

  • lectures
  • lab work
  • field work
  • seminars
  • tutor group sessions

Our field and lab based modules provide you with a firm basis to build practical experiences that enhance the scientific skills expected of a biology graduate.

Your future

Our zoology degree equips you with a wide range of skills to ensure you have many career opportunities available to you.

92% of zoology graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing this degree, and many have found work in commercial or medical laboratory positions, conservation work and animal care as well as choosing to study in more specialist areas such as:

  • biomedical science
  • conservation
  • animal behaviour
  • environmental consultancy

Application deadline

25 January

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB

Including Biology and normally another science-related subject from: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Psychology, Environmental Science or Geology. General Studies is excluded. Chemistry is preferred at A or AS level, but not essential. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. GCSE Mathematics minimum grade B or 6 if not offered at A or AS level.


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University information

Newcastle University

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  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Newcastle University is a global leader in ageing and health, data, energy, cities, and the creative arts.
Dedicated teams support students during application, before arrival and as they settle into life in the UK.
Degree programmes shaped by strong links with multinational businesses and opportunities for professional accreditation and placements.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    143 64%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    57.0 57%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%



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