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Zoology (with integrated foundation year) BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Wildlife is an important part of all our lives. If you have a passion for learning about animals, this exciting hands-on course will prepare you for a future defending the planet.Zoology covers all aspects of animal biology and, as such, covers a fascinating range of often highly diverse topics. The modern zoologist needs to be the master of many disciplines. Our degree course has been designed by professional zoologists with a real understanding of what the world needs from zoologists.**Course Overview**Our hands-on course provides an understanding of wildlife monitoring techniques using professional equipment and covers a broad range of topics including evolution, ecology and conservation.During your time with us you will have the opportunity to explore the local area and the many habitats it offers. Such as the Eden River basin (close to our Carlisle Campus), The Lake District National Park and our wonderful Cumbrian coastline. We spend a substantial amount of time on our modules teaching you within the local habitats we have on our doorstep and where possible we choose to deliver experiential learning outdoors.* Subject to Covid-19 Social Distancing Restrictions.**On this course you will**- There is a strong practical component to our modules and an emphasis on skills to enhance employment.- Cumbria's unique natural environment for learning about wildlife provides a range of different habitats that are close enough to visit in a short walk or day trip.- Our facilities are modern and well equipped, for example our teaching laboratories.- As we are one of the newest universities in the country our programme is designed with the most relevant key issues in zoology at its heart.- You’ll study a diverse range of modules that expertly weave together and map directly to our subject. None of the modules are inappropriately squeezed in from programmes that we already run.**What You Will Learn**You’ll gain an understanding of wildlife monitoring techniques using professional kit, and cover a broad range of topics including evolution, ecology and conservation, with visits to a variety of habitats. Our strong links with animal and wildlife organisations provide excellent work placement opportunities, which means you could be studying anything from brown bears and snow leopards to sharks and dolphins.. There will be plenty of opportunity for voluntary work alongside organisations such as Cumbria Wildlife Trust, boosting your CV and giving you hands-on experience across a range of species including butterflies, adders and birds. Our practical focused course will equip you with not only the knowledge, but the real skills and confidence to be a great zoologist.**Year one**- Essential University Skills 1- Essential Biology- Scientific Investigation- Essential University Skills 2- Essential Chemistry- Environmental Sciences**Year Two**- Vertebrate Zoology- Invertebrate Zoology- Ecology for Zoologists- Animal Form and Function- Animal Conservation Practice- Core Zoology**Year Three**- Exploring Research- Zoological Monitoring Techniques- Animal Behaviour- Evolution and Biogeography- British Wildlife- Applied Zoology**Year Four**- Dissertation- Professional Skills in Zoology- Behavioural Ecology- Entomology and Parasitology (Optional)- Behavioural Applications for Conservation (Optional)- Population and Community Ecology (Optional)

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 8,760per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    94th out of 100 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    119 54%

    52nd

    35
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    86th

    77

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