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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Zoology programme is designed to provide you with the biological expertise to be a professional zoologist with a broad knowledge of animal biology. Key features are:• a strong foundation in theoretical aspects of ecology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, evolution and genetics;• high level practical and theoretical skills across animal biology in a wide range of taxa and habitats• in-depth field study of animals, including residential courses in the UK and abroad, that develop field techniques and familiarity with a wide range of ecosystems and fauna;• practical experience and skills development in analytical techniques employed by practitioners working within animal biology • the use of external organisations in modules such as the Wildlife Trusts, the Natural History Museums in London and Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium, the Field Studies Council, Whitley Wildlife Trust, Dartmoor National Park, the Donkey Sanctuary; • The opportunity to take a placement year at the end of the second year either in the UK or abroad and• opportunities to explore current contemporary issues in zoology;Staff at Plymouth have a wide range of Zoology expertise, therefore unlike many competitor programmes the degree will contain modules that focus on ‘animal biology’ across marine, terrestrial and freshwater aquatic habitats. A key feature of our programme will be our close access to all of those habitats

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 100 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 57%

    40th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    66th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    7th

    5

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