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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Zoology is the science of animals and you will study the whole diversity of animal life, from tardigrades to elephants. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of how animals work, develop key lab skills in molecular biology, physiology, and cell biology that are sought after by employers and build fieldwork skills on two residential field trips. You'll also gain the expertise and skills to be a professional zoologist and work across a diverse range of professions or go on to further study. * Study the biology of animals in marine, terrestrial and freshwater aquatic habitats. A spectacular range of these habitats are right on our doorstep.* Gain a strong foundation in theoretical aspects of ecology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, evolution and genetics.* Develop high-level laboratory skills across animal biology in a wide range of taxa and habitats and gain key transferable skills that are sought after by employers.* Undertake in-depth field studies of animals, including residential courses in the UK and abroad that develop field techniques and familiarity with a wide range of ecosystems and fauna.* Undertake self-study throughout your course, using our well-equipped library and range of online scientific journals, as well as LABPlus, our unique laboratory and resource centre designed for science and engineering students.* Have the opportunity to boost your employability by taking a placement year between your second and final years of study, working in the industry, anywhere in the world – you can read more about this in the 'course details' section of this page.* Undertake an extended personal research project on a range of topics, often linked to ongoing staff research, in your final year.* Benefit from our strong links with external organisations such as the Wildlife Trusts, the Natural History Museums in London and Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium, the Field Studies Council, Whitley Wildlife Trust, the Donkey Sanctuary and Dartmoor National Park.* Explore a range of contemporary issues in zoology.

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

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

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The English Language Centre offers courses to help develop academic English language skills – both before (pre-sessional courses) and during students’ studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    41st out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    133 60%

    39th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69.0 69%

    51st

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    22nd

    15

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