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Zoology with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

Course description

This hands-on course, including fieldwork and placement opportunities, will give you the intellectual and practical skills needed to understand the complexities of the animal kingdom, such as behaviour, ecology, conservation and genetics.

  • Fieldwork opportunities in the UK and overseas - the costs of mandatory trips are included in your course fee
  • Facilities include an Aquatic Research Facility, glasshouse, insectary, and specialist laboratories - take a virtual tour
  • Tailor to your career ambitions through a range of modules
  • Learn from research-active lecturers - current research includes coral reef conservation, the evolution of primate behaviour, and climate change
  • The content of this course is aligned to the priorities of global initiatives, like the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • This course was one of the first of its kind in the country to receive accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology - we also have accredited degree pathway status from the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
  • Gain practical experience through placements and internships with our partner organisations

Careers

Completing a research placement at Birmingham's National Sea Life Centre was an incredibly strong and positive addition to my studies at the University of Derby. It really helped develop my CV, enhanced my PhD applications and gave me a head start in my career pathway." Ben Mcilwaine, BSc (Hons) Zoology graduate

Our focus is on ensuring you develop strong intellectual, technical and personal skills to build an impressive CV and meet the needs of employers. With opportunities for internships, volunteering and placements, our hands-on approach to study will ensure you’re ready for the world of work.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in areas such as:

  • Zoos and wildlife parks
  • Wildlife trusts
  • RSPCA
  • Environment Agency
  • Veterinary practices
  • Conservation
  • Teaching
  • Scientific Civil Service

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    96th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    90th out of 100 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    116 52%

    59th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    46.0 46%

    90th

    16
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    9th

    47

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