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Zoology with Ornithology (with Placement) MZool

Bangor University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Zoology - MZool

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Zoology is literally all about animals. Students receive a thorough grounding in general zoology, exploring the diversity of animal form and function, and the evolution and ecology of the major animal groups. Through a series of individual modules, which offer an element of choice, students, will cover both invertebrate and vertebrate zoology and consider applied aspects such as parasitology, and the interaction between animals and their environment. We offer several opportunities to carry out field studies, both home and abroad, and to work in a research laboratory. Our aim is to provide you with sound and broad zoological training that covers both pure and applied aspects of animal life. The provision of a diversity of laboratory and field zoology experience is an important component of the course, as is the acquisition of transferable skills (data analysis, group work, presentational and writing skills, IT skills). You will not only enjoy the resources expected of a modern centre of animal biology but will also benefit from the proximity of an exceptional range of terrestrial, marine and freshwater habitats where field work, which is an integral part of the degree is conducted. We are unusual among British universities in having our own substantial Zoology Museum, and being part of the Environment Centre Wales, which is a partnership venture between Bangor University and the Natural Environment Research Council’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). The School of Natural Sciences also has marine and freshwater aquaria, a research farm, botanical gardens, and a pigeon loft. Birds have had a high profile as model organisms in zoology, and are the focus of growing conservation concern due to the alarming decline of many species. This means that we require a new generation of professional scientists with specialised knowledge and skills relating to these animals, and also a broad zoological background. This course combines traditional zoology with an emphasis upon avian biology and diversity, and is delivered along with aspects of conservation management and practices. Students have the opportunity to undertake a field trip with an ornithological focus at the beginning of the second year. Bangor is a UK centre of research excellence in ornithology, with three full-time faculty specialising in avian evolution, behaviour, physiology and conservation, and many other staff who have ornithological interests. We also benefit from expert input to this degree from the Wales office for the British Trust for Ornithology, which is located within Bangor University. Students on the Masters pathway will have additionally have the opportunity to conduct an extended research project in the field of Zoology with Ornithology with access to expertise in the area and with the opportunity to work within a research environment.The placement year provides you with a fantastic opportunity to broaden your horizons and develop valuable skills and contacts through working with an organization relevant to your degree subject. Previous and current students have worked with a wide variety of placement providers, ranging from private companies to educational organizations, charities, government authorities and non-governmental organizations. Our students who have undertaken a placement year have highlighted how the experience has helped them to develop invaluable networks, confidence and life experience as well as subject knowledge and skills that have boosted their employability.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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UCAS Points : 128

Typical offer is based on a minimum 128 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g. • A Levels (including grade B in Biology) • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H6 in Biology)• BTEC National/Extended Diploma: DDM including merits in 4 Biology modules ** • City & Guilds Advanced Technical (1080) Extended Diploma: Distinction overall including 4 Biology modules ** • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma(1080- first awarded in 2019): DDM including 4 Biology modules ** • Access to HE in t

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University information

Bangor University

  • University League Table

    72nd

  • Campus address

    Bangor University, Bangor (Wales), LL57 2DG, Wales

International students receive a high level of support at Bangor. The university also offers generous scholarships.
Most of Bangor's degrees can be undertaken with a placement year or international experience to gain valuable employability skills.
To help develop students’ careers, many degrees are accredited by professional bodies of global repute.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    86th out of 103 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    125 55%

    54th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    97th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    49th

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