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Zoology with Professional Experience BSc (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Zoology is the science of animals. Whether you’re passionate about one group of animals, or love the subject, our enthusiastic academics will help you get the most out of this degree.

Many other universities offer a one-size-fits-all shared first year to all students from ecologists to biochemists, but at Reading you will study animals from day one. You will have the opportunity to build up field experience and select optional modules to follow your specific interests in this vast and fascinating area of study. We received an overall student satisfaction score of 92% for BSc Zoology in the National Student Survey, 2020.

You study animal life at all levels, from the simplest forms through to birds and mammals. You will learn about populations and ecosystems, animal behaviour, evolution, biodiversity and conservation.

Placement

All our degrees offer placement opportunities, both as a one-year option or as a summer module. Students receive help and training to find the ideal placement for them.

Career

Our Zoology graduates enter a wide variety of careers in the biological sciences, including jobs in conservation, animal welfare, education, consultancy, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, the civil service and other public bodies such as local government conservation units and animal charities. Overall, 90% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 2016/17).

This may require some form of postgraduate training (PGCE, MSc, PhD), and we run two very successful MSc courses: Wildlife Management and Conservation, and Species Identification and Survey Skills.

As numerate scientists, our zoology graduates have many transferable skills that prepare them for any animal-based or biological career, or employment in a much wider range of sectors. Our graduates work in conservation, animal welfare, education, wildlife management, ecotourism, consultancy, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, the civil service and other public bodies such as local government conservation units and animal charities.

All our graduates are eligible for membership of the Society of Biology and can apply for Chartered Biologist status.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,830per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

A level Biology and one other science at grade B. Acceptable Science subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Statistics, Psychology, Geography, Environmental Studies, Applied Science, Geology.

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University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 21,000 students from around 165 countries.
Reading is just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    123 54%

    57th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    83rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    33rd

    56

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