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Lancaster University

Zoology

UCAS Code: C300

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

A level grade AB in two sciences from the following; Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Human Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

In a science related subject. We require majority of Distinctions in science subjects. Please contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Including 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including two science subjects at HL grade 6

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

To include sufficient science. We require Distinctions in majority of relevant science units. Please contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

UCAS Tariff

136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Zoology

Zoology is a science dedicated to the study of animal life, and our degree provides a range of modules covering the different elements from animal behaviour to cellular processes and physiology, and from taxonomy and the diversity of animal life to evolution. This broad range of modules gives you the flexibility to focus on the topics that interest you.

You will learn from our world-leading academics who bring their expertise into your lectures, practical work and small group tutorials. This will develop your understanding of the living world and how this knowledge can be applied to help address global environmental issues.

Practical work doesn't just take place in our state-of-the-art laboratories. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of our exciting field trips which include local excursions to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Bowland Fells, or residential trips to Doana National Park in south west Spain, which is home to a plethora of plant, bird and animal species, including the worlds most endangered cat, the Iberian lynx. You can visit some of the UK's last remaining natural habitats in rural Scotland, and witness a range of animals including red deer, osprey and golden eagles; or contribute to an expert-led study of the Rift Valley of Kenya, where you will evaluate the challenging balance between tropical conversation and human activity.

In first year you will learn about the broad foundations of the subject with additional options to study either another area of biology or a subject from a different science.

In Year two you will start to gain a deeper understanding of zoology at different levels as you begin to specialise in areas that interest you. Core modules include the study of evolution and vertebrate biology, and you will develop your research techniques in both the laboratory and the field.

In third year you will take a core module in animal behaviour. You will complete your own research project either working with our internationally recognised academics or with an industry partner through our Enterprise and Business Partnerships team.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lancaster University

Department:

Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC)

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

After graduation


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Biosciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

Unsurprisingly, the most common job for a zoology graduate on leaving is to work in a zoo or similar organisation - but there are a lot of other options available if you take this subject. Nearly a quarter of graduates take some kind of further qualification when they leave — mostly Masters degrees in zoology or related subjects, like biology or ecology — but a graduate from a zoology course can go into pretty much anything, with science, conservation, management, finance and marketing some of the most popular areas. Zoology graduates are also rather more likely than others to get a job overseas so if an international career appeals to you, this might be a degree to consider.

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