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Zoo Biology

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including Biology grade C and excluding General Studies.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 including relevant Biology modules

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Science grade C/4 or equivalent

112 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualifications, including A-level Biology grade C and excluding General Studies.

112 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including A-Level Biology grade C and excluding General Studies.

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

DMM

Including relevant Biology modules

UCAS Tariff

112

including Biology grade C and excluding General Studies.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Animal science

This course represents a unique opportunity for you to study a wider range of species than those covered in traditional Zoology degrees. Your learning will focus on the biology of exotic species, namely non-domestic and non-UK wildlife, and how to apply this to all aspects of the management and conservation of captive populations.

The course also includes field trips to UK zoos and wildlife parks, with optional project trips to Jersey Zoo, Mauritius and Madagascar.

Core scientific study is supported by our specialist Animal Unit. This purpose-built centre houses approximately 250 animals of 70 species, including various exotic species.

NTU is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA). We are also a teaching provider for zoo animal record keeping via the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).

The Uni


Course location:

Brackenhurst Campus

Department:

School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

72%
med
Animal science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

61%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

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.

£15,600
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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
60%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Animal care and control services
10%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Conservation and environment professionals

These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture, food and related studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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