Undergraduate courses

Zoology

Overview

Zoology, the scientific study of animal life, covers various levels of animal organisation from sub-cellular to ecosystem. This BSc combines elements of traditional Zoology with contemporary biology to create a Zoology course for 21st-century scientists.

Based on a solid foundation in: Ecology • Evolution • Genetics • Cell Biology, this degree allows you to further specialise into the zoological area of your interest such as: Conservation Biology • Animal Behaviour • Evolutionary Genetics or Physiology. In addition to subject-specific knowledge, you will also develop practical experience of modern lab and field research techniques, giving you a range of technical skills. You will benefit from research-informed teaching, excellent departmental facilities and up-to-date IT and literary resources in a friendly and supportive setting.

The study of Zoology provides a broad base for careers in conservation, environmental and wildlife management, human and veterinary sciences, animal ecology and behaviour, the media, scientific journalism, teaching and research.

Study

Zoology, the scientific study of animal life, covers various levels of animal organisation from sub-cellular to ecosystem. This BSc combines elements of traditional Zoology with contemporary biology to create a Zoology course for 21st-century scientists. Based on a solid foundation in: Ecology • Evolution • Genetics • Cell Biology, this degree allows you to further specialise into the zoological area of your interest such as: Conservation Biology • Animal Behaviour • Evolutionary Genetics or Physiology.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, you will also develop practical experience of modern lab and field research techniques, giving you a range of technical skills. You will benefit from research-informed teaching, excellent departmental facilities and up-to-date IT and literary resources in a friendly and supportive setting. The study of Zoology provides a broad base for careers in conservation, environmental and wildlife management, human and veterinary sciences, animal ecology and behaviour, the media, scientific journalism, teaching and research.

A feature of Year 3 is the research project – a highlight for many students, as it provides the opportunity to work as a member of a research group. Some students elect to do their project at The Deep, Hull’s award-winning aquarium. You can also choose from a variety of options providing advanced knowledge in areas including: Sensory Physiology • Fisheries and Conservation • the Biological Impacts of Man.

You may also take part in one of our residential field trips to a variety of destinations in the UK and abroad.

Entry

  • Three A levels: 300 tariff points
  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass a suitable science based Diploma (merits may be required in certain units)

International students (language requirements)
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency.

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Features

Careers

The University of Hull has an excellent track record for employability. Staff work closely with the Careers Service to enhance career prospects for our students. Activities include CV training, mock interviews, training for assessment centres as well as a series of career talks from employers and ex-students. The Careers Service offers valuable advice on the range of opportunities available and advertises relevant vacancies. Employers comment on the excellent practical, problem solving and communication skills of Hull graduates.

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