Our programme puts all aspects of animal life under the
microscope, from sub-cellular level to ecosystems, combining
traditional Zoology and contemporary Biology in an exciting and
rewarding course for 21st-century scientists. You can complete your
final-year project as a member of one of our research groups or at
Hull’s award-winning submarium, The Deep. Placements in industry or
in schools provide you with career insights. Optional subsidised
dive training and field trips in the UK provide a wider perspective
of the animal kingdom.
Specialisation is a major feature of our programme, allowing you
to choose a zoological area tailored to your career goals such as
conservation biology, animal behaviour, evolutionary genetics or
physiology. Your learning experience is underpinned by research
active academics, hands-on experience of modern lab and field
research techniques, excellent facilities and a supportive setting.
Zoology teaching at Hull has earned an outstanding reputation; our
staff received a 100% rating for being 'good at explaining things'
in the National Student Survey 2014.
In your first year, you will study key concepts and learn key
skills through modules including Biodiversity, Ecology, Evolution,
Cell Biology, Genetics and Skills for Biological Sciences.
The second year includes the core modules Professional and
Research Skills for Biologists, Evolutionary Ecology, and
Physiology of Animals as well as a choice of modules for your
specialisation such as Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology,
Behavioural Ecology, or Biology of the Cell.
Your final year includes a research project which you can
complete as a member of one of the faculty’s research groups or at
Hull’s award winning submarium, The Deep. You will also study from
a range of advanced modules which include Sensory Physiology,
Fisheries and Conservation, and the Biological Impacts of Man.
- Three A levels: 300 tariff points (including: Grade B Biology,
plus preferably another science subject)
- 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
If your first language is not English, you will be required to
provide acceptable evidence of your English language
Our degree 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.
Many of our graduates go into successful careers as professional
biologists, laboratory officers, environmental consultant,
microbiologists and diving related positions. Others go into a
diverse range of careers with employers such as ConocoPhillips, RB,
the civil service, Boots, various hospitals, the Environment
Agency, Natural England, wildlife trusts, conservation agencies, or
the pharmaceutical industry.
Many students have also stayed on for higher degrees both at
masters and PhD level.